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GB&I team announced for the 2016 Jacques Leglise Trophy

The Great Britain and Ireland team to face the Continent of Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy match at Prince’s in Kent later this month was announced by The R&A today.

The nine player GB&I team for the match on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August is:

Toby Briggs (16)

Dunston Hall, England

Alex Fitzpatrick (17)

Hallamshire, England

Harry Goddard (16)

Hanbury Manor, England

Kevin LeBlanc (18)

The Island, Ireland

Thomas Mulligan (17)

Co Louth, Ireland

Marco Penge (Captain) (18)

Golf at Goodwood, England

Mark Power (16)

Kilkenny, Ireland

Jamie Stewart (16)

Old Ranfurly, Scotland

Charlie Strickland (17)

Ham Manor, England

The GB&I team, which will be managed by Peter McEvoy OBE, will be looking to retain the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the fourth consecutive match after last year’s contest at Royal Dornoch finished  12 ½ - 12 ½. GB&I (pictured) won a close contest by 12½ - 11½ at Barsebäck in Sweden in 2014 and achieved a 15-9 victory at Royal St David's in Wales in 2013. GB&I has won 37 matches overall compared to ten for the Continent of Europe.

England international Marco Penge will return as captain of the team and is joined from the 2015 team by Thomas Mulligan, who was runner-up to Mark Power in the Irish Boys’ Championship in June. It was Power’s second win of the season after he claimed the Peter McEvoy Trophy in April. The third Irishman in the team is Kevin LeBlanc, who won the Junior Open in 2014.

Among the others in the five-strong English contingent who will be looking to make their mark in the match on the Kent coast will be boy international Harry Goddard, who won the South East Junior Championship in May, and Alex Fitzpatrick, younger brother of two-time winner on the European Tour Matthew.

The format for the Jacques Leglise Trophy match is four foursomes ties each morning, eight singles matches on the afternoon of Friday 26 August and nine singles matches on the afternoon of Saturday 27 August.

For scoring and reports from the matches please visit Championships.randa.org.