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2004

2004 broke the record of registrations, compelling the organization to lower the handicap limit to 1,8 for boys and 5.0 for girls.

This year the tournament was disputed on a difficult course because of the bad weather.

Marco Guerisoli from Italy won the finals of the match play by 5/3 over the Swiss boy, Nicolas Eberhart.

For the girls, Sabrina Borchhardt (Switzerland) won with a very good score of 6/4 over our compatriot Elodie Wanet.

The Nations’ Tournament was won by the German team with a  score of 289 followed by Belgium realizing 296.

The victory  for the girls was achieved by the South African team with a score of 309.

 

2005

In the year 2005 there were over 220 registrations with some countries well represented and others less. Therefore it was decided that next year quota will be set up per country to avoid losing friends and to allow a representation for more nationalities.

The match plays were of great quality; Xavier Feyaerts from Belgium beat Gary Boyd  from England in semi-finals. The 14 year  Portuguese prodigy, Pedro Figueiredo secured the third place against Xavier Feyaerts, after having beaten Branden Grace from South Africa and Quentin de Valensart from Belgium. The finals were won by the Danish boy, Peter Bansoe with 3/2 over the very nervous Frederik Schulte from Germany.

For the girls, Inès Tusquets from Spain won in play-off at the 38th hole against our compatriot, Lien Willems

The Nations’Tournament was won for the first time since 1999 by Belgium, thanks to Xavier Feyaerts and Pierre Relecom with a total of 297 followed by the English team (298) and the Danes (299).

The victory for the girls went to the South African team for the second year in a row with a score of 307 and were ex aequo with the Spanish team.

 

2006

2006 was a milestone. After 27 years of match play, it was decided to move over to 72 holes of stroke play with a cut after 54 holes and the same for the Nations’ Tournament.

2006 was also the most important year for the International Juniors as far as the number of represented countries; we had 25 different nationalities among which Canada, Quebec, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Greece, USA etc… All British Isles regions were represented by girls and boys.

Appalling weather compelled the organization to cancel the third round.

The final victory, after only 54 holes, was for the Belgian boy, Dimitri Van Dooren with a total  score of 213 (or -3) followed by Frederik Schulte from Germany with a total score of 216.

For the girls, the victory, also after only 54 holes, was achieved by our compatriot, Lien Wlillems with a total score of  225 and the second place was for Fanny Vuignier from Switzeland and Kelsey MacDonald from Scotland, both with a total score of 226.

The boys’ Tournament was won for the second consecutive time by the Belgians, Xavier Feyaerts and Dimitri Van Dooren with a total of 291 followed by the Danes and the Icelanders with a total score of 292.

For the girls, the victory was for the Scots with a total score of 304, ahead of the Austrians and Belgians.

 

2007

This was the second year for 72 holes of stroke play with a cut after 54 holes.

Climate conditions were mild that year and 72 holes were played without any trouble.

For the boys, the final victory was for the Dane, Kasper Sorensen with a total score of 283 (or -5) and the second place was held by another Danish boy, Nicolai Aagaard with a total score of 284 (or -4).

For the girls, the victory was for the Italian, Alessia Knight who lead the tournament from the first till the last of the 72 holes with a splendid score of 284 (or – 4).

The Tournament of Nations was won both by the Scottish team for the girls and the boys with a total score of 585 for the boys and 600 for the girls. The Italians boys’ team was second with a total score of 588 and the second place for the girls was held by South Africa with a total score of 602.

 

2008

2008 was again the year of the Danes.The victory was for the Danish boy, Joachim Hansen with a total score of 288, followed by another Dane, Mads Sogaard with a total score of 289. For the girls, the victory was achieved by the Spanish girl, Ana Fernandez De Mesa with a total of 290 and the second place was held by Laure Castelein from France with a total score of 296.

 

2009

In 2009, the International Juniors took place in the same conditions as in the other years with the exception that there was a new main sponsor, Total, Europe’s leader in oil and petrochemicals.

The weather conditions were very sunny and 72 holes were played without any problem.

For the boys the final victory went to Thomas Pieters with a total score of 287 (or -1) and second place was held by the Dutchman, Dylan Boshart with a total score of 289.

For the girls, the victory went to Marianna Causin from Italy with a total score of 290 and second place was held by Nerea Salaverria from Spain with a total of 296.

The Dutch boys team won the Tournament of Nations with a total of 585 and for the girls, the victory went to the Italian team with a total of 594.

 

2010

The weather was fine and there was no problem in playing 72 holes. Same conditions as the preceding years with Total for the second consecutive year as main sponsor.  The course was in a top state however the greens were no doubt not as quick, due to an anthracnose issue.

For the boys, the play-off between 3 boys, the Frenchman Thomas Elissalde, Victor Perez and the Spaniard, Marcos Pastor Ruffian, at 284 or (-4) was  finally won by Thomas Elissalde.

For the girls, the victory went to the Scottish girl, Kelsey MacDonald, an International Juniors regular, with a total score of  293. Second place was held by the Italian girl, Federica Maria Costantini.

In the Tournament of Nations’,  Spain won for the boys with a total of 587 and Italy won in the girls’ category.

 

2011

This was a unique year as never such climatic conditions have been experienced: torrential rains, thunderstorms, tempest and wind…

Only 2 rounds could be played and the cut took place after 18 holes.

The final victory for the boys went to the German, Nicolai von Dellingshausen who played twice 69 or 138 (-6) in total which was a top score considering the difficult conditions of the course. The second place went after a tie-break to Willem Vork from the Netherlands with  a magnificent  score of 67 for the second round and 143 in total.

For the girls, the victory was for the Danish, Caroline  Nistrup with a total score of 142 and was followed by her compatriot, Henriette Nielsen with a total score of 146. The Belgian, Margaux Vanmol, recent winner of the British girls, selected for the Juniors Solheim Cup, ended third with the score of 147.

The Tournament of Nations  for the boys was won by the Netherlands with a total score of 288 before Italy with a total score of 289. In the girls’ Nations Tournament the victory went to Denmark with a total score of 292  and Spain held the second place with a total score of 304.

 

2012

There was an important change for the 34th International Juniors’ Tournament  as this edition was limited to juniors of 18 years old or under. The reason for this change was that many juniors start to play earlier and better. After the age of 18, they often turn professional or study and play at the American universities.

The scoring system remained the same i.e. 72 holes of stroke play with a cut after 54 holes.

For the boys the first 3 places were won by 3 Italian boys, respectively, Gianmaria Rean Trinchero (290), Luigi Botta (293) and Lorenzo Scalise (294).

For the girls, the victory went to the Spanish girl, Andrea Jonama with a total score of 298 followed by 3 Belgian girls, Charlotte De Corte (301), Camille Richelle (302) and Elodie van Dievoet (307).

The Tournament of Nations’ for the boys was won by Italy with a total score of 444 followed by Scotland with a total score of 446.  For the girls, the Tournament of Nations was won by Spain with a total score of 453 and the second place was for Belgium with a total score of 457.

 

2013

This was the second year that the Tournament was limited to juniors of 18 years old or under.

The Tournament has put on a new look as we welcome very young players accompanied by their parents and/or coaches and as a result, the juniors stay more easily at the hotel than in a host family. It was also important to  notice that two of our youngest players (a Belgian girl and a Belgian boy) born in the year 2000 played each a round under par i.e. a score of 71 for the girl and 70 for the boy which were one of the  best scores of the Tournament.

The weather was great and 4 rounds could be played without any problem.

For the boys, the victory went to Vitek Novak from the Czech Republic who never gave away the lead with a total score of 286, followed by the German, Maximilian Herrman with a total score of 289. The third place was for the Belgian, Alan De Bondt who made a great last round of 69 and 291 in total.

For the girls, the closing round finished with suspense as the leader after three rounds, the Spanish girl, Cristina Perez Iguaran collapsed and the victory went to the youngster, Agathe Laisne, aged 14, with an impressive and regular last round of 72 and 298 in total. The second place was taken by the Belgian girl, Clara Aveling with a total score of 299.

The boys Nations’ Tournament was won by Belgium with a total score of 598 followed by Austria with a total score of 602. The winner of the Tournament of Nations for girls was Italy with a total score of 608 followed by Spain with a total score of 612.

 

2014

2014 was the year of the Belgians boys. The victory was for Giovanni Tadiotto from Belgium with a total score of 281 (or -7) followed by his compatriot, Basile Devillet with a total score of 290. For the girls, the victory went for the second consecutive year to the French girl, Agathe Laisne with a total score of 290 followed by Ludovica Farina from Italy with a total score of 291.

The Belgian boys team won the Tournament of Nations and for the girls, the victory for the Tournament of Nations was achieved by the Italian team.

 

2015

2015, was big success with a record number of more than 180 registrations. As we could only accept 72 boys and 72 girls, we made a very difficult selection based on a quota per country, handicap and the world ranking.

This year we welcomed also a new sponsor, Euler Hermes, global leader in trade credit insurance.

The winner for the boys was Sami Välimaki from Finland with a total score of 282 (or -6) and the second position was held by Pedro Silva, 15 years old, from Portugal with a total score of 285 (-3).

Camille Gollety from France won the Tournament for the girls with a total score of 295 after a smashing 3 holes sudden death playoff against Vanessa Knecht from Switzerland.

Finland won the Nations’ Cup for the boys with a total score of 568 followed by Portugal with a total score of 575. The Nations’ Cup for girls was won by Czech Republic with a total score of 599 followed by France with a total score of  607.