St. Andrews Links Trophy, big event in Scotland

The Italian team is participating in the St. Andrews Links Trophy, the prestigious tournament taking place from June 7th to 9th at St. Andrews, Scotland, on the New Course and the Old Course

by Andrea Gussoni
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St. Andrews Links Trophy, big event in Scotland
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The Italian team is participating in the St. Andrews Links Trophy, the prestigious tournament taking place from June 7th to 9th at St. Andrews, Scotland, on the New Course and the Old Course. In the event, which originated in 1989 and is now in its 35th edition, Giovanni Binaghi, Matteo Cristoni, Lucas Nicolas Fallotico, Michele Ferrero, Marco Florioli, Riccardo Fantinelli, Luca Memeo, Filippo Ponzano, Carlo Roman, and Tommaso Zorzetto will compete.

They will be supported by Alberto Binaghi, the Technical Commissioner of the Men's National Amateur Team, and Alain Vergari, the Assistant Technical Commissioner.

St. Andrews Links Trophy, results

Among others in the field are Irishman Joshua Hill, Scotsmen Gregor Tait and Connor Graham, Frenchman Hugo Le Goff, Spaniard Luis Masaveu, Dutchman Lars Van der Vight, and Swiss player Tom Mao.

The competition, played over 72 holes, will see the first two rounds played on the New Course and the Old Course, respectively. Then, the top 40 players and ties at the 40th position will contest the final 36 holes on the Old Course on the third and last day.

Only one Italian has stood atop the podium: Federico Zucchetti, who surpassed Filippo Campigli in 2015, the latter being the only Italian runner-up. The tournament's roll of honor includes Englishman Justin Rose, a Major Champion, as well as current DP World Tour players such as fellow Englishmen Matthew Southgate and Tom Lewis, and Scotsman Grant Forrest.

St. Andrews is widely regarded as the birthplace of golf and is home to some of the most historic and revered golf courses in the world. The town, located in Fife, Scotland, is synonymous with the sport and attracts golfers from all corners of the globe.

The Old Course at St. Andrews is the oldest and most famous golf course in the world. Dating back to the 15th century, it is steeped in history and tradition. The layout of the course, with its iconic features such as the Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker, has remained largely unchanged over the centuries, providing a unique and challenging test for golfers of all skill levels.

In addition to the Old Course, St. Andrews boasts several other championship-caliber courses, including the New Course, the Jubilee Course, and the Castle Course. Each course has its own distinct character and offers players a memorable golfing experience.

Beyond its golf courses, St. Andrews is also home to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the world. The club has played a central role in the development of the rules and governance of golf and continues to be a leading authority in the sport.

Overall, St. Andrews is a must-visit destination for any golf enthusiast, offering a rich history, stunning scenery, and world-class golfing facilities.

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