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Teams from France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa joined teams from the four Home Nations at The Berkshire on 14th and 15th May to compete in the final of the Golf Foundationís International School Team Championship. The teams of three had qualified for the 36-hole event having won their own national competitions.

At the end of day one New Zealand held a 5 shot lead over Australia, with England the best placed Home Nation a further 17 shots behind. On the final day the Australians applied themselves to the task of wrestling the trophy from New Zealand, the holders, with great determination. However, the Kiwis held their nerve to return scores of 67, 72 and 75 giving them a 4 shot victory. France finished in third place 8 shots ahead of England. Ireland, Scotland and Wales finished 7th, 9th and 10th respectively.

R&A Captain, John Uzielli, attended to present the R&A Trophy to the winning team and said, "There was a lot of excellent golf, particularly from the winners, but I was especially impressed by the good sportsmanship and camaraderie displayed by all the players."

Sam Hunt, reigning New Zealand Amateur Champion, retained the PGA European Tour Trophy for the best individual score after carding two sub-par rounds (71, 67) to finish six under.

The event began in 1972 with just 112 schools taking part. In this yearís event 2,000 schools from around the world participated.


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