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30/07/2017

Quadrangular International 2017

France win at El Pilar Sarria

France has won the 2017 Quadrangular International which was played at El Pilar Sarria on July 29th/30th 2017. France recovered from a foursomes deficit (3.5 to 0.5) to win the singles handsomely 6-2 and take the title for the first time (6.5 to 5.5). Galicia defeated Basque Country 10-2 overall to finish third for the third consecutive year.  The winning combination was Damien Ducept, Laurent Duffourc, Therry Gendreau, Pierre Enault, Thibaut Ferre, JeanFrançois Grelet, Colin Kia and Yann Le Tallec
Head of delegation was Laurent Duffourc and Captain on the course was Damien Ducept.

Catalonia led France early in Sunday's final. The Catalans took 3.5 of the four morning foursomes. Galicia led Basque Country 3-1 in the play off for third and fourth. 

Catalonia were 12-0 winners of their semi-final. France took 5 singles against Galicia to advance 7-5 overall.

Catalonia had a clear advantage after the foursomes round of the semi-finals. The other match was evenly poised.
Catalonia 4 Basque 0
Galicia 2 France 2

The Strokeplay phase was staged on Saturday morning. Catalonia totalled 23 under par for their best five scores out of six to take the top seeding position for the matchplay rounds. Hosts Galicia were close behind on -19 with France on -12 and Basque Country +20. Catalonia faced Basque Country in the first semi-final while Galicia played France.

See some relevant pre-2017 event statistics here.

Holders Catalonia were defending the title against France, hosts Galicia and Basque Country. 2016 Catalan Matchplay champion, Marçal Moré and the Matchplay runner-up last season, Joan Poch headlined the Catalonia team. This powerful duo were joined by Eric Puig, Josep Martinez, Jaume Vidal, Javier Gamero, Miquel Porta and Nil Peiro. Pen pictures of the Catalan team can be seen here. Luis Fernandez was non-playing captain of the team.

The Basque association was represented by: Jose Ipina, Ivan Otegui, Sergio Ipina, Jorge Martin, Bettan Saralegui, Juan Medina, Aratz Saralegi and Miguel Rodriguez. 

Galicia's team was Marcos Gomez, Antonio Suazo, Antonio Salgado, Nacho Prada, Charly Pena, Tomas Escarda, Manuel Silva and Marcos Rodriguez. José Lopez was captain of Galicia.

The (CPPF) Comité Pitch and Putt France named the following eight players to represent France at El Pillar-Sarria: Damien Ducept, Laurent Duffourc, Therry Gendreau, Pierre Enault, Thibaut Ferre, JeanFrançois Grelet, Colin Kia and Yann Le Tallec
Head of delegation was Laurent Duffourc and Captain on the course was Damien Ducept.

Format in El Pilar Sarria was 18 holes strokeplay (2 foursomes and 4 singles, worst score discarded) to decide the seedings followed by Matchplay semi-finals and finals (foursomes and singles). 

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