The French Boys’ team, after leading the first round, continued their impressive collective performance by securing the best score in the second round. As dominant winners of the qualification, they are set to face Switzerland in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Having dominated the first round and maintained control in the second, the French Boys’ team proved their hunger for revenge after last year’s final defeat. This Wednesday, at the Diamond Country Club, they demonstrated their ability to turn words into action. Despite a violent storm interrupting the game for part of the afternoon, the players under captain Jean-Charles Gouvernaire and coaches Jean-François Lucquin and Pierre-Jean Cassagne once again delivered the best collective score of 358 (-2), the only score under par among the sixteen nations competing. They won the qualification with a total of 713 (-7), nine strokes ahead of England and a remarkable 26 strokes ahead of Sweden.

“We had another great day; the boys really showed up. Tomorrow, a new tournament begins. We’re playing Switzerland, and we must not underestimate them: they will do everything to destabilize us, but that’s out of the question!” said the captain.

Adding to the triumph, a French player won the individual qualification: Hugo Le Goff. After his 69 (-3) yesterday, the Paris Country Club player posted a 68 (-4) today, marking the best score among his teammates. The French team was well-supported by performances from Arthur Carlier (69), Oscar Couilleau (72), Noa Auch-Roy (74), and Callixte Alzas (75), while Aaron Van Hauwe’s 81 (+9) was discarded.

In the quarter-finals, the French team will face their Swiss neighbors, who barely made it to the knockout stage by climbing three ranks today.