Europe have claimed back the Junior Ryder Cup with a record breaking 11-point victory of the US, ending six straight defeats for the Europeans.
A thumping 20 ½ to 9 ½ win over the Americans on Thursday at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, host to the 2023 Ryder Cup which gets underway on Friday morning.
Europe entered the final day singles matches with a six point lead after a clean sweep in Wednesday's four-balls only to seal the deal with seven victories and three ties in 12 Thursday singles matches.
Spaniard Andrea Revuelta holed the winning putt at Golf Nazionale to seal outright victory for Team Europe for the first time since 2004.
European Junior Ryder Cup Captain Stephen Gallacher was delighted to bring home the trophy back to the Europeans.
“It feels absolutely amazing,” he said. “I am so proud of this team and what they have achieved. The team spirit has been unbelievable, and it has been a privilege to be their Captain.
“Every player took control of their own game and they’ve done everything I could have asked of them. The standard of golf has blown me away and it has been inspiring to watch. We are looking at future Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup stars.
“The standard and the talent out there is unreal and the future is bright for Europe. They have all been superstars. The way they dealt with the pressure of playing in this arena has been exceptional and I think our team wanted it a bit more today.”