Maltese golfers have hit a fine vein of form in recent months with one national player even bagging three wins in three international tournaments in three months.
The team has now set out to the Pannonia Golf and Country Club in Budapest, Hungary, where four talented golfers will hit the eighth edition of the European Team Shield Championships organised by the European Golf Association.
Laurens Schulze Doering, JJ Micallef, Ruud Critien and Andy Borg will be competing and will be joined by Malta Golf Association President William Beck and National Coach Justin Walsh.
The championship was first held in 2015. At the time, Malta achieved fifth place. But since then, Team Malta has always featured on the podium.
Together they have tallied four bronze and two silver medals over the past editions. The latest being in Latvia, last year.
Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine will participate in this year’s edition. And among them, Malta has been ranked second in the tournament, just behind host nation Hungary.
Stroke Play Qualifiers ended on Wednesday 27th July, with matchplay beginning on Thursday up until Saturday 30th July.
Should you want to follow the event, you can do so by clicking here to keep track of live scoring updates.
Considering past successes in previous editions of the tournament and the current form of the team, could more silverware be on the cards?
Good luck Team Malta!