Live From: 20th French-American Challenge
SCARSDALE, N.Y. (October 26, 2022) -- The Met Area team overcame a 6.5 - 3.5 deficit in the 20th French-American Challenge, winning seven of 10 singles matches en route to the dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Ligue de Golf Paris at Quaker Ridge. Full recap to come.
The French-American Challenge was introduced as “Fred’s Cup” in 1990, named after sponsor and international jeweler Fred Joaillier. It was conducted annually from 1990-1998, and since 2000 has been played every other year while alternating between the Met Area and sites in France.
The competition requires all 10 players on each team to play in each of the three sessions, which concludes with singles matches on day two. The Ligue de Paris has had a stronghold on the trophy, with the Met Area’s team only winning in 1991. Ties have occurred in 1995 and 2004.
With Quaker Ridge hosting the event, it becomes the first club to have hosted both the Governor Hugh L. Carey Challenge Cup (2003) and French-American Challenge. The club has strong history of hosting both MGA championships and international team competitions already, serving as host of the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup in 1997 and 2018, respectively.