Lytham Trophy: S. African Lawrence by 1
04 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Lytham Trophy Golf Tournament, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Thriston Lawrence Rankings

Thriston Lawrence
Thriston Lawrence

LYTHAM, ST. ANNE'S, England (May 4, 2014) -- South African Thriston Lawrence has claimed the 2014 Lytham Trophy.

Lawrence, who recently defended his South African Amateur title, shot rounds of 72-69-72-68 to win by a shot over Darius Van Driel of the Netherlands.

Lawrence used superb second and final-round efforts to distance himself from the field and hang on over Van Driel (66), Bradley Neil (69) and Gary Hurley (69), who finished second, third and fourth, respectively, and made hard surges in Sunday's final round.

The 72-hole international competition began in the early 1960s and is played solely at Royal Lytham, sight of the 2015 Walker Cup.

Results For Lytham Trophy Golf Tournament
1South AfricaThriston LawrenceSouth Africa100072-69-72-68=281
2NetherlandsDarius Van DrielNetherlands70071-73-72-66=282
3ScotlandBradley NeilScotland50075-71-68-69=283
T4IrelandGary HurleyIreland50072-71-72-69=284
T4SwedenMarcus KinhultSweden50071-68-73-72=284

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ABOUT THE Lytham Trophy

In the early 1960s some of the senior Members of the Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club felt that there was a gap in the amateur golfing calendar and the need for a major 72 hole scratch competition. Help was given by the English Golf Union to launch the event and to select entrants. The Scottish, Irish, Welsh and County Unions and various eminent players were approached for their support. All gave it willingly and so was born the Lytham Trophy.

It is held each year over the Bank Holiday Weekend at the beginning of May. It is now played solely at Royal Lytham with one round being played on the Friday and Saturday and the final two rounds, for those that have made the cut, on the Sunday.

Every winner takes away a replica for the handsome "Sputnick" trophy which was donated by Members subscriptions. All have been international golfers of the highest quality and many have gone on to be successful Professionals.

The entry is now of the highest calibre from all parts of the UK and Eire and in recent years from all over Europe.

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