Four tied for Lytham Trophy lead through first round
Marcus Kinhult
Marcus Kinhult

LYTHAM SAINT ANNES, England — Playing Royal Lytham & St. Annes at one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious tournaments, four players are tied atop the opening-round leaderboard at two-under par 68.

One of those four is Swedish junior golfer Marcus Kinhult, who is fresh off his victory in the United States at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

Along with Kinhult, three other nations are represented in first place. Cormac Sharvin of Ireland, John Axelsen of Denmark, and Oliver Roberts of Hong Kong are tied at 68 alongside Kinhult.

Top-ranked players in the field include Scotland's Bradley Neil, who opened with one-over 71, Ireland's Gary Hurley, who also posted 71, and France's Romain Langasque, who carded 72.

Four Americans are in the field, with Missouri freshman Grant Kelton in the best shape after 18 holes at four-over 74. Jim Liu, Eli Cole, and James Glenn round out the golfer from the United States at Royal Lytham.

Results For Lytham Trophy Golf Tournament
1SwedenMarcus KinhultSweden120068-69-71-72=280
T2WalesRichard JamesWales90073-71-76-68=288
T2FranceRobin RousselFrance90074-71-73-70=288
T2Northern IrelandCormac SharvinNorthern Ireland90068-74-75-71=288
5AustriaLukas LipoldAustria70069-77-73-71=290

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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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