Daniel Huizing blows away field at Lytham Trophy
Daan Huizing
Daan Huizing

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (May 6, 2012) -- Daan Huizing from the Netherlands ran away from the rest of the field on the last day of the Lytham Trophy. In the morning he edged further ahead with a 71 that was not matched by those close to him. Despite the bland conditions only one player equalled the par of 70 in the third round.

In the final round he went out in 32 and after the turn had a remarkable twelve shot lead. He was in no mood to create any glimmer of hope for others and came home in a crisis free 36 to finish eleven shots ahead of Moritz Lambert from Germany.

The final leader board bore witness to the international entry. Behind the inner from the Netherlands, Lampert from Germany was second, Ben Westgate from Wales third, Paul Barjon from France fourth and Michael Miller from the USA fifth.

In the professional golf world, only players who have at some time been World Number 1 have won Open Championships at Lytham since the ranking system was introduced, so it comes as no surprise that Huizing won. He is currently the European Number 1 in the amateur rankings. Yet again Lytham has produced a top drawer winner.

His play on the last day was witnessed by his parents who by good fortune were already in London and came up to Lancashire on hearing of his overnight lead. He hopes to complete his degree in Economics in Utrecht before turning professional next year.

Results For Lytham Trophy Golf Tournament
1NetherlandsDaan HuizingNetherlands100067-67-71-68--273
2GermanyMoritz LampertGermany70069-72-71-72--284
3WalesBen WestgateWales50068-74-75-68--285
T4FrancePaul BarjonFrance50073-71-73-69--286
T4CAMichael MillerFresno, CA50071-73-72-70--286

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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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