Daan Huizing - who else? - leads St. Andrews Links Trophy
Daan Huizing
Daan Huizing

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (June 8, 2012) -- Flying Dutchman Daan Huizing took the lead after the first round of the St Andrews Links Trophy with an excellent score of six under par on the New Course.

Huizing led by four after birdies at the 3rd, 7th, 12th and 13th holes and an eagle at the 8th helped him card a 65 in cold and windy conditions. He said, "Putting is the strong part of my game. Today I hit all the par 5s in two and made a lot of good up and downs. I have learned to control the ball in the wind by relaxing and developing better distance control. I won at Lytham but it was not as windy as here. This year is the best I've ever played."

The 21 year-old's playing partners were also in contention with South African Brandon Stone posting a two under par 69 and Graeme Robertson from Glenbervie one shot further back after a 70. Also on two under par were Paul Kinnear from Formby, Ben Stow from Rushmore, Jamie Rutherford from Knebworth and Northern Ireland's Reeve Whitson.

Results For St. Andrews Links Trophy Golf Tournament
1NetherlandsDaan HuizingNetherlands150065-64-68-67--264
2Northern IrelandAlan DunbarNorthern Ireland100075-68-67-68--278
3ScotlandGraeme RobertsonScotland70070-73-72-64--279
T4IrelandRichard O'DonovanIreland70070-71-71-68--280
T4EnglandCraig HintonEngland70074-70-68-68--280

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ABOUT THE St. Andrews Links Trophy

72-hole stroke play that draws one of the top amateur fields in Europe. Field plays two rounds at the Old Course and one additional (sometimes the Jubilee, sometimes the New), then the field is cut to the low 40 and ties. The final two rounds are played on the Old Course.

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