Top 10 storylines: Huizing wins Lytham Trophy
By Ron Balicki, Golfweek
There were plenty of good stories that came out of amateur golf this
past season, exciting,
happy endings as well as disappointing, heart-breaking endings.
From Steven Fox winning the U.S. Amateur, to Nathan Smith
capturing a record fourth U.S.
Mid- Amateur to a 14-year-old from China qualifying for next year’s
Masters -- and a whole
lot more along the way.
I’ve been covering amateur golf at just about every level for some 30
years and it seems
each year provides its own share of interesting stories, whether in
victory or defeat.
Compiling a list of the best of them for 2012 was difficult, but here is
a list of my top 10:
Stories of 2012
- No. 10: Guan
wins Asian Am | Read
- No. 9:
Peter Williamson's Summer | Read
8 Rhys Pugh's Comeback | Read
- No. 7:
Chris Williams' Western Am run
- No. 6:
Daan Huizing wins Lytham Trophy | Read
- No. 5:
USA dominates World Am Team | Read
Vogel wins U.S. Public Links | Read
Alan Dunbar wins British Amateur | Read
Nathan Smith wins 4th U.S. Mid-Am | Read
Steven Fox wins thrilling U.S. Am | Read
No. 6: Daan Huizing became the first player from The Neatherlands to
win the prestigious
Lytham Trophy, one of the premier amateur tournaments in Europe.
He did it most impressively and in style to boot.
Huizing defeated Germany’s Moritz Lampert by 11 strokes, finishing
at 7-under 273 at the
par-70 Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s Golf Club in England.
It was the second-best winning total behind James Heath’s 18-under
266 in 2004.