Top 10 storylines: Huizing wins Lytham Trophy
27 Dec 2012
by Golfweek

see also: Daan Huizing Rankings

Daan Huizing
Daan Huizing

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.

Golfweek's Top 10 Stories of 2012
  • No. 10: Guan wins Asian Am | Read
  • No. 9: Peter Williamson's Summer | Read
  • No. 8 Rhys Pugh's Comeback | Read
  • No. 7: Chris Williams' Western Am run | Read
  • No. 6: Daan Huizing wins Lytham Trophy | Read
  • No. 5: USA dominates World Am Team | Read
  • No. 4: T.J. Vogel wins U.S. Public Links | Read
  • No. 3: Alan Dunbar wins British Amateur | Read
  • No. 2: Nathan Smith wins 4th U.S. Mid-Am | Read
  • No. 1: Steven Fox wins thrilling U.S. Am | Read
Compiling a list of the best of them for 2012 was difficult, but here is a list of my top 10:

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.

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