Lytham Trophy: Eckhardt tops Hume in playoff
05 May 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Lytham Trophy Golf Tournament, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Albert Eckhardt Rankings

LANCASHIRE, Scotland (May 5, 2013) -- Albert Eckhardt struggled in the final round but managed to knock off Jack Anthony Hume in a playoff to take the top spot in the Royal Lytham Trophy at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, the site of the 2012 Open Championship.

Eckhardt shot a third-round 69 to get into contention but followed it up with a Sunday 73, which allowed Hume a chance to notch a tie at the end of 72 holes of regulation.

Julien Marot of France was third, tied alongside Kristian Johannessen of Norway. Internationally ranked Nathan Kimsey finished tied for sixth.

Results For Lytham Trophy Golf Tournament
T1FinlandAlbert EckhardtFinland100073-72-69-73--287
T1IrelandJack HumeIreland70072-77-70-68--287
T3FranceJulien MarotFrance50075-74-70-72--291
T3NorwayKristian JohanessenNorway50070-74-73-74--291
5Northern IrelandReeve WhitsonNorthern Ireland50075-72-72-73--292

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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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