Lytham Trophy winner Jack Singh-Brar
(Golf England Photo)
LYTHAM SAINT ANNES, UK (May 7, 2017) - After the long 36-hole final day of the Lytham Trophy it was Jack Singh-Brar who lifted the trophy.
Playing at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Singh-Brar finished 8-over and two shots in front of runner-up Charlie Strickland.
After beginning the day tied for the lead Singh-Brar closed with rounds of 72-75 to take the lead alone in the third round before closing it out in the fourth round. His only birdie of the final round came on the 17th hole and it helped seal the deal.
The victory was Singh-Brar's first career AmateurGolf.com ranking victory and it comes on the heels of four previous point earning finishes already this season.
Strickland was second at 10-over, Jake Burnage took third at 11-over while Pierre Junior Verlaar and Simon Richardson shared fourth at 12-over.
At the midway point of the Lytham Trophy Jeff Wright and Jack Singh-Brar are tied for the lead. Both players will begin Sunday's 36-hole final day 1-over and ahead by three shots.
Playing at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Wright moved into the lead by following up a first round round 4-over 74 with a 3-under 67 in the second round. The round included six birdies and three bogeys. After beginning his round with a 1-over 35, Wright flipped the script on the second nine as he carded a flawless 4-under 32 that was headlined by consecutive birdies on Nos. 11 and 12.
For Singh-Brar it has been rounds of 68-73 thus far. On Saturday Singh-Brar was able to keep himself in the mix despite a double-bogey and two bogeys thanks to a pair of birdies.
Simon Richardson is third at 4-over, Charlie Strickland is fourth at 6-over while three others are sharing fifth at 7-over.
ABOUT THE Lytham Trophy
In the early 1960s some of the senior
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
and many have gone on to be successful
The entry is now of the highest calibre from
parts of the UK and Eire and in recent years
from all over Europe.
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