Matthew Jordan dominates, wins Lytham Trophy
Lytham Trophy winner Matthew Jordan
(Irish Golf Desk)
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (May 6, 2018) - With three subpar rounds, including a final round 4-under 66 that matched the low round of the tournament Matthew Jordan blitzed the field to win the Lytham Trophy.
Playing at Royal Lytham & St Annes, a member of the Open Championship rota, Jordan completed play 8-under and as the only play under-par for the week. In the final round Jordan got his round off to a perfect start with a birdie on the first and never looked back carding five birdies overall against just one blemish on the par-4 15th. Jordan, ranked No. 13 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Rankings, carded his additional birdies on the 8th, 13th, 14th and 16th holes.
The final day of the Lytham Trophy includes the third and fourth rounds which follows single rounds of play on Friday and Saturday. Jordan began the 36-hole final day with an even-par 70 that came on the heels of 67-69 tallies on Friday and Saturday.
Two-strokes off the pace following the first round, Jordan played his best golf throughout the week on the front side birdieing six-times while bogeying just once to play the side in 5-under.
For Jordan the win was his second career Golfweek/AGC Rankings victory after he claimed the St. Andrews Links Trophy in 2017.
Mitch Waite was a distant second at 1-over, Sam Locke and David Nyfjall shared third iwth a 4-over tally while Thomas Plumb took fifth at 5-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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