Daan Huizing proved why he’s the seventh best player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking with an emphatic victory in the Lytham Trophy. The Dutchman was simply peerless over this year’s Open Championship course.
Huizing opened with consecutive 3-under-par 67s to take a three shot lead after 36-holes. He then powered away from the field on the final day with rounds of 71 and 68 for a 7-under-par total of 273, the second lowest winning total in Lytham Trophy history.
Holland’s best amateur ran out an 11-shot winner over Germany’s Moritz Lampert. Huizing was the only player to return three scores under par. His 72-hole total was all the more impressive considering the standard scratch score each round was 75.
Huizing consolidates his ranking of seventh on the WAGR table. Lampert improves his ranking 62 places to world number 132.
Johan De Beer of South Africa moves 36 spots this week to 101st following victory in the Mountain West Championship in US college golf.
De Beer took the title at the OMNI Tucson National course in Arizona thanks to rounds of 67, 71 and 66 for a 9-under-par total of 204. The Texas Christian University player ended up two shots ahead of French teammate Julien Brun and Colorado State’s Zahkai Brown.
Brun improves his status as the world’s highest ranked French amateur. He moves three places to 16th. Brown jumps 71 places to world number 174.
Sebastian Cappelen is the only player to move into the top 20 this week. Cappelen, Denmark’s highest ranked amateur, improves one place to 20th. Two Australians make significant moves into this week’s top 50. Oliver Goss leaps 48 places to world number 34, while Daniel Nisbet betters his ranking by 13 spots to take the 49th position .
Becky Harries of Wales eased the disappointment of missing out on a place in the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup side with victory in the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship at Ashburnham.
The 23-year-old is third reserve for this year’s Curtis Cup match at Nairn, but that did not stop her from bettering some GB&I team members.
Opening rounds of 76 and 75 over the par 74 course put Harries in fifth place heading into the third and final round, but she returned a closing 5-under-par 69 to finish on 2-under-par 220. She defeated compatriot Chloe Williams by two shots. England’s Georgia Hall, second reserve for this year’s Curtis Cup, was four shots behind Harries in third place.
Harries was the only player in the field to shoot a score under 70.
Harries moves inside the top 100 on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking as a result. She moves 53 spots to world number 59. Williams improves 345 places to world number 412. Hall moves inside the top 100, improving 63 spots to 80th.
Boulden remains 13th on the ranking, the world’s highest placed Welsh player. Tidy also breaks into this week’s top 100, improving 38 places to world number 76.
Brittany Altomare of the United States and South Africa’s Alana Van Greuning move into the world top 50 this week. Altomare improves five places to world number 48, while Van Greuning moves two spots to 50th.