Eleven Irish chasing glory in 50th Lytham Trophy

Royal Lytham and St Annes. Picture via royallytham.org

Newly-crowned West of Ireland champion Jack Hume will be gunning for some payback when he heads an 11-strong Irish challenge for the 50th edition of the Lytham Trophy which starts at Royal Lytham and St Annes on Friday.

Only three Irish players have won the Lytham Trophy since it was first played in 1965 — Tom Craddock (1969), Martin Sludds (1982) and Paul Cutler (2010). But after losing out to Finland's Albert Eckhardt in a playoff for the title last year, the Naas ace must be regarded as one of the top contenders for the title.

The 144-strong field with play one round on both Friday and and Saturday with the leading 40 and tied then play 36 holes on Sunday. 

Rory McNamara (Headfort), Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene), Irish Close champion Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass), Geoff Lenehan (Portmarnock), Gary Hurley (West Waterford), Richard Bridges (Stackstown), Gary Collins (Rosslare), Eugene Smith (Ardee), Reeve Whitson (Mourne) and Dermot McElroy (Ballymena) complete the Irish line up.

Whitson was fifth last year but Irish eyes could well look to McElroy, who was 24th, to finally add a major title to his stellar CV.

Lytham Trophy, Royal Lytham and St Annes, May 2-4

Time R1 Match Time R2 Name Club
0730 1 1140 Fraser Moore Glenbervie Glenbervie
Rory McNamara Headfort Headfort
Jack Singh Brar Remedy Oak Remedy Oak
0740 2 1150 Tiarnan McLarnon Massereene Massereene
Kenny Subregis France France
Jack Cardy Ipswich Ipswich
0750 3 1200 Dominic S Barnes Caldy Caldy
Marcel Ohorn Germany Germany
Ben Amor Marlborough Marlborough
0800 4 1210 Jacopo Jori Italy Italy
Mathias Eggenberger Switzerland Switzerland
Jorge Simon de Miguel Spain Spain
0810 5 1220 Bobby Keeble Crowlands Heath Crowlands Heath
Martin Keskari Germany Germany
Cormac Sharvin Ardglass Ardglass
0820 6 1230 Tom Robson Weymouth Weymouth
Louis Tomlinson West Lancashire West Lancashire
Johannes Diederichs Germany Germany
0830 7 1240 Adam Chapman Windermere Windermere
Robert Burlison Oxley Park Oxley Park
Kyle McClung Wigtownshire County Wigtownshire County
0840 8 1250 Freddie Sheridan-Mills Walsall Walsall
Oskar Bergqvist Sweden Sweden
Ryan Evans Wellingborough Wellingborough
0850 9 1300 Luis Thiele Brazil Brazil
Maximilian Oelfke Germany Germany
Connor Syme Dumfries & County Dumfries & County
0900 10 1310 Jack Barrie Yule Middleton Hall Middleton Hall
Scott Gibson Southerness Southerness
Michael Saunders Dartford Dartford
0910 11 1320 Markus Maukner Austria Austria
Geoff Lenehan Portmarnock Portmarnock
Patrick Bell R. Lytham & St Annes R. Lytham & St Annes
0920 12 1330 Gary Hurley West Waterford West Waterford
MD Duncalf Formby Formby
Maximilian Roehrig Germany Germany
0930 13 1340 Christiaan Bezuidenhout South Africa South Africa
Adam Blomme Sweden Sweden
Allyn Dick Kingsknowe Kingsknowe
0940 14 1350 Steve McGlynn Preston Preston
Ben Bradley Germany Germany
Jamie Savage Cawder Cawder
0950 15 1400 Julien Cosentino France France
Andrew Wilson Darlington Darlington
Jamie Dick Forest Hills (Gloucestershire) Forest Hills (Gloucestershire)
1000 16 1410 Mark Porter Sherwood Forest Sherwood Forest
John Douglas Aberdour Aberdour
Sigot Lopez Spain Spain
1010 17 1420 Christian Braeunig Germany Germany
Mark Young Longridge Longridge
Joe Dean Lindrick Lindrick
1020 18 1430 Jean-Michel Hall Woburn Woburn
Paul Howard Southport & Ainsdale Southport & Ainsdale
Gordon Stevenson Whitecraigs Whitecraigs
1030 19 1440 Thriston Lawrence South Africa South Africa
J S Bower Meltham Meltham
Jake McNulty Canada Canada
1040 20 1450 Daniel Kay Dunbar Dunbar
Alastair Jones Radyr Radyr
Graeme Robertson Glenbervie Glenbervie
1050 21 1500 Tim Gornik Slovenia Slovenia
Harry Casey Enfield Enfield
Darius Van Driel Netherlands Netherlands
1100 22 1510 Robbie Van West Prise d Eau Prise d Eau
Lee Jones Conwy(Caernarvonshire) Conwy(Caernarvonshire)
Dermot McElroy Ballymena Ballymena
1110 23 1520 Joel Girrbach Switzerland Switzerland
Richard Bridges Stackstown Stackstown
Robin Roussel France France
1120 24 1530 Alyn Torrence Wrexham Wrexham
Marcus Kinhult Sweden Sweden
Mathias Gladbjerg Denmark Denmark
1140 25 0730 L Johnson Kings Lynn Kings Lynn
Nicolai Kristensen Denmark Denmark
Oliver Carr Heswall Heswall
1150 26 0740 Sebastian Von Den Hoff Germany Germany
Ian Kenwright Haydock Park Haydock Park
Ciaran Paul Doherty Bury Bury
1200 27 0750 Daniel Young Craigie Hill Craigie Hill
Javier Ballesteros Spain Spain
Albert Eckhardt Finland Finland
1210 28 0800 Anthony Renard France France
Niklas Noergaard Moeller Denmark Denmark
Ashley Chesters Hawkstone Park Hawkstone Park
1220 29 0810 Haydn McCullen Delamere Forest Delamere Forest
Dominic Foos Germany Germany
Andre Tourinho Brazil Brazil
1230 30 0820 Oliver Roberts Hong Kong Hong Kong
Mark Phillip Collins Chart Hills Chart Hills
Ashton Turner Kenwick Park Kenwick Park
1240 31 0830 Kristian Krogh Johannessen Norway Norway
Gary Collins Rosslare Rosslare
W P Shucksmith Alwoodley Alwoodley
1250 32 0840 Reeve Whitson Mourne Mourne
S Whitaker Blankney Blankney
Kristoffer Ventura Norway Norway
1300 33 0850 S Edwards Bigbury Bigbury
James McCormick Styal Styal
Daniel Wasteney Lindrick Lindrick
1310 34 0900 P Kinnear Formby Formby
Adam Dunton McDonald McDonald
Alasdair Mcdougall Elderslie Elderslie
1320 35 0910 Edouard Amacher Switzerland Switzerland
Oscar Granstrom-Livesey R. Mid-Surrey R. Mid-Surrey
Martino Morszeck Germany Germany
1330 36 0920 Hurly Long Germany Germany
Toby Tree Golf at Goodwood Golf at Goodwood
Sean Towndrow Southport & Ainsdale Southport & Ainsdale
1340 37 0930 Christopher Dammert Germany Germany
Frederic Lacroix France France
Felix Kvarnstrom Sweden Sweden
1350 38 0940 Juuso Kahlos Finland Finland
Victor Joffray France France
John Carroll Huyton & Prescot Huyton & Prescot
1400 39 0950 Thomas Lawton Wilmslow Wilmslow
Jordan Smith Bowood Golf & Country Club Bowood Golf & Country Club
Maximilian Mehles Germany Germany
1410 40 1000 Nicholas Arnoldi South Africa South Africa
Jonathan Hurst Pleasington Pleasington
Jimmy Mullen R. North Devon R. North Devon
1420 41 1010 Daniel Brown Bedale Bedale
Jack Anthony Hume Naas Naas
Alexander Culverwell Dunbar Dunbar
1430 42 1020 Jack McDonald Kilmarnock (Barassie) Kilmarnock (Barassie)
Eugene Smith Ardee Ardee
Vince Van Veen Netherlands Netherlands
1440 43 1030 Michael Smyth R. Troon - Old Course R. Troon - Old Course
Alfie Plant Rochester & Cobham Park Rochester & Cobham Park
Adam Wilson Mold Mold
1450 44 1040 Nick Marsh Huddersfield Huddersfield
Simon Zach Czech Republic Czech Republic
Michael Hirmer Germany Germany
1500 45 1050 Bradley Neil Blairgowrie Blairgowrie
Vitek Novak Czech Republic Czech Republic
Toby Crisp Links (Newmarket) Links (Newmarket)
1510 46 1100 Severiano Prins Netherlands Netherlands
Alexander Stubbs Oxfordshire (The) Oxfordshire (The)
Henry Tomlinson R. Lytham & St Annes R. Lytham & St Annes
1520 47 1110 Scott Borrowman Dollar Dollar
Craig Howie Peebles Peebles
Ewen Ferguson Bearsden Bearsden
1530 48 1120 Greig Marchbank Thornhill Thornhill
Alasdair Dalgliesh Haywards Heath Haywards Heath
Craig David Ross Kirkhill Kirkhill