World Hickory Open win for Lyle

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Sandy Lyle rolled back the years to win the World Hickory Open at Panmure - his first victory of note anywhere in the world since the ISPS Handa Senior World Championship in 2011.


Lyle, 56, held off a field of over 100 players to win the unique two-day event. He triumphed by three shots from Norfolk-based professional Andrew Marshall and defending champion Paolo Quirici from Switzerland.

“I am very honoured to have won the World Hickory Open 2014,” said two-time major winner Lyle. “I came into the tournament quite late when I decided that, as I was in this corner of Scotland for the Dunhill, staying on for the World Hickory Open would be a great opportunity to test my hickory skills, while also helping to advance hickory golf in Scotland.

“It’s been a very good experience which certainly got my ticker going, especially over the last two or three holes of the last round, which were very nerve wracking.”
“I’ll hopefully be back to defend my title next year." Sandy Lyle

Lyle, an 18-time European Tour winner who has been playing hickory golf for almost three years, added: “I’ll hopefully be back to defend my title when the World Hickory Open is played at Carnoustie Championship next year.”

This year’s championship marked the ninth time that the World Hickory Open has taken place, with local councillor Mairi Evans hailing it as a great advert for the 34 golf courses within a 40-minute drive of Carnoustie.

“It encourages golfers who are passionate about celebrating the traditional aspects of the game to visit our part of Scotland and discover for themselves just how good our golf courses, golf facilities and accommodation are,” said Evans.

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