St Andrews Links Trophy 2013

Raymond wins the 2013 St Andrews Links Trophy

England's Neil Raymond secured victory today in the St Andrews Links Trophy following a final day birdie blitz.


The 27-year-old Englishman compiled rounds of 72-73-68-69 for a four-round total of 6-under 282. Good enough for a two-shot victory over compatriots Max Orrin, Ryan Evans and Nathan Kimsey.


Raymond adds the prestigious St Andrews Trophy, sponsored by St Andrews Links global partner Allianz, to the two Brabazon Trophy titles he has won the last two years. He is the third Englishman to win the title in the last four years.


“To win any international amateur tournament is special, but to do it at St Andrews is extra special,” Raymond said.


“I’ve always wanted to win here. It’s unbelievable. It’s my last time playing this tournament as an amateur and it’s good to go out in style.”


The Englishman began the last two rounds six shots off the pace but had the best 36-hole aggregate score in the field, 7 under, with a barrage of eleven birdies over the final day's 36 holes, including three on the spin to start the final round.


“I putted lovely today,” Raymond said. “I’ve been working really hard on that part of my game a lot recently and it paid off this week.”


Previous Winners

2013 Neil Raymond Corhampton 282
2012 Daan Huizing Netherlands 264
2011 Tom Lewis Welwyn Garden City 279
2010 Matthew Southgate Thorpe Hall 275
2009 Alan Dunbar Rathmore 285
2008 Keir McNicoll Carnoustie 283
2007 Llewellyn Matthews Southerndown 273
2006 Oliver Fisher West Essex 280
2005 Lloyd Saltman Craigielaw 275
2004 Jamie McLeary Leven 284
2003 Richard Finch Hull 276
2002 Simon Mackenzie West Linton 289
2001 Steven O'Hara Colville Park 281
2000 Matthew King Toft Hotel 140*
1999 David Patrick Mortonhall 152*
1998 Craig Watson East Renfrewshire 276
1997 Justin Rose North Hants 284
1996 Barclay Howard Cochrane Castle 282
1995 Graham Rankin Palacerigg 276
1994 Barclay Howard Cochrane Castle 294
1993 Garry Hay Downfield 280
1992 Craig Watson East Renfrewshire 281
1991 Ricky Willison Ealing 289
1990 Stuart Bouvier Australia 280
1989 Russell Claydon Gog Magog 284
  * Due to inclement weather, the 1999 and 2000 events were reduced to a 36-hole championship.