Lutz wins British Senior Amateur by one

Friday, August 5, 2011

Chip Lutz won the British Seniors Open Amateur at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on Friday, holding off Arthur Pierse and Frank Ford III.

Lutz, 59, finished at 2-under 214, and was one shot ahead of Pierse, an Irishman who won this championship in 2007. Lutz was runner-up last year to American Paul Simson, and Pierse won in 2007.

“It’s just so emotional, I’m overwhelmed to have won,” Lutz said. “This is my first national championship and it feels great to have been able to finish it off after being runner-up to Paul (Simson) at Walton Heath last year.”

Lutz is Golfweek’s No. 3-ranked senior.