Walker on great run

Luke Walker winner of the Wyreside Trophy

Luke Walker winner of the Wyreside Trophy

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KNOTT End’s Luke Walker won the Wyreside Trophy at his home course by four strokes – and saw his handicap drop down to scratch.

Luke did what his father Paul, the Knott End professional, failed to do by winning the Wyreside, one of the longest-established open competitions on the Fylde coast.

The 20-year-old nett scores were 63 and 67.

Th highlight of his first round was a 40-foot putt on the third green, though accuracy was the key to his success

“I just planned to hit the middle of the green every time,” said Luke (pictured right), who helps his dad in the club shop.

He has competed in the Wyreside since his junior days but this was not his first Fylde open win.

Luke is a previous winner of the De Frece Trophy at Blackpool North Shor and will try to make it a double at the Devonshire Road course.

His other targets for the summer include the Spencer Trophy at Fleetwood and the Lytham Green Drive Trophy.