Golf: Lindrick star retains Lee Westwood Trophy

Lindrick’s England A squad player Joe Dean set a tournament record as he retained the Lee Westwood Trophy at Rotherham Golf Club.

The 20-year-old led from the start of the 72-hole world ranking event, and never looked like relinquishing his grasp on the silverware he won last year.

His record score of 266 was one shot lower than the previous best, set by Gary Wolstenholme in 2008, which was some achievement considering the blustery conditions on a tough course.

The 12-shot margin of victory over England A squad teammates Robert Burlison of Oxley Park and Meltham’s Jamie Bower summed up Dean’s play over the week.

He said: “I played steadily all week. The driver was working well and the putts dropped.”

Westwood himself, meanwhile, plays in The Barclays this week, part of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, at the Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, in New Jersey.

This is his third year at the event, having shared fifth place in 2012 and 25th last year.

The Worksop golfer tees off on Thursday alongside Michael Thompson and Jhonattan Vegas.