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Lynn reflects on 'special' week

Stoke journeyman looking forward to Augusta trip next year

Last Updated: 13/08/12 8:19am

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David Lynn: Runner-up finish earned him an invitation to the Masters

David Lynn: Runner-up finish earned him an invitation to the Masters

David Lynn was still trying to take in his achievement of finishing second in his first tournament in America following the USPGA.

The 38-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent skipped the Austrian Open last month to protect his top-100 ranking and earn a spot in only the second Major of his career, nine years after played in the Open.

"To come and perform the way I have this week in a major is very special and a great achievement. It has not sunk in properly yet to be honest. "
David Lynn Quotes of the week

And after scoring 68-68 on the weekend Lynn can now look forward to a trip to the Masters next spring.

"It's a little bit surreal right now," said Lynn, whose only win came in the 2004 Dutch Open. "I've never been exempt to play in anything in America, so that's the reason why I've never been over here. This is a good start.

"To come and perform the way I have this week in a major is very special and a great achievement. It has not sunk in properly yet to be honest.

"The Masters is just a dream come true, obviously - amazing. Seeing Augusta as many times as I have, it's like I know the place and I've never even been there.

"So actually to go and get to experience it is going to be something I'm really going to look forward to."

The Ocean Course has a links feel, running next to sand dunes and providing plenty of sea breeze that helped Lynn feel at home.

"I have to say, with the wind, it probably is a little bit European. I noticed that I think there was eight players in the top 10 going into today's round were European," he added.

"The only thing I've struggled with this week is the humidity. I've been wearing a rain glove because my hands get quite sweaty. It has been quite hot and humid.

"But it's lived up to its expectations for me. I've loved the golf course, and the crowds has been fantastic, everything has been great."

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