Austrian Open (golf)

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Austrian Open
Tournament information
Location Atzenbrugg, Austria
Established 1990
Course(s) Diamond Country Club
Par 72
Length 7,386 yards (6,754 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour (1997–2005)
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,000,000
Month played June
Tournament record score
Aggregate 261 Markus Brier (2004)
To par −23 (as above)
Current champion
Sweden Mikael Lundberg

The Lyoness Open, is a men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour. It was founded as the Austrian Open in 1990, and was a European Tour event for seven straight years up to 1996, being held under a variety of names due to regular changes of title sponsor. The tournament dropped down to the Challenge Tour schedule between 1997 and 2005, with a sharp reduction in prize money, before returning to the main tour for the 2006 season. In 2012, it was announced that the Austrian shopping community Lyoness and its affiliated Greenfinity foundation would be the title sponsors for three seasons, that is, through 2014.[1][2]

The 2014 prize fund was 1,000,000.

The tournament is held at the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Lower Austria, 35 km west of Vienna.

Winners[edit]

2008 Jeev Milkha Singh from India won (in the yellow shirt)
The Australian Richard Green won in 2007
Colin Montgomerie at the Austrian Open 2006
The Austrian Markus Brier, three-time winner of the Austrian Open

European Tour

Year Winner Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity
2014 Sweden Mikael Lundberg 276 (−12) Playoff Austria Bernd Wiesberger
2013 Netherlands Joost Luiten 271 (−17) 2 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
2012 Austria Bernd Wiesberger 269 (−19) 3 strokes France Thomas Levet
Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry
Austrian Golf Open
2011 England Kenneth Ferrie 276 (−12) Playoff England Simon Wakefield
2010 Spain José Manuel Lara 271 (−17) Playoff England David Lynn
2009 Spain Rafael Cabrera-Bello 264 (−20) 1 stroke England Benn Barham
Bank Austria GolfOpen presented by Telekom Austria
2008* India Jeev Milkha Singh 198 (−15) 1 stroke England Simon Wakefield
BA-CA Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria
2007 Australia Richard Green 268 (−16) Playoff France Jean-François Remésy
2006 Austria Markus Brier (3) 266 (−18) 3 strokes Denmark Søren Hansen

* - 2008 tournament reduced to three rounds due to rain.

Challenge Tour

Year Winner Score
BA-CA Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria
2005 Northern Ireland Michael Hoey 265 (−19)
2004 Austria Markus Brier (2) 261 (−23)
2003 England Robert Coles 275 (−13)PO
Austrian Golf Open
2002 Austria Markus Brier 267 (−21)
Austrian Open
2001 England Chris Gane 270 (−18)
2000 No tournament
Diners Club Austrian Open
1999 Switzerland Juan Ciola 263 (−17)PO
1998 United States Kevin Carissimi 269
Matchmaker Austrian Open
1997 Germany Erol Simsek 266

European Tour

Year Winner Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Hohe Brücke Open
1996 Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley 269 (−19) 1 stroke England David Lynn
Spain Juan Carlos Piñero
1995 Germany Alex Čejka 267 (−21) 4 strokes Spain Ignacio Garrido
Netherlands Rolf Muntz
Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
1994 England Mark Davis (2) 270 (−18) 2 strokes Republic of Ireland Philip Walton
Hohe Brücke Austrian Open
1993 Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty 274 (−14) Playoff Denmark Anders Sørensen
Mitsubishi Austrian Open
1992 England Peter Mitchell 271 (−17) 1 stroke Australia Peter Fowler
England David J Russell
England Jamie Spence
Mitsubishi Austrian Open sponsored by Denzel
1991 England Mark Davis 269 (−19) 5 strokes England Michael McLean
Austrian Open
1990 West Germany Bernhard Langer 271 (−17) Playoff United States Lanny Wadkins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lyoness Open: Sponsors". Lyoness Open. 8 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lyoness Open Sponsor Agreemen". Lyoness Open. 8 June 2013. 

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