Volvo China Open

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Volvo China Open
Tournament information
Location Shanghai, China
Established 1995
Course(s) Tomson Shanghai Pudong GC
Par 72
Length 7,296 yards (6,671 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
OneAsia Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund RMB20,000,000
Month played April
Tournament record score
Aggregate 264 Nicolas Colsaerts (2011)
To par −24 (as above)
Current champion
China Wu Ashun
Shanghai is located in China
Shanghai
Shanghai
Location in China

The Volvo China Open is a men's golf tournament that has been held annually in China since 1995. The event is organised by the China Golf Association and has been co-sanctioned by the European Tour since 2003.

Through 2008, the Volvo China Open also featured on the Asian Tour schedule, but this changed in 2009 with the announcement of the OneAsia Tour, a new golf tour set up by the CGA in association with the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Japan Golf Tour, the Korean PGA and the Korean Golf Association. Having been involved in the early stages, the Asian Tour withdrew from OneAsia. As a result, four events, the China Open, Pine Valley Beijing Open, Korea Open and China Classic, were removed from the schedule and subsequently became the founding events of the new tour. In addition, the Asian Tour stated that they would not allow their members to play in those events unless already qualified via membership of the European Tour, promising stiff penalties for those that ignored this ruling.[1][2]

The European Tour sanctions several events in Asia, and has made a particular effort to expand its coverage in the Chinese market.

Winners[edit]

As a European Tour event
Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
2015 Wu Ashun  China Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club 279 (−9) 1 stroke England David Howell
2014 Alexander Lévy  France Genzon Golf Club 269 (−19) 4 strokes England Tommy Fleetwood
2013 Brett Rumford  Australia Binhai Lake Golf Club 272 (−16) 4 strokes Finland Mikko Ilonen
2012 Branden Grace  South Africa Binhai Lake Golf Club 267 (−21) 3 strokes Belgium Nicolas Colsaerts
2011 Nicolas Colsaerts  Belgium Luxehills International CC 264 (−24) 4 strokes Denmark Søren Kjeldsen
Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie
New Zealand Danny Lee
Spain Pablo Martín
2010 Y.E. Yang  South Korea Suzhou Jinji Lake GC 273 (−15) 2 strokes Wales Rhys Davies
Wales Stephen Dodd
2009 Scott Strange  Australia Beijing CBD International GC 280 (−8) 1 stroke Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño
2008 Damien McGrane  Ireland Beijing CBD International GC 278 (−10) 9 strokes England Simon Griffiths
France Michael Lorenzo-Vera
England Oliver Wilson
2007 Markus Brier  Austria Shanghai Silport GC 274 (−10) 5 strokes Australia Scott Hend
Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell
South Africa Andrew McLardy
2006 Jeev Milkha Singh  India Beijing Honghua International GC 278 (−10) 1 stroke Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño
2005 Paul Casey  England Shenzhen GC 275 (−13) Playoff
(1st hole)
England Oliver Wilson
2004 Stephen Dodd  Wales Shanghai Silport GC 276 (−12) 3 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
Prior to European Tour co-sanctioning
Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
2003 Zhang Lian-wei  China Shanghai Silport GC 277 (−11) 2 strokes Thailand Thaworn Wiratchant
2002 David Gleeson  Australia Shanghai Silport GC 272 (−16) 1 stroke Mexico Pablo Del Olmo
2001 Charlie Wi  South Korea Shanghai Silport GC 272 (−16) 1 stroke Thailand Thongchai Jaidee
2000 Simon Dyson  England Shanghai Silport GC 275 (−13) 1 stroke India Jyoti Randhawa
1999 Kyi Hla Han  Burma Shanghai Silport GC 273 (−15) 7 strokes United States Christian Pena
1998 Ed Fryatt  England Shanghai SunIsland Int’l GC 269 (−19) 2 strokes Japan Takeshi Ohyama
1997 Cheng Jun  China Beijing International GC 280 (−8) 5 strokes Australia Adrian Percey
1996 Prayad Marksaeng  Thailand Beijing International GC 269 (−19) 9 strokes Taiwan Hsieh Yu-shu
1995 Raúl Fretes  Paraguay Beijing International GC 277 (−11) 3 strokes Taiwan Lai Ying-juh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "$A3 million China Open golf tees off". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Asians stay away from OneAsia Tour". Malaysia Star. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°07′N 121°18′E / 31.12°N 121.30°E / 31.12; 121.30