Volvo China Open

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Volvo China Open
Tournament information
Location Tianjin, China
Established 1995
Course(s) Binhai Lake Golf Club
Par 72
Length 7,667 yards (7,011 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
Australia Brett Rumford

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 setup 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, the result being that four events, the China Open, Pine Valley Beijing Open, Korea Open and China Classic, were removed from the schedule having been announced as 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]

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

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