Catalan Open

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Catalan Open
Tournament information
Location Catalonia, Spain
Established 1989
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 1996
Tournament record score
Aggregate 271 José María Olazábal (1991)
To par −17 (as above)
Final champion
Scotland Paul Lawrie

The Catalan Open was a European Tour golf tournament which was played annually from 1989 to 1996, except for 1990. It was played at several different golf courses in Catalonia, Spain. It never had the same full official name two years in a row, due to sponsorship and preferred language changes. The winners included future two-time Masters champion José María Olazábal. The prize fund was £200,000 in 1989 and £300,000 in all other years (plus the usual minor increments to the guaranteed amount for additional players who made the cut). By the final year this was the second smallest purse on the tour.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Catalan Open
1996 Paul Lawrie  Scotland Bonmont 135* −9 1 stroke Spain Fernando Roca
Open Catalonia
1995 Philip Walton  Ireland Peralada 281 −7 3 strokes Scotland Andrew Coltart
Heineken Open Catalonia
1994 José Cóceres  Argentina Pals 275 −13 3 strokes France Jean-Louis Guepy
Heineken Open
1993 Sam Torrance  Scotland Osona Montanya 201^ −15 3 strokes United States Jay Townsend
Catalan Open
1992 José Rivero  Spain Mas Nou 280 −8 1 stroke Spain José María Cañizares
Sweden Johan Ryström
England Haydn Selby-Green
Open Catalonia
1991 José María Olazábal  Spain Bonmont Terres Noves 271 −17 6 strokes Northern Ireland David Feherty
1990 No tournament
Massimo Dutti Catalan Open
1989 Mark Roe  England Pals 279 −13 1 stroke Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr
Scotland Colin Montgomerie
Spain José María Olazábal

*Tournament reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather
^Tournament reduced to 54 holes

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