Great North Open

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The Great North Open was the final name of a European Tour golf tournament which was played at Slaley Hall, a country house golf resort in Northumberland in North East England, six years out of seven between 1996 and 2002. It was also played as the Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge and the Compaq European Grand Prix. The winners included one major champion, Retief Goosen, and two winners of the European Tour Order of Merit, Colin Montgomerie and Lee Westwood. The prize fund peaked at 1,311,090 in 2001 before dropping to €935,760 in the tournament's last year, which was below average for a European Tour event at that time.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
The Great North Open
2002 Miles Tunnicliff  England 279 −9 4 strokes Germany Sven Strüver
2001 Andrew Coltart  Scotland 277 −11 1 stroke England Paul Casey
Scotland Stephen Gallacher
Compaq European Grand Prix
2000 Lee Westwood  England 276 −12 3 strokes Sweden Fredrik Jacobson
1999 David Park  Wales 274 −14 1 stroke England David Carter
South Africa Retief Goosen
1998 No tournament - cancelled due to rain
1997 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 270 −18 5 strokes South Africa Retief Goosen
Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge
1996 Retief Goosen  South Africa 277 −11 2 strokes Scotland Ross Drummond

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