Jacob's Creek Open Championship

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Jacob's Creek Open Championship
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Tournament information
Location South Australia
Established 1960
Course(s) Kooyonga Golf Club,
Royal Adelaide Golf Club,
The Grange Golf Club,
Glenelg Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
Nationwide Tour (2002–07)
Format Stroke play
Prize fund US$600,000 (2007)
Final year 2007
Tournament record score
Aggregate 267 Gordon Brand, Jnr (1988)
To par −19 Peter Lonard (2000)
Final champion
United States Scott Sterling

The Jacob's Creek Open Championship was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia, and was co-sanctioned by the United States-based Nationwide Tour from 2002. It was played annually in Adelaide, South Australia. In 2007, the last time the tournament was held, it was one of three tournaments on the Nationwide Tour held outside the United States.

The tournament was founded in 1960 as the South Australian Open, and enjoyed several different sponsors before the Jacob's Creek wine brand took over in 2002. After Jacob's Creek withdrew their support following the 2007 edition, the search for a new sponsor proved fruitless and the tournament was cancelled.[1]

Winners[edit]

Co-sanctioned PGA Tour of Australasia and Nationwide Tour event
Year Winner[2] Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Jacob's Creek Open Championship
2007 Scott Sterling  United States Kooyonga 276 −12 1 stroke Australia David Lutterus
2006 Paul Sheehan  Australia Royal Adelaide 281 −7 Playoff Australia Michael Sim
2005 Steven Bowditch  Australia Royal Adelaide 277 −11 5 strokes United States Ryan Armour
Australia Nathan Green
2004 Euan Walters  Australia Kooyonga 275 −9 5 strokes Australia Wayne Grady
Australia Brendan Jones
Australia Anthony Painter
2003 Joe Ogilvie  United States Kooyonga 279 −5 1 stroke Australia Shane Tait
2002 Gavin Coles  Australia Kooyonga 279 −9 2 strokes United States Bryce Molder
Sole-sanctioned PGA Tour of Australasia event
Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Ford Open Championship
2001 No tournament due to scheduling changes
2000 Peter Lonard  Australia Kooyonga 269 −19 6 strokes Australia Paul Gow
1999 Craig Parry  Australia Kooyonga 274 −14 5 strokes Scotland Raymond Russell
1998 Stuart Bouvier  Australia Kooyonga 282 −6 2 strokes Australia Stephen Allan
Australia Craig Parry
1997 Steven Alker  New Zealand Kooyonga 273 −15 1 stroke Australia Wayne Grady
1996 Greg Norman  Australia Kooyonga 284 −4 1 stroke France Jean-Louis Guepy
1995 Tim Elliot  Australia Royal Adelaide 275 −17 3 strokes United States Jack O'Keefe
Australia Anthony Painter
Eagle Blue Open
1994 No tournament due to scheduling changes
1993 Wayne Smith  Australia Royal Adelaide 210* −9 Playoff Australia Jim Kennedy
United States Kevin Miskimins
1992 Brett Ogle  Australia Royal Adelaide 280 −12 1 stroke Australia Craig Warren
Year Winner Country Venue Score To par
West End South Australian Open
1991 Brett Ogle  Australia Royal Adelaide 279 −13
1990 Mike Harwood  Australia Royal Adelaide 278 −14
1989 Nick Price  Zimbabwe Royal Adelaide 277 −15
1988 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland The Grange 267 −13
1987 Ronan Rafferty  Ireland The Grange 280 −8
West End Jubilee South Australian Open
1986 Greg Norman  Australia Kooyonga 284 −4
Ford Dealers South Australian Open
1985 Vaughan Somers  Australia Kooyonga 284 −4
1984 Bob Shearer  Australia Kooyonga 286 −2
1983 Terry Gale  Australia Kooyonga 281 −7
1982 Graham Marsh  Australia Kooyonga 275 −13
South Australian Open
1981 Lyndsay Stephen  Australia Glenelg 282 −6
1980 Simon Owen  New Zealand Kooyonga 291 +3
1979 Peter Senior  Australia Glenelg 282 −6
1978 Tony Gresham (a)  Australia Glenelg 282 −6
1977 Noel Ratcliffe  Australia Royal Adelaide 287 −5
1976 David Galloway  Australia Kooyonga 285 −3
1975 No tournament
1974 Ray Hore  Australia Glenelg 288 E
1973 Ted Ball  Australia The Grange 286 −2
1972 Ted Ball  Australia The Grange 294 +6
1971 Guy Wolstenholme  England Kooyonga 288 E
1970 Bill Dunk  Australia Glenelg 275 −13
1969 Brian Boys  New Zealand The Grange 222* +6
1968 Peter Thomson  Australia Royal Adelaide 293 +1
1967 John Sullivan  Australia Glenelg 144 E
1966 Brian Crafter  New Zealand The Grange 141 −3
1965 Murray Crafter  Australia Kooyonga 144 E
1964 Rob Mesnil (a)  Australia Royal Adelaide 145 −1
1963 Murray Crafter  Australia Glenelg 148 +4
1962 Murray Crafter  Australia The Grange 143 −1
1961 H. Threadgold (a)  Australia Kooyonga 148 +4
1960 W. Shephard (a)  Australia Royal Adelaide 141 −5

(a) – Amateur
* – Played over 54 holes (3 rounds) in 1969 and 1993
Prior to 1968 the championship was contested over 36 holes (2 rounds)

In 2006 Sheehan won at the second playoff hole. In 1993 Smith won at the third playoff hole. Miskimins dropped out at the first hole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Australian Open loses sponsorship deal". The Age. 2 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Event History". TA Golf. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 

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