Japan Challenge Tour

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The Japan Challenge Tour is a series of developmental golf tournaments run by the Japan Golf Tour Organization. It has been in operation since 1985. The 2016 schedule featured 14 tournaments, with a prize fund of ¥10 million to ¥15 million. This is about a tenth of the level of prize money per event on offer on the main Japanese Tour, and the main tour also has a longer season.

Tournament schedules[edit]

2016 season[edit]

Date Tournament Location Prize fund
(¥)
Winner
3 Apr Novil Cup Tokushima 15,000,000 Japan Tatsuya Kodai
29 Apr Fuji Home Service Challenge Cup Shiga 10,000,000 Japan Yoshinobu Tsukada
20 May HEIWA PGM Challenge I Road to Championship Gifu 10,000,000 Japan Kazuhiro Kida
27 May FIDRA Classic Saitama 10,000,000 Japan Kunihiro Kamii
10 Jun ISPS Handa Global Challenge Cup Chiba 13,000,000
17 Jun Himawari Dragon Cup Chiba 10,000,000
24 Jun LANDIC Challenge Fukuoka 10,000,000
1 Jul Japan Create Challenge Fukuoka 10,000,000
29 Jul Minami Akita Country Club Michinoku Challenge Tournament Akita 10,000,000
9 Sep Seven Dreamers Challenge Chiba 13,000,000
23 Sep Elite Grips Challenge Gunma 10,000,000
30 Sep HEIWA PGM Challenge II Road to Championship Hokkaido 10,000,000
14 Oct Taiheiyo Club Challenge Tournament Saitama 10,000,000
21 Oct JGTO Novil Final Chiba 10,000,000

2015 season[edit]

Date Tournament Location Prize fund
(¥)
Winner
5 Apr Novil Cup Tokushima 15,000,000 South Korea Park Il-hwan
1 May Fuji Home Service Challenge Cup Shiga 10,000,000 Japan Yujiro Ohori
8 May Japan Create Challenge Fukuoka 10,000,000 Japan Masashi Hidaka
22 May HEIWA PGM Challenge I Road to Championship Hiroshima 10,000,000 Japan Tatsunori Nukaga
29 May Good Job Challenge Ibaraki 10,000,000 Japan Yu Morimoto
11 Jun ISPS Handa Global Challenge Cup Chiba 13,000,000 Japan Shigeru Nonaka
19 Jun Musee Platinum Challenge Tournament Fukushima 10,000,000 Japan Yosuke Asaji
26 Jun LANDIC Challenge Fukuoka 10,000,000 Japan Tomoyo Ikemura
3 Jul HEIWA PGM Challenge II Road to Championship Ibaraki 10,000,000 Japan Keiichi Kaneko
31 Jul Minami Akita Country Club Challenge Tournament Akita 10,000,000 Japan Yu Morimoto
21 Aug PGA JGTO Challenge Cup Chiba 13,000,000 Japan Keiichi Kaneko
4 Sep Elite Grips Challenge Gunma 10,000,000 Japan Tomoyo Ikemura
11 Sep Himawari Dragon CUP Chiba 10,000,000 Japan Koichi Sugimoto
18 Sep Seven Dreamers Challenge Chiba 10,000,000 Japan Shota Akiyoshi
10 Oct Everyone Project Challenge Golf Tournament Tochigi 10,000,000 Japan Shota Akiyoshi
16 Oct Taiheiyo Club Challenge Tournament Ibaraki 10,000,000 Japan Hiroaki Hirai
23 Oct JGTO Novil Final Chiba 10,000,000 Japan Masamichi Uehira

2014 season[edit]

Date Tournament Location Prize fund
(¥)
Winner
6 Apr Novil Cup Tokushima 15,000,000 Japan Soushi Tajima
9 May Plus One Fukuoka Raizan Challenge Fukuoka 10,000,000 Australia Peter Wilson
23 May Heiwa PGM Challenge I Road to Championship Hyōgo 10,000,000 Japan Shugo Imahira
13 Jun Fuji Country Kani Club Challenge Cup Gifu 10,000,000 Japan Toru Suzuki
27 Jun Landic Golf Tournament Associa Mansion Memorial Fukuoka 10,000,000 Japan Shintaro Kai
10 Jul ISPS Charity Challenge Tournament Shizuoka 15,000,000 Japan Shota Akiyoshi
25 Jul Heiwa PGM Challenge II Road to Championship Niigata 10,000,000 Japan Kiyoshi Miyazato
1 Aug Akita TV Minamiakita CC Challenge Akita 10,000,000 Japan Yasunobu Fukunaga
22 Aug PGA JGTO Challenge Cup Chiba 13,000,000 Japan Taigen Tsumagari
5 Sep Madame Shinco Challenge Tournament Hyōgo 10,000,000 Australia Peter Wilson
12 Sep Himawari Dragon Cup Chiba 10,000,000 Japan Toru Suzuki
19 Sep Seven Dreamers Challenge Chiba 10,000,000 Japan Yuki Inamori
26 Sep Elite Grips Challenge Mie 10,000,000 Japan Yuichiro Nishi
4 Oct Ishikawa Ryo Everyone Project Challenge Tochigi 15,000,000 Japan Katsufumi Okino
10 Oct Taiheiyo Club Challenge Tournament Ibaraki 10,000,000 United States Richard Hattori
24 Oct JGTO Novil Final Chiba 10,000,000 Japan Shugo Imahira

2013 season[edit]

Date Tournament Winner
7 Apr Novil Cup South Korea Dong-Kyu Jang
19 Apr Heiwa PGM Challenge I Road to Championship Australia Paul Sheehan
24 May Fuji Country Kani Club Challenge Cup Japan Ryuichi Kondo
7 Jun ISPS Charity Challenge Tournament Japan Hiroyuki Nagamatsu
14 Jun Akita TV Minami Akita CC JGTO Challenge I Japan Sachio Sugiyama
5 Jul LANDIC VanaH Cup KBC Augusta Challenge South Korea K T Kwon
26 Jul Heiwa PGM Challenge II Road to Championship Japan Genki Yanase
2 Aug Daisen GC JGTO Challenge II Japan Masayuki Kawamura
16 Aug ROYZE Corporation Cup in FukuokaRaizan South Korea K T Kwon
6 Sep PGA JGTO Challenge Cup in Boso Japan Masamichi Ito
13 Sep Dragon Cup Japan Toru Suzuki
22 Sep Everyone Project Challenge Golf Tournament Japan Shinji Tomimura
28 Sep Elite Grips JGTO Challenge III Japan Hirotaro Naito
11 Oct Heiwa PGM Challenge III Road to Championship Japan Katsunori Kuwabara
25 Oct JGTO Novil Final Japan Yoshitaka Takeya

2012 season[edit]

Date Tournament Winner
1 Apr Novil Cup South Korea Ji-Ho Yang
20 Apr Kimisarazu GL GMA Challenge Tournament Japan Daijiro Izumida
25 May Fuji Country Kani Club Challenge Cup Japan Naomi Ohta
1 Jun Murasaki CC Sumire GMA Challenge Tournament Japan Akio Sadakata
7 Jun ISPS CharityChallenge Tournament Japan Yosuke Asaji
15 Jun Akita TV Minami Akita CC JGTO Challenge I Japan Yuki Kono
29 Jun Tokyu Nasu Resort JGTO Challenge II Japan Yuki Kono
14 Jul Shizu Hills Tommy Cup Japan Koichi Sugimoto
27 Jul Daisen GC JGTO Challenge III Japan Masashi Nishimura
13 Sep PGA JGTO Challenge Cup I in Onotoyo Japan Achi Sato
21 Sep PGA JGTO Challenge Cup II in Boso Japan Satoshi Kodaira
228 Sep Elite Grips JGTO Challenge IV Japan Toru Morita
19 Oct JGTO Novil Final South Korea In-Hoi Hur

2011 season[edit]

Date Tournament Winner
10 Apr Novil Cup Japan Tatsunori Nukaga
22 Apr Kimisarazu GL GMA Challenge Tournament Japan Takanobu Kondo
27 May Fuji Country Kanai Club Challenge Cup Japan Hidezumi Shirakata
9 Jun Boso Country Cup Japan Hirohito Koizumi
1 Jul Tokyu Resort Nasu JGTO Challenge Thailand Chinnarat Phadungsil
9 Jul Shizu Hills Tommy Cup Japan Koichi Sugimoto
22 Jul SRIXON Challenge Japan Hidemichi Haginomori
16 Sep Toshoen GC JGTO Challenge II Japan Taro Hiroi
22 Sep elite grips JGTO Challenge III Japan Yudai Maeda
21 Oct JGTO Novil Final Japan Tatsunori Nukaga

2010 season[edit]

Date Tournament Winner
11 Apr Novil Cup Japan Soushi Tajima
21 May Toshin Challenge Japan Akira Endo
28 May Fuji Country Kanai Club Challenge Cup Fiji Dinesh Chand
11 Jun Tohoku Yakurai Cup Fiji Dinesh Chand
19 Jun Shizu Hills Tommy Cup Japan Sushi Ishigaki
25 Jun Tokyu Resort Nasu JGTO Challenge Taiwan Chen Chih Chiang
15 Jul Boso Country Cup Japan Masayoshi Nakayama
20 Aug Hatoyama Country Club GMA Challenge Tournament Japan Satoshi Kodaira (am)
10 Sep SRIXON Challenge Japan Shunta Maeawakura
17 Sep Itsuurateien JGTO Challenge 2 Japan Hirohito Koizumi
22 Oct JGTO Novil Final South Korea Park Sung-joon

Money list winners[edit]

Year Player Country Prize money (¥)
2005 Shoichi Ideguchi  Japan 5,070,263
2006 Takaki Ono  Japan 7,710,069
2007 Michio Matsumura  Japan 6,685,183
2008 Masamichi Uehira  Japan 6,329,033
2009 Chris Campbell  Australia 6,136,154
2010 Dinesh Chand  Fiji 4,780,625
2011 Tatsunori Nukaga  Japan 5,846,275
2012 Yuki Koko  Japan 4,607,237
2013 K T Kwon  South Korea 5,326,885
2014 Shugo Imahira  Japan 7,444,288
2015 Yu Morimoto  Japan 4,479,531

Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan Challenge Tour money list". JGTO. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 

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