Costa Rica Open

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Costa Rica Open
Tournament information
Location Costa Rica Costa Rica
Established 2002
Course(s) Cariari Country Club
Tour(s) Tour de las Americas
Challenge Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 2007
Tournament record score
Aggregate 275 Miguel Rodríguez (2007)
To par -9 (as above)
Final champion
Argentina Miguel Rodríguez

The Costa Rica Open is a men's professional golf tournament that was played annually in Costa Rica until 2007. It was an event on the Tour de las Americas from 2002 until its replacement by the Costa Rica Golf Classic in 2008, and was also co-sanctioned by the European Challenge Tour from 2003.

The tournament was held at the Cariari Country Club near San José every year except in 2004 when it was played over the Valle del Sol Golf Course near Santa Ana. The 2006 event was renamed in order to pay tribute to the tournaments founder and promoter, Kai Fieberg, who had been killed in a car accident earlier in the year.[1]

In 1979 and 1980, Cariari hosted the PGA sponsored Friendship Cup, which is sometimes also referred to as the Costa Rica Open. These tournaments were won by Raymond Floyd and Larry Ziegler.

Winners[edit]

Year Venue Winner Score
Kai Fieberg Costa Rica Open
2007 Cariari Country Club Argentina Miguel Rodríguez 275 (-9)
2006 Cariari Country Club Sweden Johan Axgren 277 (-7)PO
Costa Rica Open 2005 American Express presented by BETonSPORTS.com
2005 Cariari Country Club United States Kyle Dobbs 280 (-4)PO
Costa Rica Open
2004 Valle del Sol Golf Course Italy Alessandro Tadini 278 (-6)PO
Costa Rica Open presented by Credomatic MasterCard
2003 Cariari Country Club Argentina Sebastián Fernández 278 (-6)PO
American Express Costa Rica Open
2002 Cariari Country Club Argentina Rafael Gómez 289 (+5)PO

PO - Won after play-off

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Costa Rica Open 2006 Pays Posthumous Tribute to Kai Fieberg". insidecostarica.com. January 19, 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 

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