Myanmar Open

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Myanmar Open
Tournament information
Location Yangon, Myanmar
Established 1996
Course(s) Pun Hlaing Golf Club
Par 71
Tour(s) Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund US$750,000 (2017)
Month played January
Tournament record score
Aggregate 264 Tetsuji Hiratsuka (2010)
264 Shaun Norris (2016)
To par −24 as above
Current champion
Australia Todd Sinnott

The Myanmar Open is a professional golf tournament on the Asian Tour. It was founded in 1996, and was played every year until 2005. After a four-year hiatus, the event returned to the Asian Tour schedule in 2010.[1] It was not played in 2011 but returned again in 2012 and 2013.

After a two-year absence, the tournament returned in February 2016. The event is sponsored by Leopalace21 and is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open
2017 Todd Sinnott  Australia 270 (−14) 3 strokes Spain Carlos Pigem
2016 Shaun Norris  South Africa 264 (−24) 4 strokes South Korea Park Jun-won
Japan Azuma Yano
Myanmar Open
2014–15 No tournament
2013 Chawalit Plaphol  Thailand 270 (−18) 1 stroke Sri Lanka Mithun Perera
2012 Kieran Pratt  Australia 273 (−15) Playoff (2nd hole) Thailand Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Australia Adam Blyth
2011 No tournament
2010 Tetsuji Hiratsuka  Japan 264 (−24) 10 strokes Thailand Prayad Marksaeng
2006–09 No tournament
2005 Scott Strange  Australia 277 (−11) 2 strokes Canada Rick Gibson
2004 Thongchai Jaidee (2)  Thailand 276 (−12) 3 strokes United States Andrew Pitts
2003 Lin Keng-chi  Taiwan 275 (−13) 3 strokes Thailand Thongchai Jaidee
2002 Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand 277 Playoff (1st hole) United States Edward Loar
2001 Anthony Kang  United States 282 2 strokes South Korea Charlie Wi
2000 James Kingston  South Africa 269 (−19) 10 strokes South Africa Craig Kamps
1999 Wang Ter-chang  Taiwan 271 3 strokes Japan Koichi Nogami
Philippines Frankie Miñoza
1998 Taimur Hussain  Pakistan 280 1 stroke China Zhang Lian-wei
1997 Boonchu Ruangkit (2)  Thailand 273 Playoff (1st hole) Australia John Senden
1996 Boonchu Ruangkit  Thailand 293 (+5) Playoff (1st hole) Australia Jeff Senior

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myanmar Open set for return". ESPN Star Sports. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Myanmar Open to return in February". Asian Tour. 6 November 2015. 

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