1974 Asia Golf Circuit

The 1974 Asia Golf Circuit was the 13th season of golf tournaments that comprised the Asia Golf Circuit, formerly known as the Far East Circuit.[1]

The circuit had a new sponsor in 1974, General Ibnu Sutowo. Sutowi was head of the state-controlled Indonesian oil company, Pertamina, and president of the Indonesian Golf Association. In this latter role Indonesia also joined the circuit, with the addition of the inaugural Indonesian Open expanding the schedule to ten tournaments for the first time.[2]

Kuo Chie-hsiung of Taiwan won the circuit overall prize from compatriot Lu Liang-Huan, who became the first player to win three times in one season but missed three tournaments due to an injured shoulder.[2]

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1974 Asia Golf Circuit schedule. With the addition of the Indonesian Open the circuit expanded to ten legs.[2]

Date Tournament Country Prize fund
(US$)
Winner Notes Refs
14–17 Feb Philippine Open Philippines 25,000   Lu Liang-Huan [3]
21–24 Feb Hong Kong Open Hong Kong 30,000   Lu Liang-Huan [4]
28 Feb – 3 Mar Singapore Open Singapore 25,000   Eleuterio Nival [5]
7–10 Mar Malaysian Open Malaysia 30,000   Graham Marsh [6]
14–17 Mar Indonesian Open Indonesia 20,000   Ben Arda [7]
21–24 Mar Thailand Open Thailand 20,000   Toshiro Hitomi [8]
28–31 Mar Indian Open India 16,000   Kuo Chie-Hsiung [9]
4–7 Apr Republic of China Open Republic of China 20,000   Kuo Chie-Hsiung [10]
11–14 Apr Korea Open South Korea 20,000   Cho Tae-woon [11]
18–21 Apr Sobu International Open Japan 50,000   Lu Liang-Huan [12]

Final standingsEdit

The Asia Golf Circuit standings were based on a points system. [13]

# Player Points[12]
1   Kuo Chie-Hsiung 135
2   Lu Liang-Huan 121.5
3   Ben Arda 86.1
4   Graham Marsh 86
5   Ireneo Legaspi 79

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steel, Donald (1987). Golf Records, Facts and Champions. Guinness. pp. 153–155. ISBN 0851128475.
  2. ^ a b c McCormack, Mark H. (1975). The World of Professional Golf 1975. Collins. pp. 237–252, 419–427. ISBN 0002119552.
  3. ^ "Lu thunders in to beat hsu for PI golf title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 18 February 1974. p. 25. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  4. ^ "Lu bags second straigHK$150,000th title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 25 February 1974. p. 23. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  5. ^ "Stocky Nival bags Singapore Open..." The Straits Times. Singapore. 4 March 1974. p. 24. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  6. ^ "Graham's title by one stroke". The Straits Times. Singapore. 11 March 1974. p. 23. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  7. ^ "Graham Loses to Arda in 'sudden death'". The Straits Times. Singapore. 19 March 1974. p. 26. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  8. ^ "Title to Hitomi by one stroke". The Straits Times. Singapore. 25 March 1974. p. 27. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  9. ^ "Kuo captures Indian Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 1 April 1974. p. 35. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  10. ^ "Kuo wins Taiwan Open title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 8 April 1974. p. 27. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  11. ^ "Korea title to Cho". The Straits Times. Singapore. 14 April 1974. p. 31. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  12. ^ a b "Lu cards 70 to win Sobu Open". The Strait Times. Singapore. 22 April 1974. p. 23. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  13. ^ "Circuit prize money doubled". The Straits Times. Singapore. 6 March 1969. p. 19. Retrieved 13 March 2020 – via National Library Board.