1975 Asia Golf Circuit

The 1975 Asia Golf Circuit was the 14th season of golf tournaments that comprised the Asia Golf Circuit.[1]

Despite not claiming a tournament victory during the season, Taiwan's Hsieh Min-Nan won his second overall circuit title through consistent high finishes. He prevailed by just half a point from compatriot Kuo Chie-Hsiung, who won three tournaments, as both men finished tied for nineteenth place in the season ending Sobu International Open.[2][3]

Tournament scheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1975 Asian Golf Circuit schedule.[2] The only scheduling change from 1974 was the Thailand and Singapore tournaments swapping places as the third and sixth legs of the circuit.

Date Tournament Country Prize
fund (US$)
Winner Notes Refs
13–16 Feb Philippine Open Philippines 40,000   Kuo Chie-Hsiung [4]
20–23 Feb Hong Kong Open Hong Kong 44,444   Hsieh Yung-yo [5]
27 Feb – 2 Mar Thailand Open Thailand 25,000   Howard Twitty [6]
6–9 Mar Malaysian Open Malaysia 45,454   Graham Marsh [7]
13–16 Mar Indonesian Open Indonesia 25,000   Hsu Sheng-san [8]
20–23 Mar Singapore Open Singapore 40,000   Yutaka Suzuki [9]
27–30 Mar Indian Open India 25,000   Ted Ball Played the same week as the Malaysian Dunlop Masters. [10]
3–6 Apr Republic of China Open Taiwan 30,000   Kuo Chie-Hsiung [11]
10–13 Apr Korea Open South Korea 25,000   Kuo Chie-Hsiung [12]
17–20 Apr Sobu International Open Japan 50,000   Teruo Sugihara [3]

Final standingsEdit

The Asia Golf Circuit operated a points based system to determine the overall circuit champion, with points being awarded in each tournament to the leading players. At the end of the season, the player with the most points was declared the circuit champion, and there was a prize pool to be shared between the top players in the points table.

# Player Points[3]
1   Hsieh Min-Nan 140
2   Kuo Chie-Hsiung 139.5
3   Ted Ball 117
4   Ben Arda 110
5   Stewart Ginn 101.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steel, Donald (1987). Golf Records, Facts and Champions. Guinness. pp. 153–155. ISBN 0851128475.
  2. ^ a b McCormack, Mark H. (1976). The World of Professional Golf 1976. Collins. pp. 274–289, 468–478. ISBN 0385149409.
  3. ^ a b c "Hsieh again takes the circuit prize". The Straits Times. Singapore. 21 April 1975. p. 26. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  4. ^ "An auspicious start to Kuo's title-defence". The Straits Times. Singapore. 17 February 1975. p. 22. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  5. ^ "Yung-yo recovers-just in time". The Straits Times. Singapore. AP. 24 February 1975. p. 21. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via Google National Library Board.
  6. ^ "Thai open to Twitty". The Straits Times. Singapore. 3 March 1975. p. 22. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  7. ^ "Malaysian open title to Marsh again". The Straits Times. Singapore. 19 March 1975. p. 27. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  8. ^ "Indonesian open to Taiwan's Hsu". The Straits Times. Singapore. 18 March 1975. p. 27. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  9. ^ Frida, Ernest; Singh, Dharsan (24 March 1975). "Newcomer Suzuki is shock Singapore Open golf winner". The Straits Times. Singapore. p. 26. Retrieved 3 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  10. ^ "Dramatic win by Ball in India open". The Sraits Times. Singapore. 1 April 1975. p. 34. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  11. ^ "Kuo beats Arda and Hsieh for the title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 7 April 1975. p. 27. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  12. ^ "Kuo's title after sudden-death playoff". The Straits Times. Singapore. 15 April 1975. p. 24. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via National Library Board.