1978 Asia Golf Circuit

The 1978 Asia Golf Circuit was the 17th season of golf tournaments that comprised the Asia Golf Circuit.[1]

Taiwan's Hsu Sheng-san was the overall circuit champion for the second time despite being disqualified in the season ending Dunlop International Open for returning an unsigned scorecard, finishing less than six points ahead of compatriot Kuo Chie-Hsiung.[2][3]

Tournament scheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1978 Asian Golf Circuit schedule.[2]

Date Tournament Country Prize
fund (US$)
Winner Notes Refs
9–12 Feb Philippine Masters Philippines 50,000   Hsu Chi-san Non-circuit event; unofficial season opener. [4]
16–19 Feb Philippine Open Philippines 100,000   Lu Liang-Huan [5]
23–26 Feb Hong Kong Open Hong Kong 50,000   Hsieh Yung-yo (12) [6]
2–5 Mar Thailand Open Thailand 30,000   Hsu Sheng-san [7]
9–12 Mar Indian Open India 30,000   Bill Brask Played the same week as the Malaysian Dunlop Masters. [8]
16–19 Mar Malaysian Open Malaysia 52,000   Brian Jones [9]
23–26 Mar Singapore Open Singapore 40,000   Terry Gale [10]
30 Mar – 2 Apr Indonesia Open Indonesia 40,000   Kuo Chie-Hsiung [11]
6–9 Apr Republic of China Open Republic of China 35,000   Hsieh Yung-yo (13) [12]
13–16 Apr Korea Open South Korea 30,000   Kim Seung-hack [13]
20–23 Apr Dunlop International Open Japan 70,000   Kuo Chie-Hsiung [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 an US$80,000 prize pool to be shared between the top players in the points table with the winner taking half. The pool was supposed to be US$100,000, but the Philippines and Thailand did not contribute their share.[2]

# Player Points[3]
1   Hsu Sheng-san 138.25
2   Kuo Chie-Hsiung 132.75
3   Stewart Ginn 85
4   Ho Ming-chung 84.5
5   Mya Aye 79.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steel, Donald (1987). Golf Records, Facts and Champions. Guinness. pp. 153–155. ISBN 0851128475.
  2. ^ a b c McCormack, Mark H. (1979). Dunhill Golf Yearbook 1979. Doubleday Publishing. pp. 227–243, 376–385. ISBN 0385149409.
  3. ^ a b c "Kuo takes Dunlop by nine strokes". The Straits Times. Singapore. 24 April 1978. p. Page 23. Retrieved 4 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  4. ^ "Masters title to Chi-san". The Straits Times. Singapore. 14 February 1978. p. Page 29. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  5. ^ "Lu storms to win PI title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 20 February 1978. p. Page 31. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  6. ^ "Hsieh's title again". The Straits Times. Singapore. 26 February 1978. p. Page 31. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  7. ^ "Hsu wins Thai open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 6 March 1978. p. Page 27. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  8. ^ "Brask charges in". The Straits Times. Singapore. 6 March 1978. p. Page 24. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  9. ^ "Title to Jones". The Straits Times. Singapore. 20 March 1978. p. Page 23. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  10. ^ "Gale wins Singapore Open". The Canberra Times. Canberra. 28 March 1978. p. Page 20. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via Trove.
  11. ^ "Taiwan's Kuo beats Hsu and Nival". The Straits Times. Singapore. 3 April 1978. p. Page 27. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  12. ^ "Hsieh takes third Taiwan title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 10 April 1978. p. Page 29. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  13. ^ "Kim takes Korean Open title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 17 April 1978. p. Page 25. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.