1980 Asia Golf Circuit

The 1980 Asia Golf Circuit was the 19th season of golf tournaments that comprised the Asia Golf Circuit.[1]

Golfers from Taiwan again dominated the circuit with six tournament wins from the ten events. Lu Hsi-chuen repeated his performance from 1979 as he won three times and collected the overall circuit prize. American players continued to make inroads, as Kurt Cox finished second in the standings having won in India and Singapore.

Tournament scheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1980 Asian Golf Circuit schedule.[2] With the return of the Philippine Open, which had been withdrawn from the circuit in 1979, the tour was back up to ten tournaments in 1980.

Date Tournament Country Prize
fund (US$)
Winner Notes Refs
14–17 Feb Philippine Masters Philippines 80,000   Hsieh Min-Nan Non-circuit event; unofficial season opener. [3]
21–24 Feb Philippine Open Philippines 100,000   Lu Hsi-chuen [4]
28 Feb – 2 Mar Hong Kong Open Hong Kong 100,000   Kuo Chie-Hsiung [5]
6–9 Mar Thailand Open Thailand 50,000   Lu Hsi-chuen [6]
13–16 Mar Indian Open India 40,800   Kurt Cox Held the same week as the Malaysian Dunlop Masters. [7]
20–23 Mar Malaysian Open Malaysia 60,000   Mark McNulty [8]
27–30 Mar Singapore Open Singapore 55,000   Kurt Cox [9]
3–6 Apr Indonesia Open Indonesia 40,000   Lu Hsi-chuen [10]
10–13 Apr Taiwan Open Taiwan 60,000   Kuo Chie-Hsiung [11]
17–20 Apr Korean Open South Korea 60,000   Chen Tze-ming [12]
24–27 Apr Dunlop International Open Japan 110,000   Masashi Ozaki [13]

Final standingsEdit

# Player Points[14]
1   Lu Hsi-chuen 119
2   Kurt Cox 97
3   Mark McNulty 91.5
4   Mya Aye 91
5   Ho Ming-chung 73.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steel, Donald (1987). Golf Records, Facts and Champions. Guinness. pp. 153–155. ISBN 0851128475.
  2. ^ McCormack, Mark H. Dunhill World of Professional Golf 1981. Springwood Books. pp. 159–171, 363–373. ISBN 0862540054.
  3. ^ "Lu flops on back nine to lose out". The Straits Times. Singapore. 18 February 1980. p. 17. Retrieved 9 March 2020. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
  4. ^ "Dramatic putt gives Lu vircory". The Straits Times. Singapore. 25 February 1980. p. 28. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  5. ^ "Kuo edges out Lu to win HK golf crown". The Straits Times. Singapore. 3 March 1980. p. 27. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  6. ^ "Lu earns second title in fortnight". The Straits Times. Singapore. 10 March 1980. p. 30. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  7. ^ "Indian Open to Cox". The Straits Times. Singapore. 17 March 1980. p. 30. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  8. ^ "Golfer McNulty". The Straits Times. Singapore. 24 March 1980. p. 31. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  9. ^ "Cox wins Singapore Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 31 March 1980. p. 31. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  10. ^ "Lu overcomes gutsy weather..." The Straits Times. Singapore. 31 March 1980. p. 31. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  11. ^ "Veteran Kuo wins Taipei Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 14 April 1980. p. 26. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  12. ^ "Taiwanese Chen Tze-ming wins Korean Open". The Business Times. Singapore. 21 April 1980. p. 11. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  13. ^ "Dunlop International". The Business Times. Singapore. 28 April 1980. p. 28. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  14. ^ "Lu's asian title for the second time". The Straits Times. Singapore. 30 April 1980. p. 30. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.