Welsh Golf Classic

  (Redirected from Coral Classic)

The Welsh Golf Classic was a men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour, that was held annually in Wales from 1979 to 1982. The inaugural event was held at Wenvoe Castle Golf Club near Cardiff, with the other three stagings taking place at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Mid Glamorgan.

Welsh Golf Classic
Tournament information
LocationWales
Established1979
Course(s)Wenvoe Castle (1979)
Royal Porthcawl (1980–82)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Final year1982
Tournament record score
Aggregate273 Gordon Brand Jnr (1982)
To par−15 (as above)
Final champion
Scotland Gordon Brand Jnr

The most notable winner was future two-time major championship winner Sandy Lyle.

In its final year, the prize fund was £49,609, which was one of the smaller purses on the tour that year.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share (£)
Coral Classic
1982 Gordon Brand Jnr   Scotland Royal Porthcawl Golf Club 273 −15 3 strokes   Greg Norman 8,330
1981 Des Smyth   Ireland Royal Porthcawl Golf Club 282 −6 2 strokes   Michael King
  Bernhard Langer
  John O'Leary
7,000
Coral Welsh Classic
1980 Sandy Lyle   Scotland Royal Porthcawl Golf Club 277 −11 5 strokes   Martin Foster 5,830
Welsh Golf Classic
1979 Mark James   England Wenvoe Castle Golf Club 278 −6 Playoff   Mike Miller
  Eddie Polland
5,000

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