Kirin Open

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The Kirin Open was a golf tournament in Japan. It was founded in 1972 as the season ending event on the Asia Golf Circuit, replacing the Yomiuri International which had been cancelled when sponsors decided to discontinue the event.[1][2] It was also a fixture on the Japan Golf Tour from 1974 until 2001.

Kirin Open
Tournament information
Location Japan
Established1972
Course(s)Sobu Country Club (1972–1976)
Ibaraki Golf Club (1977–2001)
Tour(s)Asia Golf Circuit (until 1999)
Japan Golf Tour (from 1974)
FormatStroke play
Final year2001
Tournament record score
Aggregate265 Kuo Chie-Hsiung (1978)
Final champion
Japan Shingo Katayama

It was played at Sobu Country Club in Inzai until 1976. In 1977 Dunlop became title sponsors and the tournament was moved to Ibaraki Golf Club in Ibaraki.

WinnersEdit

Year Tour[a] Winner Country Score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Notes
Asia Pacific Open Golf Championship Kirin Open
2001 JPN Shingo Katayama   Japan 271 6 strokes   Hajime Meshiai
2000 JPN Shingo Katayama   Japan 280 2 strokes   Lin Keng-chi
  Andre Stolz
  Peter Senior
Kirin Open
1999 AGC, JPN K. J. Choi   South Korea 204[b] Playoff[c]   Jeev Milkha Singh [3]
1998 AGC, JPN Frankie Miñoza   Philippines 279 1 stroke   Tsukasa Watanabe
  Brian Watts
  Hidemichi Tanaka
1997 AGC, JPN Kim Jong-duck   South Korea 278 2 strokes   Hirofumi Miyase
  Shigeki Maruyama
  Tateo Ozaki
  Brian Watts
1996 AGC, JPN Yoshinori Kaneko   Japan 278 1 stroke   Tsuneyuki Nakajima
  Nobuo Serizawa
Dunlop Open
1995 AGC, JPN Peter Senior   Australia 279 5 strokes   Brian Watts [4]
1994 AGC, JPN Masashi Ozaki   Japan 274 1 stroke   Hsieh Chin-sheng [5]
1993 AGC, JPN Hajime Meshiai   Japan 275 2 strokes   Katsunari Takahashi
  Kevin Wentworth
[6]
1992 AGC, JPN Masashi Ozaki   Japan 286 Playoff[d]   Brent Franklin [7]
1991 AGC, JPN Roger Mackay   Australia 272 2 strokes   Teruo Sugihara [8]
1990 AGC, JPN Frankie Miñoza   Philippines 205[e] Playoff[f]   Teruo Sugihara [9]
1989 AGC, JPN Terry Gale   Australia 284 1 stroke   Peter Senior
  Chen Tze-ming
[10]
1988 AGC, JPN Masashi Ozaki   Japan 278 3 strokes   David Ishii [11]
Dunlop International Open
1987 AGC, JPN Isao Aoki   Japan 277 1 stroke   Yoshitaka Yamamoto
  Tsuneyuki Nakajima
[12]
1986 AGC, JPN Hideto Shigenobu   Japan 281 2 strokes   David Ishii
  Masahiro Kuramoto
[13]
1985 AGC, JPN Chen Tze-chung   Taiwan 277 1 stroke   Tsuneyuki Nakajima [14]
1984 AGC, JPN John Jacobs   United States 283 2 strokes   Tateo Ozaki [15]
1983 AGC, JPN Larry Nelson   United States 201[g] 1 stroke   Masahiro Kuramoto [17]
1982 AGC, JPN Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 276 5 strokes   Saburo Fujiki [18]
1981 AGC, JPN Kosaku Shimada   Japan 286 2 strokes   Akira Yabe
  Payne Stewart
  Koichi Uehara
[19]
1980 AGC, JPN Masashi Ozaki   Japan 277 5 strokes   Graham Marsh
  Ho Ming-chung
[20]
1979 AGC, JPN Hiroshi Ishii   Japan 278 3 strokes   Seiji Ebihara
  Kazunari Takahashi
  Tateo Ozaki
[21]
1978 AGC, JPN Kuo Chie-Hsiung   Taiwan 265 11 strokes   Bob Byman [22]
1977 AGC, JPN Ben Arda   Philippines 282 2 strokes   Terry Kendall
  Tsuneyuki Nakajima
[23]
Sobu International Open
1976 AGC, JPN Ben Arda   Philippines 277 4 strokes   Chen Chien-chung [24]
1975 AGC, JPN Teruo Sugihara   Japan 282 2 strokes   Ted Ball
  Hsu Sheng-San
  Hideyo Sugimoto
[25]
1974 AGC, JPN Lu Liang-Huan   Taiwan 280 4 strokes   Fumio Tanaka
  Masashi Ozaki
[26]
1973 AGC Shigeru Uchida   Japan 279 Playoff[h]   Masashi Ozaki [27]
1972 AGC Hsieh Min-Nan   Taiwan 279 2 strokes   Ben Arda [28]
  1. ^ AGC – Asia Golf Circuit; JPN – Japan Golf Tour
  2. ^ Third round cancelled due to rain.[3]
  3. ^ Choi won on the first hole of a sudden death playoff.
  4. ^ Ozaki won on the first hole of a sudden death playoff.
  5. ^ Third round cancelled due to rain.[9]
  6. ^ Minoza won with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden death playoff.
  7. ^ Second round cancelled due to rain.[16]
  8. ^ Uchida won with a 180-yard hole-out for eagle on the third hole of a sudden death playoff.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Yomiuri is out". New Nation. 9 February 1972. p. 19. Retrieved 7 February 2020 – via National Library Board (Singapore).
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  8. ^ "International Results – Golf". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 29 April 1991. p. 24. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via Trove.
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  10. ^ "Surprise win for Gale". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 25 April 1989. p. 19. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via Trove.
  11. ^ "Sport Summary – Golf – Dunlop Open". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 25 April 1988. p. 27. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via Google News Archive.
  12. ^ "Aoki A-okay for Dunlop crown". The Straits Times. Singapore. 27 April 1987. p. 2. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  13. ^ McCormack, Mark H. (1987). Ebel World of Professional Golf 1987. Collins Willow. p. 473. ISBN 0002182572.
  14. ^ "Chen's day again". The Straits Times. Singapore. 29 April 1985. p. 24. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  15. ^ McCormack, Mark H. (1985). Ebel World of Professional Golf 1985. Springwood Books Ltd. p. 451. ISBN 0862541247.
  16. ^ "Nicklaus leads the elite". The Straits Times. Singapore. 23 April 1983. p. 41. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  17. ^ "Eagle does it for Nelson". The Straits Times. Singapore. 25 April 1983. p. 39. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  18. ^ "Shearer one off lead". The Age. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 26 April 1982. p. 25. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via Google News Archive.
  19. ^ McCormack, Mark H. (1982). Dunhill World of Professional Golf 1982. Springwood Books Ltd. p. 448. ISBN 0862541018.
  20. ^ "Ozaki hits 70 to finish 5 strokes ahead". The Straits Times. Singapore. 28 April 1980. p. 26. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  21. ^ "Veteran Ishii triumphs in Japan Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 23 April 1979. p. 28. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  22. ^ McCormack, Mark H. (1979). Dunhill Golf Yearbook 1979. Doubleday Publishing. p. 385. ISBN 0385149409.
  23. ^ "Veteran has good win". The Age. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 25 April 1977. p. 27. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via Google News Archive.
  24. ^ "Arda wins right to play in British, US meets". The Straits Times. Singapore. 26 April 1976. p. 27. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  25. ^ "Veteran Sugihara storms way to Sobhu title, but Hsieh again takes circuit prize". The Straits Times. Singapore. 21 April 1975. p. 26. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  26. ^ "Lu cards a 70 to win Sobu Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 22 April 1974. p. 27. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  27. ^ "Uchida beats Ozaki". The Straits Times. Singapore. 23 April 1973. p. 23. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  28. ^ "Marsh wins circuit prize". The Age. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 24 April 1972. p. 27. Retrieved 22 February 2020 – via Google News Archive.

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