Lu Chien-soon (born 28 December 1959) is a Taiwanese professional golfer.

Lu Chien-soon
Personal information
Born (1959-12-28) 28 December 1959 (age 60)
Taipei, Taiwan
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality Taiwan
ResidenceTaipei, Taiwan
Career
Turned professional1983
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Nationwide Tour
Asia Golf Circuit
Professional wins36
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour7 (Asia Golf Circuit)
European Senior Tour1
Other35
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1984
The Open ChampionshipT29: 1983
Achievements and awards
Asia Golf Circuit
champion
1983, 1988

Lu won 20 tournaments in his native Taiwan.[1][2] He also had success elsewhere in Asia, especially on the Asia Golf Circuit, where he won seven national opens between 1983 and 1989 and was the overall circuit champion twice, in 1983 and 1988.[3][4] He also played on the Ben Hogan Tour (now Nationwide Tour) in 1992, where his best finish was T-5 at the Ben Hogan Louisiana Open. He played on the Japan Golf Tour in 2001, where his best finish as a member was T-11 at the NST Niigata Open Golf Championship, he had previously finished T-9 at the 1985 Golf Digest Tournament as a non-member.

After being sidelined for eight years (2001–08) with back problems,[1][2] he returned to competition in 2009. He qualified for the Champions Tour via qualifying school. His best finishes are T-2 at the 2010 JELD-WEN Tradition, 2nd at the 2011 Montreal Championship and T-2 at the 2012 Regions Tradition. He won the 2011 Fubon Senior Open on the European Senior Tour.

Professional wins (36)Edit

Asia Golf Circuit wins (7)Edit

Other Asian winsEdit

this list is incomplete

Asian Development Tour wins (1)Edit

European Senior Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 20 Nov 2011 Fubon Senior Open −12 (64-71-69=204) 5 strokes   Lorens Chan (am)

Japan Senior Tour wins (1)Edit

Team appearancesEdit

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Skyzinski, Rich (28 May 2012). "Keep an eye on Taiwan's Chien Soon Lu". Golfweek. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Senior Open Notebook: Lu all the way back from his chronic bad back". PGA of America. Associated Press. 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Sport Digest – Golf". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 25 April 1983. p. 25. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via Google Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "A year of firsts lies ahead for Asian circuit". Business Times. Singapore. 16 January 1989. p. 14. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via National Library Board.

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