Lu Liang-Huan (Chinese: 呂良煥, born 10 December 1936), also known as Mister Lu (Mr Lu) to British golf fans, was a successful Taiwanese golfer who won several important tournaments on the Asian and European circuits between 1959 and 1987.
|Born||10 December 1936|
Taipei, Japanese-ruled Taiwan
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)|
|Former tour(s)||Japan Golf Tour|
Asia Golf Circuit
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||8|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||37th: 1972|
|The Open Championship||2nd: 1971|
|Achievements and awards|
Lu was born in Taipei. He became the first winner of the Hong Kong Open in 1959, the tournament devised by former Australian Open champion Eric Cremin and featuring, among others, Bob Charles and Kel Nagle. He would become a regular winner on the Far East Circuit, later known as the Asia Golf Circuit, winning his own country's national Open on four occasions and the overall circuit title in 1966 and 1967. He also played on the Japan Golf Tour, winning nine times between 1971 and 1987.
His finest year was 1971, when he finished runner-up to Lee Trevino in The Open at Royal Birkdale, then the following week won the French Open at Biarritz. He also won in Thailand and Japan that season. In 1972, he and countryman Hsieh Min-Nan teamed up to win the World Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Taiwan's sole victory in the event.
Professional wins (23)Edit
Japan Golf Tour wins (8)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||3 Jun 1973||World Friendship||−12 (69-73-65-69=276)||Playoff||Isao Aoki, Graham Marsh|
|2||21 Apr 1974||Sobu International Open||−8 (71-71-68-70=280)||4 strokes||Fumio Tanaka, Masashi Ozaki|
|3||1 Sep 1974||Hiroshima Open||−16 (68-68-67-69=272)||1 stroke||Takashi Murakami|
|4||11 May 1975||Fujisankei Classic||−8 (71-71-68-70=280)||4 strokes||Graham Marsh|
|5||31 Aug 1975||Hiroshima Open (2)||−13 (66-65-72-72=275)||Playoff||Tōru Nakamura, Kosaku Shimada|
|6||26 Jun 1977||Shizuoka Open||−5 (68-71-72-70=283)||Playoff||Yasuhiro Miyamoto|
|7||21 Aug 1983||Acom Doubles
(with Lu Hsi-chuen)
|8||22 Mar 1987||Shizuoka Open (2)||−8 (71-74-69-66=280)||2 strokes||Nobumitsu Yuhara|
Japan Golf Tour playoff record (3–1)
|1||1973||World Friendship||Isao Aoki, Graham Marsh||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1975||Hiroshima Open||Tōru Nakamura, Kosaku Shimada||Won two-hole aggregate playoff;|
Lu: E (3-4=7),
Nakamura: +2 (5-4=9),
Shimada: +2 (4-5=9)
|3||1976||Fujisankei Classic||Norio Suzuki||Lost to par on fifth extra hole|
|4||1977||Shizuoka Open||Yasuhiro Miyamoto|
Japanese circuit wins (2)Edit
Asia Golf Circuit wins (9)Edit
- 1965 Philippine Open
- 1966 Taiwan Open
- 1971 Thailand Open
- 1974 Philippine Open, Hong Kong Open
- 1978 Philippine Open
- 1979 Taiwan Open
- 1983 Taiwan Open
- 1985 Taiwan Open
Other Asian wins (1)Edit
- 1959 Hong Kong Open
European circuit win (1)Edit
- 1971 French Open
Other wins (2)Edit
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||T24||2||T40||T5||T53|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- "Boyle triumphs in the Yomiuri". The Straits Times. Singapore. 11 April 1966. p. 19. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
- "Thompson equal third". The Age. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. AAP–Reuters. 10 April 1967. p. 25. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 361. ISBN 0-85613-520-8.
- "Taiwan's Lu first rookie to win three golf titles". The Straits Times. Singapore. 25 April 1979. p. 32. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
- "Bembridge Out of the Money". The Glasgow Herald. 18 February 1974. Retrieved 3 January 2020.