Lusaka Open

The Lusaka Open was a men's professional golf tournament played at Lusaka Golf Club in Zambia between 1969 and 1979. It was one of three Zambian events on the Safari Circuit schedule.[1]

Lusaka Open
Tournament information
LocationLusaka, Zambia
Established1969
Course(s)Lusaka Golf Club
Tour(s)Safari Circuit
FormatStroke play
Final year1979
Final champion
England John Morgan

The event pre-dated the Zambia Open which was first contested in 1972. The Lusaka Golf Club first hosted the Zambia Open in 1973 and again in 1976, 1978 and annually from 1980 to 1993. The Lusaka Open was not held in those years. The event went under a variety of names being called the Lusaka Dunlop Open in 1970 and 1971 and the Eagle Open in 1969 and 1974.

The 1974 event was reduced to 54 holes because of bad weather.[2]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
1979 John Morgan   England 282 −10 3 strokes   Trevor Powell [3]
1978 No tournament
1977 Mark James   England 279 −13 1 stroke   Gary Cullen [4][5]
1976 No tournament
1975 Carl Mason   England 281 −11 4 strokes   Guy Hunt [6]
1974 Willie Milne   Scotland 213 −3 1 stroke   Guy Hunt
  David Jagger
[2]
1973 No tournament
1972 Maurice Bembridge   England 274 1 stroke   Doug McClelland [7][8]
1971 Stuart Brown   England 280 1 stroke   Alex Caygill [9]
1970 Alex Caygill   England 285 −7 2 strokes   Craig Defoy [10]
1969 Bernard Gallacher   Scotland 284 4 strokes   Brian Barnes [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walubita, Moses Sayela (1990). Zambia Sporting Score. Multimedia Publications. p. 166. ISBN 9982300393 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b "First success for Milne". The Glasgow Herald. 11 March 1974. p. 22.
  3. ^ "Morgan holds off challenge". The Glasgow Herald. 26 March 1979. p. 18.
  4. ^ "James wins in Lusaka". The Glasgow Herald. 21 March 1977. p. 16.
  5. ^ "Sporting Details". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 March 1977. p. 20.
  6. ^ "Mason has first big victory". The Glasgow Herald. 10 March 1975. p. 16.
  7. ^ "Bembridge wins Lusaka Open". The Glasgow Herald. 27 March 1972. p. 5.
  8. ^ "Lusaka Open". The Guardian. 27 March 1972. p. 21.
  9. ^ "Brown takes Lusaka Open". The Evening Times. 5 April 1971. p. 5.
  10. ^ "Caygill leads British sweep". The Glasgow Herald. 24 March 1970. p. 7.
  11. ^ "Gallacher's victory in Zambia". The Glasgow Herald. 31 March 1969. p. 6.