Maekyung Open

The GS Caltex Maekyung Open, as it is known for sponsorship reasons, is a professional golf tournament that takes place in Seoul, South Korea. It was established in 1982,[1] replacing the Korea Open as the South Korean event on the Asia Golf Circuit.[2] Between 1999 and 2009 (except for 2004) it was a stop on the Asian Tour, and then in 2010 it became part of the OneAsia Tour schedule.[3] In 2018 and 2019 it once again became a fixture on the Asian Tour.

GS Caltex Maekyung Open
Tournament information
LocationSeoul, South Korea
Established1982
Course(s)Nam Seoul Country Club
Par71
Length7,039 yards (6,436 m)
Tour(s)Korean Tour
Asian Tour
OneAsia Tour
Asia Golf Circuit
FormatStroke play
Prize fund1,200,000,000
Month playedMay
Tournament record score
Aggregate267 Kim Kyung-tae (2011)
To par−21 as above
Current champion
South Korea Kim Bi-o
Location Map
Nam Seoul CC is located in South Korea
Nam Seoul CC
Nam Seoul CC
Location in South Korea

In 2005, Korean Choi Sang-ho won the tournament and set an Asian Tour record as the oldest winner on tour at 50 years and 145 days.

This tournament has generally been staged at the Nam Seoul Country Club. It has only been staged in four venues. The other venues that have been used are Lakeside in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2006, Gwanak in 1984 and Elysian Gangchon in 2020.

WinnersEdit

Year Tour(s)[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Venue
GS Caltex Maekyung Open
2022 ASA, KOR   Kim Bi-o (2) 275 −9 2 strokes   Cho Min-gyu Nam Seoul
2021 KOR   Hur In-hoi 279 −5 2 strokes   Tom Kim Nam Seoul
2020 ASA,[b] KOR   Lee Tae-hee (2) 199 −11 1 stroke   Cho Min-gyu
  Jun Seok Lee
Elysian Gangchon
2019 ASA, KOR   Lee Tae-hee 275 −9 Playoff[c]   Janne Kaske Nam Seoul
2018 ASA, KOR   Park Sang-hyun (2) 283 −1 Playoff[d]   Gaganjeet Bhullar
  Chang Yi-keun
  Hwang Jung-gon
Nam Seoul
2017 KOR, ONE   Lee Sang-hee 276 −8 2 strokes   Moon Kyong-jun Nam Seoul
2016 KOR, ONE   Park Sang-hyun 280 −8 Playoff[e]   Lee Soo-min Nam Seoul
2015 KOR, ONE   Moon Kyong-jun 284 −4 2 strokes   Ryan Fox
  Kim Do-hoon 752
  Jason Norris
  Gareth Paddison
Nam Seoul
2014 KOR, ONE   Park Jun-won 273 −15 3 strokes   Park Sang-hyun Nam Seoul
2013 KOR, ONE   Ryu Hyun-woo 274 −14 1 stroke   Kim Do-hoon 753
  Kim Hyung-sung
Nam Seoul
2012 KOR, ONE   Kim Bi-o 273 −15 5 strokes   Ryu Hyun-woo Nam Seoul
2011 KOR, ONE   Kim Kyung-tae (2) 267 −21 8 strokes   Kim Hyung-sung
  Cho Min-kyu
Nam Seoul
2010 KOR, ONE   Kim Dae-hyun 270 −18 4 strokes   Kim Kyung-tae Nam Seoul
2009 ASA, KOR   Bae Sang-moon 281 −7 Playoff[f]   Ted Oh Nam Seoul
2008 ASA, KOR   Hwang Inn-choon 279 −9 Playoff[g]   Noh Seung-yul Nam Seoul
2007 ASA, KOR   Kim Kyung-tae 270 −18 5 strokes   Liang Wenchong Nam Seoul
2006 ASA, KOR   Suk Jong-yul 271 −17 1 stroke   Bryan Saltus Lakeside
KT&G Maekyung Open
2005 ASA, KOR   Choi Sang-ho 278 −10 3 strokes   Thaworn Wiratchant Nam Seoul
Maekyung Open
2004 KOR   Mark Calcavecchia 282 −6 2 strokes   Jang Ik-jae Lakeside
2003 ASA, KOR   Chung Joon 275 −13 1 stroke   Amandeep Johl Nam Seoul
Maekyung LG Fashion Open
2002 ASA, KOR   Eddie Lee (a) 268 −20 1 stroke   Thammanoon Sriroj Nam Seoul
2001 ASA, KOR   Choi Gwang-soo 271 −17 1 stroke   Arjun Atwal
  Kim Dae-sub (a)
Nam Seoul
2000 ASA, KOR   Kang Wook-soon 278 −10 1 stroke   Kim Felton Nam Seoul
Maekyung Daks Open
1999 ASA, KOR   James Kingston 277 −11 Playoff   Kyi Hla Han Lakeside
Maekyung LG Fashion Open
1998 AGC   Scott Rowe 205[h] −11 3 strokes   Kwon Young-suk Lakeside
1997 AGC   Shin Yong-jin 272 −16 1 stroke   Tim Balmer Nam Seoul
1996 AGC   Park Nam-sin (2) 285 5 strokes   Kim Sung-ho
  Rob Moss
Nam Seoul
Maekyung Bando Fashion Open
1995 AGC   Brandt Jobe 280 4 strokes   Choi Sang-ho Nam Seoul
Maekyung Open
1994 AGC   Kim Jong-duck 284 Playoff   Jim Rutledge
  Mike Tschetter
Nam Seoul
1993 AGC   Park Nam-sin 281 1 stroke New Korea
1992 AGC   Todd Hamilton 280 −8 Playoff   Lin Chie-hsiang Nam Seoul
1991 AGC   Choi Sang-ho 281 2 strokes   Hsieh Chin-sheng
  Park Nam-sin
Nam Seoul
1990 AGC   Lee Kang-sun 212 3 strokes   Hsieh Chin-sheng Nam Seoul
1989 AGC   Lu Hsi-chuen 277 1 stroke   Chen Liang-hsi Nam Seoul
1988 AGC   Frankie Miñoza 279 1 stroke   Lin Jin-han Nam Seoul
1987 AGC   Chen Liang-hsi 279 3 strokes   Kim Sung-ho
  Brian Tennyson
Nam Seoul
1986 AGC   Tsao Chien-teng 280 1 stroke   Hsieh Yu-shu Nam Seoul
1985 AGC   Chen Tze-chung 280 2 strokes   Lu Chien-soon
  Rafael Alarcón
Nam Seoul
1984 AGC   Mike Clayton 283 1 stroke   John Jacobs
  Lu Hsi-chuen
Gwanak
1983 AGC   Hiroshi Yamada 212 1 stroke   Lu Hsi-chuen Seoul
1982 AGC   Kim Joo-heun (a) 285 3 strokes   Rafael Alarcón Seoul

Sources:[4][5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ AGC − Asia Golf Circuit; ASA − Asian Tour; KOR − Korean Tour; ONE − OneAsia Tour.
  2. ^ Held without Asian Tour co-sanctioning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. ^ Lee won with a birdie on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  4. ^ Park won with a par on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff; Bhullar was eliminated on the first extra hole, and Hwang on the second.
  5. ^ Park won with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  6. ^ Bae won with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  7. ^ Hwang won with a par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  8. ^ Shortened to 54 holes due to weather.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Award Foundations and Educational Programs" (pdf). Overview of the Maekyung Media Group. p. 14. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Foundation and Development". Korea Open. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Maekyung Open added to OneAsia tour". USA Today. Associated Press. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  4. ^ "South Korean amateur Kim Joo-Heun shot a 2-under-par 70..." UPI. 18 April 1982.
  5. ^ "Tournament History". Korean PGA (in Korean).

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