Mufulira Open

The Mufulira Open was a men's professional golf tournament played at Mufulira Golf Club in Zambia between 1970 and 1984.

Mufulira Open
LocationMufulira, Zambia
Established1970
Course(s)Mufulira Golf Club
FormatStroke play
Month playedMarch
Final year1984
Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy

The event started a year after the Lusaka Open but pre-dated the Zambia Open which was first contested in 1972. The Mufulira Golf Club hosted the Zambia Open in 1974 and the event was not held in that year. From 1976 the event was only played in alternate years.

An English golfer, David Moore, aged 22, was shot and killed during the 1976 tournament.[1]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
1984 Eamonn Darcy   Ireland 279 −13 1 stroke   Roger Chapman
  Tommy Horton
[2]
1983 No tournament
1982 Brian Waites   England 281 −11 3 strokes   Eamonn Darcy
  Martin Poxon
[3]
1981 No tournament
1980 Brian Waites   England 279 1 stroke   José María Cañizares [4]
1979 No tournament
1978 Peter Berry   England 281 Playoff   Gary Cullen [5]
1977 No tournament
1976 Jack Newton   Australia 277 −15 1 stroke   Tommy Horton [6][7]
1975 Ronnie Shade   Scotland 281 −11 1 stroke   Harry Bannerman [8]
1974 No tournament. Mufulira hosted the Zambia Open
1973 David Webster   Scotland 283 −9 1 stroke   Hugh Boyle [9]
1972 Craig Defoy   Wales 282 Playoff   Doug McClelland [10]
1971 Craig Defoy   Wales
1970 Bernard Gallacher   Scotland 280 6 strokes   Graham Burroughs [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Double death". The Glasgow Herald. 22 March 1976. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Darcy a relieved winner". The Glasgow Herald. 19 March 1984. p. 20.
  3. ^ "Britain's Brian Waites". The Glasgow Herald. 22 March 1982. p. 15.
  4. ^ "Mufulira C'ship". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 March 1980. p. 34.
  5. ^ "Mulfira Open". The Guardian. 20 March 1978. p. 17.
  6. ^ "Newton triumph". The Glasgow Herald. 22 March 1976. p. 16.
  7. ^ "Sporting Details". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 25 March 1976. p. 20. Retrieved 6 February 2020 – via Trove.
  8. ^ "Shade by a shot". The Glasgow Herald. 17 March 1975. p. 20.
  9. ^ "Webster's first overseas success". The Glasgow Herald. 26 March 1973. p. 5.
  10. ^ "Defoy's play-off victory". The Glasgow Herald. 20 March 1972. p. 5.
  11. ^ "Gallacher finds form at last". The Glasgow Herald. 17 March 1970. p. 5.