Newcastle Brown "900" Open

The Newcastle Brown "900" Open was a golf tournament on the European Tour in 1980. It was held at Northumberland Golf Club in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, England and was part of the celebrations marking Newcastle's 900th anniversary.[1][2].

The tournament was won by Ireland's Des Smyth, who holed a 45-foot putt on the last green to win the £7,000 first prize. It was his first stroke play win on the European Tour.[3]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share (£)
Ref
1980 Des Smyth   Ireland 276 (−12) 1 stroke   Graham Burroughs
  Neil Coles
  Greg Norman
7,000 [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golf stars lined up". Newcastle Journal. Newcastle upon Tyne, England. 17 November 1979. p. 17. Retrieved 9 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ Plumridge, Christopher (19 December 1979). "Television feast on 1980 tour". The Guardian. London, England. p. 21. Retrieved 9 June 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b "Smyth steals show with outstanding final putt". The Times. 9 June 1980. p. 10.

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