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The Scandinavian Enterprise Open was a golf tournament on the European Tour that was played in Sweden until 1990, when it had a prize fund of £400,000, which was mid-range for the tour at that time.

Scandinavian Enterprise Open
LocationSweden
Established1973
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Final year1990
Aggregate268 Craig Stadler (1990)
268 Ronan Rafferty (1989)
To par−20 (as above)
United States Craig Stadler

In 1991, the tournament was merged with fellow Sweden-based European Tour event, the PLM Open, with the resultant tournament being called the Scandinavian Masters.[1]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1990 Craig Stadler   United States 268 −20 4 strokes   Craig Parry
1989 Ronan Rafferty   Northern Ireland 268 −20 2 strokes   Michael Allen
1988 Seve Ballesteros (3)   Spain 270 −18 5 strokes   Gerry Taylor
1987 Gordon Brand, Jnr   Scotland 277 −11 Playoff   Magnus Persson
1986 Greg Turner   New Zealand 270 −18 Playoff   Craig Stadler
1985 Ian Baker-Finch   Australia 274 −14 2 strokes   Graham Marsh
1984 Ian Woosnam   Wales 280 −4 6 strokes   Michael Clayton
1983 Sam Torrance   Scotland 280 −8 1 stroke   Craig Stadler
1982 Bob Byman (2)   United States 275 −9 3 strokes   Sam Torrance
1981 Seve Ballesteros (2)   Spain 273 −11 5 strokes   Antonio Garrido
1980 Greg Norman   Australia 276 −12 3 strokes   Mark James
1979 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 276 −12 3 strokes   Seve Ballesteros
1978 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 279 −9 1 stroke   Dale Hayes
1977 Bob Byman   United States 275 −13 1 stroke   Hugh Baiocchi
1976 Hugh Baiocchi   South Africa 271 −17 2 strokes   Eamonn Darcy
1975 George Burns   United States 279 −5 Playoff   Graham Marsh
1974 Tony Jacklin   England 279 −5 11 strokes   José María Cañizares
1973 Bob Charles   New Zealand 278 −10 2 strokes   Vin Baker
  Tony Jacklin
  Hedley Muscroft

Tournament highlightsEdit

  • 1973: Bob Charles wins the inaugural edition of the tournament. He finishes two shots ahead of Tony Jacklin, Hedley Muscroft, and Vin Baker.[2]
  • 1974: Tony Jacklin wins by 11 shots over José Maria Cañizares despite his shooting a final round 75.[3]
  • 1977: Seve Ballesteros is struck by lightning on the 14th fairway during the second round of play. He escaped major injury and continued playing.[4] Earlier in the same day Ballesteros got in a rules dispute when Lon Hinkle accused him of marking his ball incorrectly.[5]
  • 1987: Magnus Persson's attempt to become the Scandinavian Enterprise Open's first Swedish winner is foiled when Gordon Brand, Jnr defeats him on the first hole of a sudden death playoff.[6]
  • 1988: Seve Ballesteros wins the Scandinavian Open for a third time. He finishes five ahead of Gerry Taylor.[7]
  • 1990: Craig Stadler shoots a final round 61 to win the last edition of the tournament. He finishes four shots ahead of Craig Parry.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Tour Events". Svenska Golfförbundet. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2008-11-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ Charles a winner in Sweden
  3. ^ Tony Jacklin breezes to win
  4. ^ Ballesteros OK After Struck by Lightning Bolt
  5. ^ Lucky Lee continues to sizzle
  6. ^ Brand takes Scandinavian Open
  7. ^ Seve takes Swedish Open
  8. ^ Record triumph by Stadler

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