Volvo China Open

The Volvo China Open is a men's golf tournament that has been held annually in China since 1995. The event is organised by the China Golf Association and has been co-sanctioned by the European Tour since 2003.

Volvo China Open
Volvo China Open logo.png
Tournament information
LocationShenzhen, China
Established1995, 26 years ago
Course(s)Genzon Golf Club
Par72
Length7,145 yards (6,533 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
OneAsia Tour
Asian Tour
China Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundRMB20,000,000
Month playedDecember
Tournament record score
Aggregate264 Nicolas Colsaerts (2011)
To par−24 as above
Current champion
China Zhang Huilin
Location Map
Genzon GC is located in China
Genzon GC
Genzon GC
Location in China

Through 2008, the Volvo China Open also featured on the Asian Tour schedule, but this changed in 2009 with the announcement of the OneAsia Tour, a new golf tour set up by the CGA in association with the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Japan Golf Tour, the Korean PGA and the Korean Golf Association. Having been involved in the early stages, the Asian Tour withdrew from OneAsia. As a result, four events, the China Open, Pine Valley Beijing Open, Korea Open and China Classic, were removed from the schedule and subsequently became the founding events of the new tour. In addition, the Asian Tour stated that they would not allow their members to play in those events unless already qualified via membership of the European Tour, promising stiff penalties for those that ignored this ruling.[1][2]

The European Tour sanctions several events in Asia, and has made a particular effort to expand its coverage in the Chinese market.

WinnersEdit

Year Tour(s)[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Venue
Volvo China Open
2020 CHN   Zhang Huilin 269 −19 9 strokes   Ding Wenyi (a) Genzon
2019 ASA, EUR   Mikko Korhonen 268 −20 Playoff   Benjamin Hébert Genzon
2018 ASA, EUR   Alexander Björk 270 −18 1 stroke   Adrián Otaegui Topwin
2017 EUR, ONE   Alexander Lévy (2) 271 −17 Playoff   Dylan Frittelli Topwin
2016 EUR, ONE   Li Haotong 266 −22 3 strokes   Felipe Aguilar Topwin
2015 EUR, ONE   Wu Ashun 279 −9 1 stroke   David Howell Tomson Shanghai Pudong
2014 EUR, ONE   Alexander Lévy 269 −19 4 strokes   Tommy Fleetwood Genzon
2013 EUR, ONE   Brett Rumford 272 −16 4 strokes   Mikko Ilonen Binhai Lake
2012 EUR, ONE   Branden Grace 267 −21 3 strokes   Nicolas Colsaerts Binhai Lake
2011 EUR, ONE   Nicolas Colsaerts 264 −24 4 strokes   Søren Kjeldsen
  Peter Lawrie
  Danny Lee
  Pablo Martín
Luxehills International
2010 EUR, ONE   Yang Yong-eun 273 −15 2 strokes   Rhys Davies
  Stephen Dodd
Suzhou Jinji Lake
2009 EUR, ONE   Scott Strange 280 −8 1 stroke   Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño Beijing CBD International
2008 ASA, EUR   Damien McGrane 278 −10 9 strokes   Simon Griffiths
  Mike Lorenzo-Vera
  Oliver Wilson
Beijing CBD International
2007 ASA, EUR   Markus Brier 274 −10 5 strokes   Scott Hend
  Graeme McDowell
  Andrew McLardy
Shanghai Silport
2006 ASA, EUR   Jeev Milkha Singh 278 −10 1 stroke   Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño Beijing Honghua International
2005 ASA, EUR   Paul Casey 275 −13 Playoff   Oliver Wilson Shenzhen
2004 ASA, EUR   Stephen Dodd 276 −12 3 strokes   Thomas Bjørn Shanghai Silport
2003 ASA   Zhang Lianwei 277 −11 2 strokes   Thaworn Wiratchant Shanghai Silport
2002 ASA   David Gleeson 272 −16 1 stroke   Pablo del Olmo Shanghai Silport
2001 ASA   Charlie Wi 272 −16 1 stroke   Thongchai Jaidee Shanghai Silport
2000 ASA   Simon Dyson 275 −13 1 stroke   Jyoti Randhawa Shanghai Silport
1999 ASA   Kyi Hla Han 273 −15 7 strokes   Christian Pena Shanghai Silport
1998 ASA   Ed Fryatt 269 −19 2 strokes   Takeshi Ohyama Shanghai Sun Island International
1997 ASA   Cheng Jun 280 −8 5 strokes   Adrian Percey Beijing International
1996 ASA   Prayad Marksaeng 269 −19 9 strokes   Hsieh Yu-shu Beijing International
China Open
1995 AGC   Raúl Fretes 277 −11 3 strokes   Lai Ying-juh Beijing International
  1. ^ AGC − Asia Golf Circuit; ASA − Asian Tour (previously known as the Asian PGA/Omega/Davidoff Tour); CHN − China Tour; EUR − European Tour; ONE − OneAsia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "$A3 million China Open golf tees off". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Asians stay away from OneAsia Tour". Malaysia Star. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°20′N 114°04′E / 22.33°N 114.06°E / 22.33; 114.06