The Zambia Open is a men's professional golf tournament played in Zambia, that has been part of the Sunshine Tour since 1996, and was co-sanctioned by the European-based Challenge Tour from 2001 to 2004. It was also an event on the Challenge Tour between 1991 and 1993, having previously part of the now defunct Safari Circuit.[1]

Mopani Redpath Greendoor Logistics Zambia Open
Tournament information
LocationKitwe, Zambia
Established1972
Course(s)Nkana Golf Club
Par72
Length7,195 yards (6,579 m)
Tour(s)Sunshine Tour
Challenge Tour
Safari Circuit
FormatStroke play
Prize fundR 2,500,000
Month playedMarch
Final year2019
Tournament record score
Aggregate270 Marc Cayeux (2002)
To par−22 as above
Final champion
South Africa Daniel van Tonder
Location Map
Nkana GC is located in Zambia
Nkana GC
Nkana GC
Location in Zambia

History edit

Lusaka Golf Club has traditionally hosted the Zambia Open, but in 2005 a disagreement with the then sponsors, Stanbic, resulted in the cancellation of the tournament, with a new venue being found for the following year.[2] Under a new sponsorship agreement, the 2008 tournament was held at Chainama Hills Golf Club for the first time, with a prize fund of 750,000 rand. From 2006 to 2010, it was contested as a 54-hole tournament. In 2011, it returned to being played over four rounds, 72 holes.

Former winners include 1991 Masters Tournament champion Ian Woosnam and fellow European Ryder Cup players Christy O'Connor Jnr, Sam Torrance, Gordon J. Brand, Tommy Horton and Brian Barnes.

Winners edit

Year Tour(s)[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Venue Ref.
Zambia Open
2020 AFR No tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Mopani Redpath Greendoor Logistics Zambia Open
2019 AFR   Daniel van Tonder 283 −5 1 stroke   Callum Mowat Nkana
Mopani Redpath Zambia Open
2018 AFR   Rourke van der Spuy 272 −16 4 strokes   Justin Harding Nkana
2017 AFR   Riekus Nortje 270 −18 2 strokes   Ockie Strydom Nkana
KCM Zambia Open
2016 AFR   Jaco Ahlers 271 −17 Playoff   Jacques Blaauw Nchanga
Mopani/Redpath Zambia Open
2015 AFR   Ross McGowan 275 −13 2 strokes   Daniel van Tonder Nkana
Mopani Copper Mines Zambia Open
2014 AFR   Wallie Coetsee 273 −15 1 stroke   Justin Harding
  Daniel van Tonder
Nkana
Zambia Sugar Open
2013 AFR   Adilson da Silva (2) 281 −11 1 stroke   Martin du Toit
  Alex Haindl
Lusaka
Indo Zambia Bank Zambia Open
2012 AFR   Justin Harding 280 −12 2 strokes   Divan van den Heever Lusaka
KCM Zambia Open
2011 AFR   Doug McGuigan 272 −16 Playoff   Jean Hugo Nchanga
Zambia Open
2010 AFR   Adilson da Silva 202 −17 4 strokes   Johan du Buisson Ndola
2009 AFR   Jbe' Kruger 204 −15 3 strokes   Titch Moore Ndola
Chainama Hills Zambia Open
2008 AFR   Tyrone Ferreira 208 −8 2 strokes   Charl Coetzee
  Divan van den Heever
Chainama Hills
Finance Bank Zambia Open
2007 AFR   Steve Basson (2) 206 −13 1 stroke   Lindani Ndwandwe Ndola
Stanbic Zambia Open
2006 AFR   Steve Basson 207 −9 3 strokes   Madalitso Muthiya
  Chris Williams
Nchanga
2005: No tournament
2004 AFR, CHA   Michael Kirk 274 −18 3 strokes   Leonard Loxton Lusaka
2003 AFR, CHA   Johan Edfors 206 −13 4 strokes   Michael Kirk Lusaka
2002 AFR, CHA   Marc Cayeux (2) 270 −22 2 strokes   Andre Cruse
  Richard Sterne
Lusaka
2001 AFR, CHA   Mark Foster 278 −14 1 stroke   Stuart Little
  Jaco Olver
Lusaka
2000 AFR   James Loughnane (2) 274 −18 1 stroke   Bradford Vaughan Lusaka
Zambia Open
1999: No tournament
1998 AFR   Marc Cayeux 273 −11 1 stroke   Chris Davison
  Hennie Otto
Lusaka
1997 AFR   James Loughnane 273 −19 1 stroke   Colin Sorour Lusaka
1996 AFR   Desvonde Botes 208 −8 1 stroke   Neil Homann Ndola
1994–1995: No tournament
1993 CHA   Peter Harrison 283 −9 Playoff   José Cantero
  Olle Nordberg
  Frédéric Regard
Lusaka
1992 CHA   Jeremy Robinson 284 −8 Playoff   Mathias Grönberg
  Mark Nichols
Lusaka
1991 CHA   David R. Jones 285 −7 1 stroke   Paul Carrigill
  Philip Golding
Lusaka [3]
1990 SAF   Gordon J. Brand 284 −8 4 strokes   Philip Golding
  Craig Maltman
Lusaka [4]
1989 SAF   Craig Maltman 215[b] E 2 strokes   Mark Roe Lusaka [5]
1988 SAF   David Llewellyn 280 −12 1 stroke   Richard Fish Lusaka [6][7]
1987 SAF   Paul Carrigill 285 −7 Playoff   Mike Miller Lusaka [8]
1986 SAF   Gary Cullen 283 −9 Playoff   Eamonn Darcy Lusaka [9]
1985 SAF   Ian Woosnam 282 −10 2 strokes   Gordon J. Brand
  Brian Marchbank
Lusaka [10]
1984 SAF   Carl Mason 280 −12 2 strokes   Roger Chapman Lusaka [11]
1983 SAF   Bill Calfee 280 −12 Playoff   Eamonn Darcy Lusaka [12]
1982 SAF   Brian Waites 276 −16 4 strokes   Ken Brown Lusaka [13]
1981 SAF   Brian Barnes (2) 276 −16 1 stroke   Howard Clark
  John Morgan
Lusaka [14]
1980 SAF   Ewen Murray 282 −10 3 strokes   Brian Barnes Lusaka [15][16]
1979 SAF   Brian Barnes 280 −12 3 strokes   Sandy Lyle Ndola [17]
1978 SAF   Peter Townsend 274 −14 4 strokes   Brian Barnes Lusaka [18]
1977 SAF   Tommy Horton 284 −8 2 strokes   Brian Barnes
  Ken Brown
  Gary Cullen
  Christy O'Connor Snr
  Brian Waites
Ndola [19]
1976   Pete Cowen 286 −6 1 stroke   Jack Newton Lusaka [20]
1975   Sam Torrance 280 −12 Playoff   Brian Barnes Ndola [21]
1974   Christy O'Connor Jnr 282 −10 Playoff   Mike Ingham
  Eddie Polland
Mufulira [22]
1973   Craig Defoy (2) 281 −7 3 strokes   David Emery
  Mike Ingham
  Peter Tupling
Lusaka [23][24]
1972   Craig Defoy 272 −20 7 strokes   Malcolm Gregson Ndola [25]

Notes edit

  1. ^ AFR − Sunshine Tour; CHA − Challenge Tour; SAF − Safari Circuit.
  2. ^ Shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

References edit

  1. ^ Walubita, Moses Sayela (1990). Zambia Sporting Score. Multimedia Publications. p. 166. ISBN 9982300393 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Ng'andu to head 2006 Zambia Open committee". Times of Zambia. Archived from the original on 12 November 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Jones thankful for a cushion". The Guardian. 21 January 1991. p. 16.
  4. ^ "Gordon shoots winning brand of golf in Africa" (PDF). Greenkeeping Management. March 1988. p. 68.
  5. ^ "Maltman is singing in the rain". The Glasgow Herald. 6 February 1989. p. 17.
  6. ^ "Zambia Open". The Guardian. 1 March 1988. p. 19.
  7. ^ "Golf: Llewellyn sets the pace in Zambia Open". The Times. 27 February 1988.
  8. ^ "Miller loses a play-off after last-round 67". The Glasgow Herald. 9 March 1987. p. 10.
  9. ^ "First for Cullen as Darcy again loses play-off for Zambian Open". The Glasgow Herald. 17 March 1986. p. 9.
  10. ^ "Woosnam back in form". The Glasgow Herald. 25 March 1985. p. 19.
  11. ^ "Mason holds on despite late dose of the wobbles". The Glasgow Herald. 26 March 1984. p. 13.
  12. ^ "Calfee defeats Darcy in play-off". The Glasgow Herald. 21 March 1983. p. 17.
  13. ^ "Brown fails to catch Waites". The Glasgow Herald. 29 March 1982. p. 16.
  14. ^ "Zambian title for Barnes". The Glasgow Herald. 30 March 1981. p. 22.
  15. ^ "Murray lasts". The Age. 1 April 1980. p. 47.
  16. ^ "Sport in brief". The Guardian. 31 March 1980. p. 20.
  17. ^ "Scots first and second in Zambia". The Glasgow Herald. 3 April 1979. p. 23.
  18. ^ "Peter holds off Brian". The Glasgow Herald. 27 March 1978. p. 11.
  19. ^ "Horton wins Zambian Open". The Glasgow Herald. 28 March 1977. p. 27.
  20. ^ "Newton misses". The Age. 30 March 1976. p. 26.
  21. ^ "Torrance wins after play-off". The Glasgow Herald. 24 March 1975. p. 22.
  22. ^ "Zambian open for O'Connor". The Glasgow Herald. 25 March 1974. p. 2.
  23. ^ "Defoy wins Zambian Open". The Glasgow Herald. 2 April 1973. p. 5.
  24. ^ "Yesterday's results". The Guardian. 3 April 1973. p. 27.
  25. ^ "Defoy wins first Zambian Open". The Glasgow Herald. 3 April 1972. p. 4.

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