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Volvo China Open

Huge boost for next Open

The China Open will become a US$1 million event next year, double the amount on offer for this week's tournament, organisers announced yesterday.

Wednesday, 12 November, 2003, 12:00am

HK players out of contention

Asian stars Jeev Milkha Singh of India and Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng are on the threshold of British Open qualification after masterful five-under-par 66s over the tight Monifieth Links course in Scotland.

13 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Chinese duo relish links challenge

Cheng Jun beat compatriot Zhang Lianwei into the history books by becoming the first Chinese to bid for British Open qualification yesterday.

Cheng, winner of the Volvo China Open on last year's Omega Tour, was due to tee off at Hillside Golf Club five hours before Zhang began his campaign for an Open place at nearby Hesketh Golf Club.

13 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Zhang favoured to continue outstanding home form

Chinese number one Zhang Lianwei will be looking to continue his outstanding run of form on home soil at the US$200,000 Orient Masters which starts today in Xiamen.

The Shenzhen-based player has been in unbeatable form for the past three seasons in China and is favourite to win the Orient Masters, a joint-sanctioned event between the Omega Tour and the China PGA Tour.

2 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Orient Masters underlines era of China boom

China, which has escaped the worst of the Asian economic meltdown and continues to embrace the once-banned sport of golf, will stage two high-profile tournaments in April.

Professional golf in the world's most populous country enters a new stage of development next week when the US$200,000 Orient Masters is played at Orient Golf and Country Club in Xiamen.

25 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Self-made Prayad wins his place among elite

As a boy, Prayad Marksaeng fashioned a golf club from a piece of bamboo and a chunk of scrap metal.

Early mornings and late afternoons, between stints of caddying at the Royal Hua Hin Golf Club, he'd experiment with his crudely manufactured implement.

26 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Roll of Honour

OMEGA TOUR 1997 Asian Honda Classic Tiger Woods (US) Vietnam Open Andrew Bonhomme (AUS) London Myanmar Open Boonchu Ruangkit (THAI) DFS Galleria Guam Open Gerry Norquist (US) Satelindo Indonesia Open Craig Parry (AUS) Volvo China Open Cheng Jun (CHN) Sabah Masters Des Terblanche (SA) Singtel-Ericsson Singapore Open Zaw Moe (MYN) Philip Morris Asia Cup Park No-seok (KOR) Ericsson Asia-Pacific Ma

11 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Leader Cheng deposed

China's Cheng Jun has been knocked off the top of the Omega Tour's Order of Merit by American Gerry Norquist.

Cheng, 28, took the leading position after winning the Volvo China Open in May, when he picked up the winner's cheque for US$72,000.

20 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Pros and celebrities tee up for China's young golfers

CHINA'S drive to increase golf's popularity stands to benefit to the tune of $1 million following today's Pro-Celebrity curtain-raiser to the third Volvo China Tour, writes Spencer Robinson.

Hosted by the Eric Tsang Golf Fund, the event at the Shenzhen Golf Club will feature sport and entertainment celebrities as well as mainland Chinese officials and businessmen.

27 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Prayad's driving ambition rewarded

PRAYAD Marksaeng yesterday flew in the face of accepted golfing convention, challenging the theory that you drive for show and putt for dough.

Hitting the ball prodigious distances off the tee, but struggling with his putter, the diminutive Thai provided a stunning finale to the penultimate round of the US$400,000 Volvo China Open.

2 Jun 1996 - 12:00am