Volvo China Open
Volvo China Open
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, November 24th through Sunday, November 27th
 Site: Shenzhen Golf Club, Shenzhen, China
 Course Architect: Isao Aoki (1985), Nelson & Haworth (2000) - redesign
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,127
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 418 Yds   10 - Par 4 440 Yds
               2 - Par 3 201 Yds   11 - Par 4 414 Yds
               3 - Par 4 457 Yds   12 - Par 5 505 Yds
               4 - Par 5 552 Yds   13 - Par 3 152 Yds
               5 - Par 3 183 Yds   14 - Par 4 436 Yds
               6 - Par 4 389 Yds   15 - Par 4 440 Yds
               7 - Par 4 457 Yds   16 - Par 3 193 Yds
               8 - Par 5 516 Yds   17 - Par 4 404 Yds
               9 - Par 4 431 Yds   18 - Par 5 539 Yds
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                    36 3,604 Yds         36 3,523 Yds
 
 Annual: 11th (2nd year as part of European Tour)
 Defending Champion: Stephen Dodd
 Runner-Up: Thomas Bjorn
 Tournament Record: 269 (Prayad Marksaeng, 1996; Edward Fryatt, 1998)
 54-Hole Record: 201 (David Gleeson, James Kingston, 2002)
 36-Hole Record: 132 (David Gleeson, 2002)
 18-Hole Record: 64 (Nico Van Rensburg, 1998 - Shanghai Sun Island Club)
 Course Record: 64 (James Kingston, 2002; Gwang-soo Choi, 2003))
 Total Purse: $1,285,326
 Payouts: 1st Place - $216,368; 2nd Place - $144,263; 3rd Place - $81,279
 
                             2005 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 Stephen Dodd           276              Amandeep Johl           283
 Thomas Bjorn           279              Steve Webster           283
 Chawalit Plaphol       282              Soren Hansen            284
 Jason Dawes            282              Barry Lane              284
 Thaworn Wiratchant     282              Jonathan Lomas          284
 
                         Past Volvo China Open Winners
                         -----------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  Stephen Dodd (276) -- Thomas Bjorn
 2003  Lian-Wei Zhang (277) -- Thaworn Wiratchant
 2002  David Gleeson (272) -- Pablo Del Olmo
 2001  Charlie Wi (272) -- Thongchai Jaidee
 2000  Simon Dyson (275) -- Jyoti Randhawa
 1999  Kyi Hla Han (273) -- Christian Pena
 1998  Edward Fryatt (269) -- Takeshi Ohyama
 1997  Jun Cheng (280) -- Adrian Percey
 1996  Prayad Marksaeng (269) -- Yu-Shu Hsieh
 1995  Raul Fretes (277) -- Ying-Juh Lai

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