History 1998

Date:April 16-19, 1998

Venue:Shanghai Sun Island Inernational Golf Club

Champion:Ed Fryatt (England)

Nobody was surprised to see 26-year-old Englishman, Ed Fryatt, come out on top at the Volvo China Open. Having Beaten Ryder Cup hero Lee Westwood in a play off for the Malaysia Open in March, he came to SunIsland International Club brimful of confidence.

In a blitz of four birdies in four holes in the final round, Ed Fryatt took command of the 1998 Volvo China Open, and for the remaining five holes, never looked like relinquishing it. For those who watched, it was an astonishing display of calm and control form the US based Englishman.Playing in the final flight with America's Aaron Meeks, Fryatt was one shot ahead at 15 under par. Meeks then put on the pressure by holing birdies putts on the 10th, 11th and 12th holes. That Fryatt matched Meeks with birdies on each of these holes and then went on to birdie the 13th as well, speaks volumes fro the man's strong mental attitude.

Fryatt's winning score of 269 (19 under par) equaled the scoring record for the Volvo China Open set two years ago by Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng. With two holes to go, Fryatt was 20 under but bogeyed the par three 17th and could only par the par five final hole. Japan's Takeshi Ohyama claimed second place two shots behind Fryatt with a closing round of 66.

Results

Rank Name R1 R2 R3 R4 TOT +/- PRIZE
1 Ed FRYATT (ENG) 69 65 69 66 269 -19 US$72,000.00
2 Takeshi OHYAMA (JPN) 67 67 71 66 271 -17 US$44,520.00
3 Aaron MEEKS (USA) 67 68 67 70 272 -16 US$24,800.00
4 Robin BYRD (USA) 72 67 67 67 273 -15 US$17,000.00
  Nico Van RENSBURG (RSA) 66 73 64 70 273 -15 US$17,000.00
6 Eric MEEKS (USA) 66 70 71 68 275 -13 US$11,000.00
  John SENDEN (AUS) 66 71 69 69 275 -13 US$11,000.00
  Gerry NORQUIST (USA) 67 70 68 70 275 -13 US$11,000.00
9 CHUNG Joon (KOR) 72 65 74 65 276 -12 US$7,486.67
  Thanmanoon SRIROJ (THA) 71 69 69 67 276 -12 US$7,486.67
  Justin COOPER (AUS) 67 72 69 68 276 -12 US$7,486.67
12 Shaun Micheel (USA) 70 71 70 66 277 -11 US$6,450.00
  Scott Taylor (USA) 69 71 67 70 277 -11 US$6,450.00
14 Scott Laycock (AUS) 71 71 69 67 278 -10 US$5,900.00
  Chris Williams (ENG) 69 69 69 71 278 -10 US$5,900.00
16 Takeshi Kibamoto (JPN) 71 72 71 65 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Christian Pena (USA) 68 72 73 66 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Jim Rutledge (CAN) 67 71 74 67 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Lucas Parsons (AUS) 72 71 69 67 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Choi Kyung-Ju (KOR) 70 72 70 67 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Gilberto Morales (VEN) 72 72 67 68 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Adrian Percey (AUS) 70 71 69 69 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Kang Wook-Soon (KOR) 68 72 70 69 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Nam Young-Woo (KOR) 67 73 69 70 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Felix Casas (PHI) 70 71 67 71 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Eric Rustand (USA) 70 70 68 71 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Tsai Chi-Huang (TPE) 70 72 66 71 279 -9 US$4,618.00
  Leith Wastle (AUS) 66 71 70 72 279 -9 US$4,618.00
29 Grant Dodd (AUS) 69 69 73 69 280 -8 US$3,540.00
  Philip Chapman (AUS) 73 67 71 69 280 -8 US$3,540.00
  Paul Foley (AUS) 73 71 66 70 280 -8 US$3,540.00
  Charlie Wi (KOR) 68 69 71 72 280 -8 US$3,540.00
33 Choi Sang-Ho (KOR) 69 73 71 68 281 -7 US$3,000.00
  Chang Tse-Peng (TPE) 68 76 67 70 281 -7 US$3,000.00
  Dean Wilson (USA) 69 73 69 70 281 -7 US$3,000.00
  Jerry Smith (USA) 72 71 68 70 281 -7 US$3,000.00
  Wang Ter-Chang (TPE) 67 72 71 71 281 -7 US$3,000.00
  Hwang Sung-Ha (KOR) 71 71 68 71 281 -7 US$3,000.00
  Amritinder Singh (IND) 71 67 71 72 281 -7 US$3,000.00
  Mike Cunning (USA) 68 69 72 75 281 -7 US$3,000.00
41 Lin Chih-Chen (TPE) 72 72 71 67 282 -6 US$2,280.00
  Taimur Hussain (PAK) 71 70 74 67 282 -6 US$2,280.00
  Park Nam-Sin (KOR) 69 73 72 68 282 -6 US$2,280.00
  Chen Liang-Hsi (TPE) 70 72 71 69 282 -6 US$2,280.00
  Boonchu Ruangkit (THA) 67 75 71 69 282 -6 US$2,280.00
  Clay Dervers (USA) 70 72 70 70 282 -6 US$2,280.00
  David Bransdon (AUS) 68 73 70 71 282 -6 US$2,280.00
  Arjun Singh (IND) 69 70 72 71 282 -6 US$2,280.00
  Chou Hung-Nan (TPE) 68 69 73 72 282 -6 US$2,280.00
  Craig Kamps (RSA) 70 70 70 72 282 -6 US$2,280.00
51 P.Gunasegaran (MAS) 74 69 70 70 283 -5 US$1,760.00
  Simon Yates (SCO) 68 73 71 71 283 -5 US$1,760.00
  Andrew Bonhomme (USA) 70 71 71 71 283 -5 US$1,760.00
54 Mark Allen (AUS) 71 70 74 69 284 -4 US$1,406.67
  Hsieh Yu-Shu (TPE) 68 75 71 70 284 -4 US$1,406.67
  Zhang Lian-Wei (CHN) 69 74 70 71 284 -4 US$1,406.67
  Anthony Kang (KOR) 66 73 73 72 284 -4 US$1,406.67
  Simon Owen (NZL) 67 73 71 73 284 -4 US$1,406.67
  Satosdhi Oide (JPN) 71 69 69 75 284 -4 US$1,406.67
60 Rob Huxtable (USA) 72 72 73 68 285 -3 US$1,180.00
  Lin Chien-Bing (TPE) 72 67 74 72 285 -3 US$1,180.00
62 Mardan Mamat (SIN) 72 72 70 72 286 -2 US$1,060.00
  M. Murugiah (SIN) 72 72 69 73 286 -2 US$1,060.00
  Paul Friedlander (SWZ) 70 74 69 73 286 -2 US$1,060.00
  Gavin Vearing (AUS) 69 75 68 74 286 -2 US$1,060.00
66 Lu Wen-Teh (TPE) 71 69 72 75 287 -1 US$290.91
67 Lin Wen-Tang (TPE) 69 74 76 69 288 0 US$290.91
  Lai Hung-Lin (TPE) 70 74 74 70 288 0 US$290.91
69 Vivek Bhandari (IND) 71 73 74 71 289 1 US$290.91
  Arjun Atwal (IND) 70 72 76 71 289 1 US$290.91
  Firoz Ali (IND) 69 75 72 73 289 1 US$290.91
  Lin Keng-Chi (TPE) 66 70 80 73 289 1 US$290.91
73 Fedrick Mansson (SWE) 68 74 79 71 292 4 US$290.91
  Bong Tae-Ha (KOR) 72 72 71 77 292 4 US$290.91
75 Xiao Cheng-Han (CHN) 72 72 76 76 296 8 US$290.91
76 Marcus Meloan (GUM) 69 72 75 81 297 9 US$290.91
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