History 1999


The 5th Volvo China Open, which held at Shanghai Silport Golf Club, proved to be an outstanding tournament that proved to be an outstanding tournament that provided the perfect setting for Volvo to announce that they will continue sponsoring the event for at least another 10 years.

Volvo made the decision to commit to the Open for another decade long before this year's event teed-off, but they no doubt gained even greater inspiration from watching four superb days of golfing action at Shanghai Silport.
The fifth Volvo China Open will always be remembered for three standout reasons.
Firstly there was the runaway victory of Myanmar's Kyi Hla Han. There has never been a more popular victory on the Asian PGA Tour before, nor a more spectacular one. Han Started the final round four stokes ahead and ran away with the tournament after shooting birdies at the first five holes on Sunday. Such a spectacular burst of birdies had never been seen on Tour before and left Han's rivals trailing far behind in his wake.
It was a sentimental victory for the diminutive golfer. Han, who turned professional in 1980, is one of the founding members of the Asian PGA but up until the Volvo China Open he had not won a Tour event.
While Han dominate the show in Shanghai, the second reason why the Volvo China Open stook out was because of the success of one of the mainland's leading golfers. Chinese amateur sensation Liang Wen Chong marked himself down as a star of the future after finishing in joint fourth position.
The 20-year-old, a three-time winner of the China Amateur Open, had the home crowds roaring him on as he surpassed all expectations and finished as the leading Chinese Player. Incredibly, Liang finished fourth despite triple-bogeying the first hole of the final round. He recovered to finish with a one-under-par 71 and outshine his country's leading professional Zhang Lian Wei, who ended the tournament tied for 20th.
The third factor that helped contribute to the success of the fifth Volvo China Open was the superb condition of the golf course. Shanghai Silport was in immaculate shape and reflected the fact that the club's course superintendent, Jack Huang, Had spent time learning his profession at the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the US Masters.
The Volvo China Open once again proved to be one of the showpiece events on the Asian PGA Tour. Golf in China is on the move, with more players taking up the game and many new courses being opened, and the annual focus of the golfing year continues to be the Volvo China Open. 

Results

RANK
NAME
C/R
R1
R2
R3
R4
TOT(+/-)
PRIZE(USD)
1
Kyi Hla Han
MYN
68
70
67
68
273(-15)
72,000.00
2
Christian Pena
USA
68
72
70
70
280(-8)
44,520.00
3
Dean Wilson
USA
70
71
68
72
281(-7)
24,800.00
4
Liang Wen Chong (A)
CHN
73
70
68
71
282(-6)
Amateur
4
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
70
71
76
65
282(-6)
15,666.00
4
Scott Rowe
HKG
67
72
70
73
282(-6)
15,666.00
4
Taimur Hussain
PAK
67
74
73
68
282(-6)
15,666.00
8
Des Terblanche
RSA
69
67
73
74
283(-5)
8,865.00
8
Thammanoon Srirot
THA
67
68
75
73
283(-5)
8,865.00
8
Gilberto Morales
VEN
69
69
76
69
283(-5)
8,865.00
8
Felix Casas
PHI
70
70
72
71
283(-5)
8,865.00
12
Tatsuhiko Ichihara
JPN
71
67
73
73
284(-4)
6,633.00
12
Scott Laycock
AUS
71
72
75
66
284(-4)
6,633.00
12
Simon Yates
SCO
68
72
73
71
284(-4)
6,633.00
15
Lee Boo-Young
KOR
73
70
71
71
285(-3)
5,600.00
15
Peter Lawrie
IRE
71
70
72
72
285(-3)
5,600.00
15
James Kingston
RSA
72
71
72
70
285(-3)
5,600.00
15
Rodrigo Cuello
PHI
70
71
72
72
285(-3)
5,600.00
15
Greg Hanrahan
USA
72
74
68
71
285(-3)
5,600.00
20
Wang Ter-Chang
TPE
74
70
72
70
286(-2)
4,688.00
20
Hendrik Buhrmann
RSA
71
70
73
72
286(-2)
4,688.00
20
Gaurav Ghei
IND
69
70
71
76
286(-2)
4,688.00
20
Kenny Druce
AUS
68
74
73
71
286(-2)
4,688.00
20
Zhang Lian-Wei
CHN
70
74
71
71
286(-2)
4,688.00
25
Lin Wen-Tang
TPE
74
68
75
70
287(-1)
4,140.00
25
Amandeep Johl
IND
71
68
71
77
287(-1)
4,140.00
25
Mike Cunning
USA
72
71
77
67
287(-1)
4,140.00
25
Stuart Holmes
NZL
70
73
73
71
287(-1)
4,140.00
29
Kim Wan-Tae
KOR
71
67
76
74
288(E)
3,660.00
29
Danny Zarate
PHI
68
70
76
74
288(E)
3,660.00
29
Craig Kamps
RSA
70
71
70
77
288(E)
3,660.00
29
Darren Cole
AUS
73
73
72
70
288(E)
3,660.00
33
Yasushi Taki
JPN
71
66
74
78
289(+1)
3,200.00
33
Clay Devers
USA
70
71
75
73
289(+1)
3,200.00
33
Nico Van Rensburg
RSA
70
73
74
72
289(+1)
3,200.00
33
Takeshi Ohyama
JPN
71
73
72
73
289(+1)
3,200.00
33
Hiroya Kamide
JPN
70
73
71
75
289(+1)
3,200.00
38
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
74
71
76
69
290(+2)
2,880.00
38
Danny Chia
MAS
71
71
74
74
290(+2)
2,880.00
38
Chris Williams
ENG
73
72
74
71
290(+2)
2,880.00
41
Lu Chien-Soon
TPE
73
69
73
76
291(+3)
2,440.00
41
Grant Dodd
AUS
75
70
76
70
291(+3)
2,440.00
41
Lu Wen-Teh
TPE
75
71
76
69
291(+3)
2,440.00
41
Boonchu Ruangkit
THA
71
71
72
77
291(+3)
2,440.00
41
Andrew Pitts
USA
72
72
78
69
291(+3)
2,440.00
41
Eric Meeks
USA
73
72
77
69
291(+3)
2,440.00
41
Lin Chih-Chen
TPE
73
72
72
74
291(+3)
2,440.00
41
Kotaro Asahara
JPN
70
74
74
73
291(+3)
2,440.00
49
Ahmad Bateman
USA
73
71
73
75
292(+4)
2,040.00
49
Ross Rain
SCO
72
72
74
74
292(+4)
2,040.00
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