History 1996


Nobody was surprised or unhappy to see Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng romp home to a nine stroke victory in the US$400,000 Volvo China Open.

Like Ian Woosnam, Marksaeng is only 5 feet 4 inches in height but is able to match most of the longer hitters in Asian golf. However unlike Ian Woosnam, he was yet to capitalize on his abundance of talent and win a professional tournament outside of his own country.

After the first round there were no signs of what was to eventually happen. An opening 70 put Marksaeng four shots behand Felix Casas of the Philippines and Japan's Nobuhito Sato. After two rounds Marksaeng came to life with a 66 to move into a one shot lead. But it was really in the final two rounds that he raced away from the rest of the field. Marksaeng was relentless in the final two rounds with scores of 67 and 66 to finish with a 19 under par total of 269 and the winners' cheque of US$72,000.

 

Results

Rank Name R1 R2 R3 R4 TOT +/- PRIZE
1 Prayad MARKSAENG (THA) 70 66 67 66 269 -19 US$72,000.00
2 HSIEH Yu-shu (TPE) 71 66 70 71 278 -10 US$42,000.00
3 KANG Wook-soon (KOR) 71 68 72 68 279 -9 US$24,400.00
  Christian PENA (USA) 73 65 72 69 279 -9 US$24,400.00
5 PARK Nam-sin (KOR) 73 72 69 66 280 -8 US$16,200.00
  YUAN Ching-chi (TPE) 69 69 70 72 280 -8 US$16,200.00
7 Maan NASIM (INA) 72 69 72 68 281 -7 US$11,560.00
  Thammanoon Sririj (THA) 68 71 74 68 281 -7 US$11,560.00
  CHOU Hong-nan (TPE) 73 65 73 70 281 -7 US$11,560.00
  Jeff WAGNER (AUS) 67 72 71 71 281 -7 US$11,560.00
  Mike Cunning (USA) 68 71 69 71 281 -7 US$11,560.00
12 Nobuhito Sato (JPN) 66 74 75 67 282 -6 US$6,567.00
  Cho Chul-Sang (KOR) 71 73 70 68 282 -6 US$6,567.00
  Yeh Chang-Ting (TPE) 68 74 71 69 282 -6 US$6,567.00
  Robert Wills (AUS) 70 71 71 70 282 -6 US$6,567.00
  Edward Fryatt (ENG) 70 67 74 71 282 -6 US$6,567.00
  Felix Casas (PHI) 66 72 72 72 282 -6 US$6,567.00
  Rodney Pampling (AUS) 69 70 69 74 282 -6 US$6,567.00
  Kim Jong-Duck (KOR) 68 71 68 75 282 -6 US$6,567.00
20 Lu Wen-Teh (TPE) 73 69 73 68 283 -5 US$4,400.00
  Aaron Meeks (USA) 69 73 73 68 283 -5 US$4,400.00
  Masayoshi Yamazoe (JPN) 72 71 71 69 283 -5 US$4,400.00
  Chawalit Plaphol (THA) 72 72 70 69 283 -5 US$4,400.00
  Gerry Norquist (USA) 71 72 67 73 283 -5 US$4,400.00
25 Park No-Seok (KOR) 72 72 70 70 284 -4 US$3,590.00
  Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 72 69 72 71 284 -4 US$3,590.00
  Steve Conran (AUS) 70 69 74 71 284 -4 US$3,590.00
  Raul Fretes (PAR) 74 69 70 71 284 -4 US$3,590.00
29 Chen Liang-Hsi (TPE) 73 70 72 70 285 -3 US$2,933.00
  Brad Andrews (AUS) 71 70 74 70 285 -3 US$2,933.00
  Christian Chernock (USA) 71 73 70 71 285 -3 US$2,933.00
  Dominique Boulet (HKG) 72 69 73 71 285 -3 US$2,933.00
  Paul Friedlander (SWZ) 70 69 74 72 285 -3 US$2,933.00
  Wu Xiang Bing (CHN) 67 76 68 74 285 -3 US$2,933.00
35 Kwon Yong-Suk (KOR) 71 74 70 71 286 -2 US$2,164.00
  Kenny Walker (SCO) 68 76 71 71 286 -2 US$2,164.00
  Boonchu Ruangkit (THA) 72 71 72 71 286 -2 US$2,164.00
  Oswald Drawdy (USA) 71 72 71 72 286 -2 US$2,164.00
  Andy Wada (JPN) 72 70 72 72 286 -2 US$2,164.00
  Greg Hanrahan (USA) 71 73 69 73 286 -2 US$2,164.00
  Tsai Chi-Huang (TPE) 71 72 70 73 286 -2 US$2,164.00
  Nico Van Rensburg (RSA) 71 73 68 74 286 -2 US$2,164.00
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