Scandinavian Enterprise Open

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Scandinavian Enterprise Open
Tournament information
LocationStockholm, Sweden
Established1973
Course(s)Royal Drottningholm Golf Club
Par72
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund£403,528
Month playedJune
Final year1990
Tournament record score
Aggregate268 Ronan Rafferty (1989)
268 Craig Stadler (1990)
To par−20 as above
Final champion
United States Craig Stadler
Location Map
Royal Drottningholm GC is located in Sweden
Royal Drottningholm GC
Royal Drottningholm GC
Location in Sweden

The Scandinavian Enterprise Open was a golf tournament on the European Tour that was played in Sweden until 1990, when it had a prize fund of £400,000, which was mid-range for the tour at that time.[1]

In 1991, the tournament was merged with fellow Sweden-based European Tour event, the PLM Open, with the resultant tournament being called the Scandinavian Masters.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ()
Venue
1990 United States Craig Stadler 268 −20 4 strokes Australia Craig Parry 93,324 Drottningholm
1989 Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty 268 −20 2 strokes United States Michael Allen 78,134 Drottningholm
1988 Spain Seve Ballesteros (3) 270 −18 5 strokes Australia Gerry Taylor 58,324 Drottningholm
1987 Scotland Gordon Brand Jnr 277 −11 Playoff Sweden Magnus Persson 45,084 Ullna
1986 New Zealand Greg Turner 270 −18 Playoff United States Craig Stadler 35,750 Ullna
1985 Australia Ian Baker-Finch 274 −14 2 strokes Australia Graham Marsh 30,068 Ullna
1984 Wales Ian Woosnam 280 −4 6 strokes Australia Mike Clayton 31,890 Ullna
1983 Scotland Sam Torrance 280 −8 1 stroke United States Craig Stadler 19,952 Ullna
1982 United States Bob Byman (2) 275 −9 3 strokes Scotland Sam Torrance 15,400 Linköping
1981 Spain Seve Ballesteros (2) 273 −11 5 strokes Spain Antonio Garrido 11,662 Linköping
1980 Australia Greg Norman 276 −12 3 strokes England Mark James 11,600 Vasatorp
1979 Scotland Sandy Lyle 276 −12 3 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros 7,421 Vasatorp
1978 Spain Seve Ballesteros 279 −9 1 stroke South Africa Dale Hayes 9,722 Vasatorp
1977 United States Bob Byman 275 −13 1 stroke South Africa Hugh Baiocchi 12,641 Drottningholm
1976 South Africa Hugh Baiocchi 271 −17 2 strokes Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy 8,860 Drottningholm
1975 United States George Burns 279 −5 Playoff Australia Graham Marsh 7,633 Bokskogen
1974 England Tony Jacklin 279 −5 11 strokes Spain José María Cañizares 7,000 Bokskogen
1973 New Zealand Bob Charles 278 −10 2 strokes South Africa Vin Baker
England Tony Jacklin
England Hedley Muscroft
4,074 Drottningholm

Tournament highlights[edit]

  • 1973: Bob Charles won the inaugural edition of the tournament; he finished two strokes ahead of Tony Jacklin, Hedley Muscroft, and Vin Baker.[3]
  • 1974: Jacklin won by 11 strokes over José María Cañizares despite a final round 75.[4]
  • 1977: Seve Ballesteros was struck by lightning on the 14th fairway during the second round of play. He escaped major injury and continued playing.[5] Earlier in the same day Ballesteros got in a rules dispute when Lon Hinkle accused him of marking his ball incorrectly.[6]
  • 1980: Greg Norman returned a 64 in the final round to win by three strokes at Vasatorp
  • 1983: Played for the first time at the newly created Ullna Course, designed by the tournament founder Sven Tumba, Sam Torrance won on the final hole over playing partner, American Craig Stadler.
  • 1987: Magnus Persson's attempt to become the Scandinavian Enterprise Open's first Swedish winner was foiled when Gordon Brand Jnr defeated him on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.[7]
  • 1988: Ballesteros won the Scandinavian Open for a third time; he finished five strokes ahead of Gerry Taylor.[8]
  • 1990: Stadler returned a final round 61 to win the last edition of the tournament by four strokes over Craig Parry; it was his fourth appearance, after twice finishing as runner-up.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jansson, Anders (2004). Golf - Den Stora Sporten' [Golf - the Great Sport] (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation 100 Years. p. 236-239. ISBN 91-86818007.
  2. ^ "International Tour Events". Svenska Golfförbundet. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Charles a winner in Sweden". The Vancouver Sun. Associated Press. 23 July 1973. p. 23 – via Google News.
  4. ^ "Tony Jacklin breezes to win". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. 22 July 1974. p. 2D – via Google News.
  5. ^ "Ballesteros OK After Struck by Lightning Bolt". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. 23 July 1977. p. 10 – via Google News.
  6. ^ "Lucky Lee continues to sizzle". St. Petersburg Times. 23 July 1977. p. 5C – via Google News.
  7. ^ "Brand takes Scandinavian Open". New Straits Times. 4 August 1987. p. 19 – via Google News.
  8. ^ "Seve takes Swedish Open". Manila Standard. 2 August 1988. p. 15 – via Google News.
  9. ^ "Record triumph by Stadler". Manila Standard. 11 June 1990. p. 22 – via Google News.

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