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Austrian Open (golf)

Austrian Open
Tournament information
Location Atzenbrugg, Austria
Established 1990
Course(s) Diamond Country Club
Par 72
Length 7,386 yards (6,754 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour (1997–2005)
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,000,000
Month played June
Tournament record score
Aggregate 261 Markus Brier (2004)
To par −23 (as above)
Current champion
Mikael Lundberg

The Lyoness Open, is a men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour. It was founded as the Austrian Open in 1990, and was a European Tour event for seven straight years up to 1996, being held under a variety of names due to regular changes of title sponsor. The tournament dropped down to the Challenge Tour schedule between 1997 and 2005, with a sharp reduction in prize money, before returning to the main tour for the 2006 season. In 2012, it was announced that the Austrian shopping community Lyoness and its affiliated Greenfinity foundation would be the title sponsors for three seasons, that is, through 2014.[1][2]

The 2014 prize fund was 1,000,000.

The tournament is held at the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Lower Austria, 35 km west of Vienna.

Winners

2008 Jeev Milkha Singh from India won (in the yellow shirt)
The Australian Richard Green won in 2007
Colin Montgomerie at the Austrian Open 2006
The Austrian Markus Brier, three-time winner of the Austrian Open
European Tour
Year Winner Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity
2014 Mikael Lundberg 276 (−12) Playoff Bernd Wiesberger
2013 Joost Luiten 271 (−17) 2 strokes Thomas Bjørn
2012 Bernd Wiesberger 269 (−19) 3 strokes Thomas Levet
Shane Lowry
Austrian Golf Open
2011 Kenneth Ferrie 276 (−12) Playoff Simon Wakefield
2010 José Manuel Lara 271 (−17) Playoff David Lynn
2009 Rafael Cabrera-Bello 264 (−20) 1 stroke Benn Barham
Bank Austria GolfOpen presented by Telekom Austria
2008* Jeev Milkha Singh 198 (−15) 1 stroke Simon Wakefield
BA-CA Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria
2007 Richard Green 268 (−16) Playoff Jean-François Remésy
2006 Markus Brier (3) 266 (−18) 3 strokes Søren Hansen

* - 2008 tournament reduced to three rounds due to rain.

Challenge Tour
Year Winner Score
BA-CA Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria
2005 Michael Hoey 265 (−19)
2004 Markus Brier (2) 261 (−23)
2003 Robert Coles 275 (−13)PO
Austrian Golf Open
2002 Markus Brier 267 (−21)
Austrian Open
2001 Chris Gane 270 (−18)
2000 No tournament
Diners Club Austrian Open
1999 Juan Ciola 263 (−17)PO
1998 Kevin Carissimi 269
Matchmaker Austrian Open
1997 Erol Simsek 266
European Tour
Year Winner Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Hohe Brücke Open
1996 Paul McGinley 269 (−19) 1 stroke David Lynn
Juan Carlos Piñero
1995 Alex Čejka 267 (−21) 4 strokes Ignacio Garrido
Rolf Muntz
Ronan Rafferty
1994 Mark Davis (2) 270 (−18) 2 strokes Philip Walton
Hohe Brücke Austrian Open
1993 Ronan Rafferty 274 (−14) Playoff Anders Sørensen
Mitsubishi Austrian Open
1992 Peter Mitchell 271 (−17) 1 stroke Peter Fowler
David J Russell
Jamie Spence
Mitsubishi Austrian Open sponsored by Denzel
1991 Mark Davis 269 (−19) 5 strokes Michael McLean
Austrian Open
1990 Bernhard Langer 271 (−17) Playoff Lanny Wadkins

References

  1. ^ "Lyoness Open: Sponsors". Lyoness Open. 8 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lyoness Open Sponsor Agreemen". Lyoness Open. 8 June 2013. 

External links

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site
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