Tuesday, 02 June 2009

On his way to victory in 2006, Robert Karlsson created two European Tour records, firstly for the lowest opening 36 holes, with a score of 124, and followed that by creating the lowest opening 54 hole score of 189.

Since The European Tour’s first season in 1972, Ian Woosnam (1983 British Masters and 1990 Epson Grand Prix of Europe) is the Welshman to win a European Tour event on home soil.

Defending champion, Scott Strange matched the 2008 season record for lowest winning aggregate of 262, thanks to rounds of 63-66-69-64. The mark of 262 was first achieved in that year by Felipe Aguilar, in winning the Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesia Open. Courtesy of his Welsh triumph, the Australian was one of 13 first-time winners on the 2008 European Tour International Schedule.

European Tour history was made in The Celtic Manor Wales Open 12 of 2007  for the most players tied for the lead after the first round. Nine golfers all tied on 65 (-4), beating the old record of eight at the 1995 European Masters.

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