1959

HK Golfer - - Honma Hong Kong Open | The Top Champions -

The In­au­gu­ral Hong Kong Open staged with Tai­wanese ace Lu Liang-huan tak­ing the ti­tle, who was the head pro at Fan­ling at the time, won the prize fund of HK$2,000 stumped up by the South China Morn­ing

Post. He would later be­come known around the globe as “Mr Lu” be­cause of his star per­for­mance at the 1971 Open Championship at Royal Birk­dale where he fin­ished sec­ond to Lee Trevino. The Tai­wanese be­came the dar­ling of the Open gal­leries thanks to his cheery de­meanor and bright-blue pork pie hat. Lu would later re­peat his Fan­ling suc­cess with vic­tory at the 1974 Hong Kong Open, 15 years af­ter his first vic­tory.

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