Singapore Masters Trivia

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Nick Dougherty of England plays a tee shot during the Pro -Am of The Clariden Leu Singapore Masters at Laguna National Golf Club on March 7, 2007 in Singapore. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Mardan Mamat made history in 2006 when he became the first player from Singapore to win on the European Tour international schedule. In 2002 Arjum Atwal became the first Indian to win a European Tour event and a year on, Lian-wei Zhang became China’s first winner.

English youngster Nick Dougherty won his maiden European Tour event in 2005. The following year he came close to being the first player to retain the trophy when he finished in second, just one shot behind Mardan Mamat. Dougherty is standing at an impressive 28 under par for his last eight rounds at Laguna National Golf & Country Club.

Since its debut on the European Tour, four players have made the Singapore Masters golf tournament their maiden victories – Arjum Atwal (2002), Lian-wei Zhang (2003), Nick Dougherty (2005) and Mardan Mamat (2006). More Singapore Masters trivia…

Youngest winner:

Nick Dougherty, 22 years and 251 days in 2005

Oldest winner:

Colin Montgomerie, 40 years and 272 days in 2004

Lowest 18 hole score:

61 (-10) – Frankie Minoza, 2001

Lowest first 18 hole score:

63 (-8) – Warren Bennett, Padraig Harrington, 2001

Lowest first 36 hole score:

125 (-17) – Frankie Minoza, 2001

Lowest first 54 hole score:

195 (-18) – Vijay Singh, 2001

Lowest 72 hole score:

263 (-21) – Vijay Singh, 2001

Lowest under par winning score:

263 (-21) – Vijay Singh, 2001

Lowest final round by a winner:

65 (-7) – Colin Montgomerie, 2004

Wire-to-wire winners:

None

Largest 18 hole lead:

3 shots Eddie Lee, 2004, Colin Montgomerie, 2005

Largest 36 hole lead:

2 shots, Frankie Minoza, 2001

Largest 54 hole lead:

2 shots, Ernie Els, 2003, Nick Dougherty, 2005

Largest winning margin:

5 shots, Arjun Atwal, 2002, Nick Dougherty, 2005

Biggest final round comeback by eventual winner:

4 shots, Colin Montgomerie, 2004

Holes-in-one:

Richard S Johnson, 2002, Round 3, Hole 17 and Kang Wook-Soon, 2005, Round 1, Hole 5

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