• Short Summary

    ONE HUNDRED AND THREE INTERNATIONAL GOLFERS FROM TWELVE COUNTRIES INCLUDING THIRTEEN AMATEURS ARE CURRENTLY BATTLING FOR THE FOUR-DAY YOMIURI INTERNATIONAL OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP WHICH BEGAN ON MARCH 21 IN JAPAN.

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    ONE HUNDRED AND THREE INTERNATIONAL GOLFERS FROM TWELVE COUNTRIES INCLUDING THIRTEEN AMATEURS ARE CURRENTLY BATTLING FOR THE FOUR-DAY YOMIURI INTERNATIONAL OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP WHICH BEGAN ON MARCH 21 IN JAPAN.

    THE GBP5,400 STERLING PRIZE MONEY IS TO BE SPLIT AMONG THIRTY TOP GOLFERS INCLUDING THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD WINNERS RESPECTIVELY.

    THE 6,997- YARD YOMIURI PUBLIC GOLF COURSE IS THE LONGEST OF FIVE COURSES OF THIS YEAR'S FAR EAST CIRCUIT WHICH HAS ALREADY INCLUDED MANILA, SINGAPORE, KUALA LUMPUR (MALAYA) AND HONG KONG.

    OBSERVERS HERE PREDICTED THE 1963 CHAMPION POSSIBLY WILL FIRE 10-UNDER 278. HIGH IN THE LIST OF CONTENDERS FOR THE YOMIURI-SEAGRAM TROPHY IS LAST YEAR'S WINNER, PETER THOMSON FROM AUSTRALIA.

    THEY SAID THE ONLY BIG THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT IS AMERICAN DOUG SANDERS.

    AUSTRALIA, THE LARGEST TEAM NEST TO JAPAN, IS HEADED BY KEL NAGLE, WHO NOW LEADS THE 1963 CIRCUIT IN OVERALL POINTS, AND BILLY DUNK, LEN WOODWARD AND BOB TUOHY.

    THE OBSERVERS ALSO SINGLED OUT DAVE THOMAS WHO HEADS THE EIGHT-MAN BRITISH CONTINGENT AS THE CIRCUIT'S MOST POWERFUL HITTER.

    IF WEATHER TURNS OUT FAVOURABLE, TWO FORMOSAN GOLFERS, CHEN CHING-PO AND HSIEH YUNG-YO, MIGHT EMERGE AS DARK HORSES IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

    AMONG THE FORTY-EIGHT JAPANESE PLAYERS IS TOMOO ISHII, WHO IS THIRD IN OVERALL POINTS IN THE CIRCUIT. HE IS EXPECTED TO FINISH HIGH IN THE 72-HOLE TOKYO TOURNAMENT.

    THE FIVE-MAN PHILIPPINE CONTINGENT INCLUDES BEN ARDA, WINNER OF THE MANILA OPEN WHICH KICKED OFF THE CURRENT 1963 FAR EAST CIRCUIT.

    OTHER PLAYERS WHO TEE OFF INCLUDE THREE SOUTH AFRICANS, TWO NEW ZEALANDERS, TWO SOUTH KOREANS AND ONE EACH FROM DENMARK, CANADA AND HONG KONG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3NEL4PRY02DNNHSC9FS0ZTQK3
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NEL4PRY02DNNHSC9FS0ZTQK3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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