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Great North Open
Tournament information
LocationHexham, England
Course(s)Slaley Hall
Length7,080 yards (6,470 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund€935,760
Month playedJune
Final year2002
Tournament record score
Aggregate270 Colin Montgomerie (1997)
To par−18 as above
Final champion
England Miles Tunnicliff
Location Map
Slaley Hall
Slaley Hall
Location in England
Slaley Hall
Slaley Hall
Location in Northumberland

The Great North Open was the final name of a European Tour golf tournament which was played at Slaley Hall, a country house golf resort in Northumberland in North East England, six years out of seven between 1996 and 2002. It was also played as the Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge and the Compaq European Grand Prix. The winners included one major champion, Retief Goosen, and two winners of the European Tour Order of Merit, Colin Montgomerie and Lee Westwood. The prize fund peaked at 1,311,090 in 2001 before dropping to €935,760 in the tournament's last year, which was below average for a European Tour event at that time.


Year Winner Score To par Margin of
Great North Open
2002 England Miles Tunnicliff 279 −9 4 strokes Germany Sven Strüver
2001 Scotland Andrew Coltart 277 −11 1 stroke England Paul Casey
Scotland Stephen Gallacher
Compaq European Grand Prix
2000 England Lee Westwood 276 −12 3 strokes Sweden Freddie Jacobson
1999 Wales David Park 274 −14 1 stroke England David Carter
South Africa Retief Goosen
1998 Tournament abandoned[a]
1997 Scotland Colin Montgomerie 270 −18 5 strokes South Africa Retief Goosen
Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge
1996 South Africa Retief Goosen 277 −11 2 strokes Scotland Ross Drummond
  1. ^ Tournament abandoned due to persistent bad weather, with most of the field having not completed the second round.[1]


  1. ^ Webb, Mel (15 June 1998). "Rain check costs Stewart dear". The Times. London, England. p. 42. Retrieved 3 May 2020 – via The Times Digital Archive.

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