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Lawrence Batley International

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The Lawrence Batley International was a European Tour golf tournament which was played annually from 1981 to 1987. The first three editions were played at Bingley St Ives, Bradford, the next three at Ryder Cup venue The Belfry and the final edition at Open Championship venue Royal Birkdale. The six different winners included four major championship winners: Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Mark O'Meara and Ian Woosnam. In 1987 the prize fund was £141,544, which was the fourth smallest on the European Tour that year.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Lawrence Batley International
1987 Mark O'Meara  United States 271 −17 3 strokes England Carl Mason
Lawrence Batley International T.P.C.*
1986 Ian Woosnam  Wales 277 −11 7 strokes Scotland Ken Brown
Spain José María Cañizares
Lawrence Batley International Golf Classic
1985 Graham Marsh  Australia 283 −5 2 strokes United States Rick Hartmann
1984 José Rivero  Spain 280 −8 1 stroke Spain José María Cañizares
Lawrence Batley International
1983 Nick Faldo  England 266 −18 4 strokes England Warren Humphreys
England Brian Waites
England Paul Way
1982 Sandy Lyle (2)  Scotland 269 −15 2 strokes Spain Manuel Piñero
1981 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 280 −4 2 strokes England Nick Faldo

* "T.P.C." stands for "Tournament Players Championship". This designation has been used for several different European Tour events.

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