The Volvo China Open was staged from May 2 to May 5 at the Genzon Golf Club in Longgang, Shenzhen. With more than a quarter of the field comprising Chinese players, it can rightly claim to be China’s premier golfing showcase.
From 13-year-old amateur Ma Bingwen right up to the legendary figure of 54-year-old Zhang Lianwei - the only ever-present competitor in the 24 tournaments staged so far - the field is bursting with Chinese talent.
The 2003 Volvo China Open champion, Zhang was joined by fellow former-winners Li Haotong (2016) and Wu Ashun (2015) who both have made great strides in the global game winning five European Tour titles between them.
Since Volvo established that first event in 1995, the game has grown in the world’s most populous nation with young up-and-coming players continuing to raise the bar.