Volvo China Open 2019, Outright Preview

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The Genzon Golf Club in China is host to this week’s European Tour Event and we take a look at it from a betting angle.

This will be the 5th time that the Genzon Course has hosted an event on the European Tour.  The fairways are wide and so accurate and long drivers are advantaged, but for those really wayward tee shots there are plenty of trees and a lot of water on the course.

A look down the betting boards shows that this is not the strongest of fields with Haotong Li currently the favourite at 12/1 with Julian Suri 14/1 and you can get 16/1 and better the balance.

 

Past Winners

2018 – Alexander Bjork

2017 – Alexander Levy -17 *

2016 – Li Haotong -22

2015 – Wu Ashun -9

2014 – Alexander Levy -19

(Playoff *)

 

Betting

Li Haotong 12/1

Julian Suri 14/1

Jorge Campillo 16/1

Jordan Smith 16/1

Erik Van Rooyen 22/1

Alexander Levy 11/1

Alexander Bjork 25/1

Ross Fisher 25/1

 

28/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but subject to change.

 

Selections

David Lipsky each way at 33/1

Lipsky has had a good year and he finished in the Top 5 last week.  This will be his third time playing the course and after two mediocre performances he finished Top 5 last year and given that he has already won in South Africa this year, must have a good chance in this field.

 

Fabrizio Zanotti each way at 33/1

Zanotti has had a pretty consistent year, although he was disappointing last week where he finished outside the Top 60 in Morocco.  What attracts me to him is his course form though with a Top 20 and a Top 5 in his two appearances to date.

 

Nacho Elvira each way at 28/1

Elvira is another one who has strong claims on course form with 3 Top 25’s in his 3 starts to date.  His best performance was a Top 10 two years ago.  Like Zanotti, Elvira has been in good form this season although was disappointing in Morocco with a missed cut.

 

Scott Jamieson each way at 110/1

Jamieson is a player who has made my staking plan in weaker events over the years and although he is coming off a poor missed cut in Morocco, I think he could be a runner at a course where he has been inconsistent, but does have a couple of 25’s to his credit.

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