ISPS Handa Vic Open Winners and History

ISPS Handa Vic Open Winners and History

ISPS Handa Vic Open Winners and History

The ISPS Handa Vic Open is the latest incarnation of the venerable Victorian Open. First played in 1957, the Victorian Open has since 2012 been played concurrently with the Victorian Open. It is the only professional golf tournament where the men and women play on the same course at the same time for an equally distributed purse.

The ISPS Handa Vic Open, jointly sanctioned by the LPGA Tour, the ALPG, the European Tour and the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia, will see 156 women and 156 men take to the Beach and Creek Courses at 13th Beach Golf Links. While this is the first time the ISPS Handa Vic Open is an official LPGA Tour event, the tournament has been conducted jointly with the men’s competition since 2012.

ISPS Handa Vic Open Tournament Setup

ISPS Handa Vic Open Winners and History

The ISPS Handa Vic Open will be played over 72-holes stroke play (four rounds of 18 holes) for both men and women. A field of 156 men and 156 women will play one round on each of the first two days across both Beach and Creek Courses.

After round 2, the leading 65 professional players plus ties plus amateurs tying on the same score for both men & women shall qualify to play the round 3.

A further cut will be made after round 3 for the leading 35 players plus ties (pros and amateurs inclusive) for both men & women shall qualify to play round 4.

ISPS Handa Vic Open Winners and History
13th Beach Golf Links

13th Beach Golf Links Course Information

The ISPS Handa Vic Open is played at the 13th Beach Golf Links, which consists of the Creek and Beach courses.

The Beach course was designed by Tony Cashmore in 2001. The Creek Course was designed by Sir Nick Faldo and Tony Cashmore in 2004.

Yardages and holes for the men and women follow:

Men’s Beach Course:

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT  
METRES 361 483 153 314 534 350 104 407 386 3092
YARDS 395 528 167 343 584 383 114 445 422 3381
PAR 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36
HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
METRES 321 501 158 405 409 280 381 180 487 3122 6214
YARDS 351 548 173 443 447 306 417 197 533 3414 6796
PAR 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Men’s Creek Course:

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT  
METRES 342 504 165 419 431 129 479 362 290 3121
YARDS 374 551 180 458 471 141 524 396 317 3412
PAR 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36
HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
METRES 526 411 145 341 316 179 406 478 423 3225 6346
YARDS 575 449 159 373 346 196 444 523 463 3528 6940
PAR 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

Women’s  Beach Course:

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT  
METRES 361 470 153 314 440 350 104 370 386 2948
YARDS 395 514 167 343 481 383 114 405 422 3224
PAR 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36
HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
METRES 321 501 140 375 368 280 381 163 448 2977 5925
YARDS 351 548 153 410 402 306 417 178 490 3256 6480
PAR 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Women’s Creek Course:

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT  
METRES 342 458 165 372 389 129 475 362 290 2982
YARDS 374 501 180 407 425 141 519 396 317 3260
PAR 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36
HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
METRES 457 378 145 341 316 138 370 460 423 3028 6010
YARDS 500 413 159 373 346 151 405 503 463 3313 6573
PAR 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 5 37 73

Notes: Beach Course Routing for the championship will differ from the normal course layout as follows:

  1. Normal back nine will be tournament front nine.
  2. Normal holes 5-9 will be tournament 10-14.
  3. Normal holes 1-4 will be tournament 15-18.

About ISPS Handa

ISPS Handa is the International Sports Promotion Society, founded and funded by Japanese philanthropist Dr. Haruhisa Handa in 2006. Its goal is to support charitable causes throughout the sporting world and has fostered partnerships with golf governing bodies worldwide to help develop the game at every level and promote blind and disabled golf.

Dr. Handa is an interesting character. Born in 1951, he operates more than a dozen companies in Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. He has degrees in economics, vocal music, creative arts and a literature. As you might expect, he is an author, who has written more than 220 books that have been translated into seven languages. Some of the best sellers include “Secrets for running a Small Business”, “Understanding Japan” and “Lucky Fortune” – of which more than a million copies have been sold.

ISPS Handa Vic Open Winners

A list of ISPS Handa Vic Open Winners follows

YearWinnerCountryScore
Oates Vic Open
2018Simon Hawkes, Minjee Lee 92) Australia, Australia274, 279
2017Dimitrios Papadatos, Melissa Reid Australia, England272, 276
2016Michael Long, Georgia Hall New Zealand, England275, 281
2015Richard Green, Marianne Skarpnord Australia, Norway272, 279
Oates Victorian Open Championship
2014Matthew Griffin, Minjee Lee (a) Australia, Australia281, 279
Victorian Open Championship
2013Matthew Giles, Stacey Keating Australia, Australia275, 278
2012Scott Arnold, Joanna Klatten Australia, France272, 212
2011Paul Sheehan Australia276
Subaru Victorian Open
2010Jason Norris Australia274
2009Ashley Hall Australia278
Von Nida Tour event
YearWinnerCountryScore
2008No tournament
2007Kim Felton Australia280
2006David Diaz Australia202  (54 holes)
2005Kurt Barnes Australia204 (54 holes)
2004Gareth Paddison New Zealand204 (54 holes)
2003No tournament
PGA Tour of Australasia event
YearWinnerCountryScore
2002Andre Stolz Australia274
2001Scott Laycock Australia270
2000Brad Lamb Australia278
1999Kenny Druce Australia275
1998Brad King Australia272
1997Stephen Leaney Australia280
1996No tournament
1995Stephen Leaney Australia283
1994Patrick Burke United States278
1993Lucas Parsons Australia276
1992Ian Stanley Australia284
1991Robert Allenby (Am) Australia287
1990No tournament
1989Michael Clayton Australia285
1988Jim Benepe United States282
1987Roger Mackay Australia277
1986Ossie Moore Australia280
1985Ian Baker-Finch Australia279
1984Greg Norman Australia281
1983Bob Shearer Australia282
1982Michael Clayton Australia281
1981Bill Dunk Australia277
1980Guy Wolstenholme Australia282
1979Rodger Davis Australia291
1978Guy Wolstenholme Australia284
1977Geoffrey Parslow Australia275
1976Guy Wolstenholme Australia281
1975Stewart Ginn Australia283
1974John Davis Australia284
1973Peter Thomson Australia284
1972Walter Godfrey New Zealand283
1971Guy Wolstenholme Australia289
1970David Graham Australia273
1969Kel Nagle Australia279
1968Peter Thomson Australia288
1967Kel Nagle Australia283
1966Frank Phillips Australia284
1965Alan Murray Australia291
1964Frank Phillips Australia278
1963Bruce Devlin Australia286
1962Bruce Devlin Australia293
1961Alan Murray Australia290
1960Jack Harris Australia282
1959Gary Player South Africa275
1958Peter Thomson Australia289
1957Ossie Pickworth Australia282

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