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

Year Winner Country Score
Oates Vic Open
2018 Simon Hawkes, Minjee Lee 92)  Australia, Australia 274, 279
2017 Dimitrios Papadatos, Melissa Reid  Australia, England 272, 276
2016 Michael Long, Georgia Hall  New Zealand, England 275, 281
2015 Richard Green, Marianne Skarpnord  Australia, Norway 272, 279
Oates Victorian Open Championship
2014 Matthew Griffin, Minjee Lee (a)  Australia, Australia 281, 279
Victorian Open Championship
2013 Matthew Giles, Stacey Keating  Australia, Australia 275, 278
2012 Scott Arnold, Joanna Klatten  Australia, France 272, 212
2011 Paul Sheehan  Australia 276
Subaru Victorian Open
2010 Jason Norris  Australia 274
2009 Ashley Hall  Australia 278
Von Nida Tour event
Year Winner Country Score
2008 No tournament
2007 Kim Felton  Australia 280
2006 David Diaz  Australia 202  (54 holes)
2005 Kurt Barnes  Australia 204 (54 holes)
2004 Gareth Paddison  New Zealand 204 (54 holes)
2003 No tournament
PGA Tour of Australasia event
Year Winner Country Score
2002 Andre Stolz  Australia 274
2001 Scott Laycock  Australia 270
2000 Brad Lamb  Australia 278
1999 Kenny Druce  Australia 275
1998 Brad King  Australia 272
1997 Stephen Leaney  Australia 280
1996 No tournament
1995 Stephen Leaney  Australia 283
1994 Patrick Burke  United States 278
1993 Lucas Parsons  Australia 276
1992 Ian Stanley  Australia 284
1991 Robert Allenby (Am)  Australia 287
1990 No tournament
1989 Michael Clayton  Australia 285
1988 Jim Benepe  United States 282
1987 Roger Mackay  Australia 277
1986 Ossie Moore  Australia 280
1985 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 279
1984 Greg Norman  Australia 281
1983 Bob Shearer  Australia 282
1982 Michael Clayton  Australia 281
1981 Bill Dunk  Australia 277
1980 Guy Wolstenholme  Australia 282
1979 Rodger Davis  Australia 291
1978 Guy Wolstenholme  Australia 284
1977 Geoffrey Parslow  Australia 275
1976 Guy Wolstenholme  Australia 281
1975 Stewart Ginn  Australia 283
1974 John Davis  Australia 284
1973 Peter Thomson  Australia 284
1972 Walter Godfrey  New Zealand 283
1971 Guy Wolstenholme  Australia 289
1970 David Graham  Australia 273
1969 Kel Nagle  Australia 279
1968 Peter Thomson  Australia 288
1967 Kel Nagle  Australia 283
1966 Frank Phillips  Australia 284
1965 Alan Murray  Australia 291
1964 Frank Phillips  Australia 278
1963 Bruce Devlin  Australia 286
1962 Bruce Devlin  Australia 293
1961 Alan Murray  Australia 290
1960 Jack Harris  Australia 282
1959 Gary Player  South Africa 275
1958 Peter Thomson  Australia 289
1957 Ossie Pickworth  Australia 282

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