World number 6 Minjee Lee will lead the women's field
The 2019 ISPS Handa Vic Open will be the biggest and yet with 312 players from four sanctioning competitions competing for a combined prize pool of $ 3 million.
This year's championship will unite the European Tour and LPGA with the ISPS Handa PGA Tour or Australasia and the ALPG to bring together world-class male and female players for a super-weekly wave.
International fan favorites that are set to make their debut for Vic Open are Andrew & # 39; Beef & # 39; Johnston, Nicholas Colsaerts, Paula Creamer and Brittany Lang.
Recent European Tour cardmembers Lucas Herbert, Jake McLeod and 2017 champion Dimi Papadatos will lead the Australian men's competition alongside the loyal Geoff Ogilvy.
Aussie golf fanatics have enough to cheer with the top 10 Australian ladies, led by World No. 6 and defending champion Minjee Lee, who this week to the 13th beach.
Simon Hawkes and Lee return to the Bellarine Peninsula alongside all eight past champions of the past five years, including Mel Reid, Georgia Hall and Richard Green.
Australia's top two male amateurs David Micheluzzi and Blake Windred are joined by Victorian Junior Open winner Min A Yoon and the # AusAm champions last month Conor Purcell and Yae Eun Hong.
The final qualification is currently underway for Curlewis, Portarlington, Sanctuary Lakes and Barwon Heads for the last six men's and three women's places on the championship field.
The 201 Open Vic will be world-class players from 41 countries with a strong Australian contingent hoping to keep the trophies at bay. View the full list here.
Admission is free for all Victorian golf club members, but other tickets are on sale through oTix and remain some of the best value in top sport for $ 10 a day, $ 30 for a season ticket. Children younger than 18 and people with a seniors card are free. Get tickets here.
Planning your trip
There are a number of ways to get to the 13th beach, including public parking (for $ 10) and a shuttle bus, bus and train. Full transport information here. A copy of the course map can be downloaded here.
Television coverage and guide
The tournament will be broadcast live on ABC and Fox Sports Australia from Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 February 2019. Consult your local guides for international broadcasting time. Broadcast time here.
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