History | Vic Open
The Vic Open is one of the leading Australian golf events where men and women play on the same courses, at the same time, for equal prize money.
The Men's Vic Open has been the pinnacle event in Victorian men's golf since being first played at Riversdale in 1957 with the inaugural title won by Australian golfing legend, Ossie Pickworth. The prize money was £250 but only one competitor, amateur Harry Hattersley, was from outside the state.
The Women's Vic Open was first played in 1988 but experienced a 20-year hiatus after the 1992 event. It was reintroduced in 2012 to provide an equivalent elite event for Victorian women's golf; stimulate participation / promotion of the game to the entire Victorian community and highlight Golf Victoria’s role as the peak body for men’s and women’s golf in the State.
2023: Michael Hendry (NZL) and Jiyai Shin (KOR) 2022: Dimitrios Papadatos (NSW) & Hannah Green (WA) | 13th Beach 2021: Not played 2020: Min Woo Lee (WA) & Hee Young Park (KOR) | 13th Beach Golf Links 2019: David Law (SCO) & Celine Boutier (FRA) | 13th Beach Golf Links 2018: Simon Hawkes (TAS) & Minjee Lee (WA) | 13th Beach Golf Links 2017: Dimitrios Papadatos (NSW) & Melissa Reid (ENG) | 13th Beach Golf Links 2016: Michael Long (NZ) & Georgia Hall (ENG) | 13th Beach Golf Links 2015: Richard Green (VIC) & Marianne Skarpnord (NOR) | 13th Beach Golf Links 2014: Matthew Griffin (VIC) & Minjee Lee (a) (WA) | 13th Beach Golf Links 2013: Matthew Giles (NSW) & Stacey Keating (VIC) | 13th Beach Golf Links
Multiple winners - Men
Guy Wolstenholme: 1971, 1976, 1978, 1980
Peter Thomson: 1958, 1968, 1973
Alan Murray: 1961, 1965
Bruce Devlin: 1962, 1963
Frank Phillips: 1964, 1966
Kel Nagle: 1967, 1969
Michael Clayton: 1982, 1989
Peter Thomson: 1968, 1973
Stephen Leaney: 1995, 1997
Dimitrios Papadatos: 2017, 2022
Multiple winners - Women
Minjee Lee: 1994 (amateur), 2018
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