Women's Victorian Open

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Women's Victorian Open
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Tournament information
Location Victoria, Australia
Established 1988
Course(s) 13th Beach Golf Links (Beach Course and Creek Course)
Par 74
Tour(s) ALPG Tour
Ladies European Tour (2017–)
Format Stroke play
Prize fund A$1,500,000
Month played February
Current champion
Australia Minjee Lee
13th Beach is located in Australia
13th Beach
13th Beach
Location in Australia

The Women's Victorian Open is an annual golf tournament held in Australia. It was founded in 1988 and played annually through 1992. After a 20-year hiatus it returned in 2012 as a tournament on the ALPG Tour.

This was the first time the men's Victorian Open and women's Victorian Open were held concurrently - making it the only professional golf tournament in the world where men and women played the same courses, at the same time, for equal prize money.

In 2013, the men's and women's Victorian Opens moved to 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads, Victoria.

When the tournament moved to 13th Beach Golf Links in 2013 the combined prize pool was $300,000, with $150,000 on offer for each of the men's and women's fields.

In six years, the total prize pool has increased ten-fold, with the 2019 men's and women's Victorian Open fields to be playing for a total purse of $3 million ($1.5 million each).

Since 2017 the event has been co-sanctioned between the Ladies European Tour and the ALPG Tour.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Score Venue
2018 Minjee Lee (2)  Australia 279 13th Beach Golf Links
2017 Melissa Reid  England 276PO 13th Beach Golf Links
2016 Georgia Hall  England 281 13th Beach Golf Links
2015 Marianne Skarpnord  Norway 279 13th Beach Golf Links
2014 Minjee Lee (a)  Australia 279 13th Beach Golf Links
2013 Stacey Keating  Australia 278 13th Beach Golf Links
2012 Joanna Klatten  France 212 Woodlands/Spring Valley
1993–2011 No tournament
1992 Wendy Doolan  Australia 211 Yarra Yarra
1991 Jennifer Wyatt  Canada 222 Woodlands
1990 Dale Reid  Scotland 212 Commonwealth
1989 Susan Tonkin  Australia 227 Commonwealth
1988 Helen Hopkins  Australia 219 Commonwealth

In 2017 Reid beat Sandra Gal at the third hole of a sudden-death playoff and in 2018, Minjee Lee won her second Victorian Open title, after winning her first as an amateur in 2014.

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Coordinates: 38°16′40″S 144°27′28″E / 38.2779°S 144.4577°E / -38.2779; 144.4577