View player profiles of the marquee players below or click below to view the entry list as at 1pm Monday 4 February 2019 (AEDT).

Current Men's Field List
Current Women's Field List

Please see the current list of EXEMPT players who have committed to play the 2019 ISPS Handa VIC Open. Other players will join this list once certain other qualifying events are completed, these include the Monday Qualifying Round.   


WOMEN

Minjee Lee

Wins: 4 (LPGA) plus two Vic Opens.

Australia’s 22-year-old superstar, WA’s Lee has already won the ISPS Handa Vic Open twice: in 2014 as a hugely promising amateur, and last year as one of the best players in the world. She is likely to be prominent again.

Hannah Green

Wins: 2 (ALPG)

The endearing personality Green loves 13th Beach; she was tied-third last year and tied-sixth the year before. Coming off her rookie season on the LPGA Tour overseas, she has proved herself capable in that company.

Su Oh

Wins: 1 (ALPG)

So much talent in this 22-year-old from Melbourne. Was tied-sixth as a blossoming teen in 2012 and had her best chances in the ISPS Handa Vic Open in 2014 (fourth behind Minjee Lee) and 2017 (third behind Melissa Reid.

Karrie Webb

Wins: 41 (LPGA), 13 (ALPG)

The enduring legend of Australian golf who returns to 13th Beach after an absence of a couple of years. The 44-year-old Webb has jumped off the touring caravan but will always be competitive when she tees it up.

Karis Davidson

Wins: 0

You will be hearing a lot from Karis Davidson, just 20 and one of Australia’s best prospects. The ISPS Handa Vic Open runner-up in 2018, she went to Japan afterward and had a fabulous rookie season to show that she has a fine career ahead.

Katherine Kirk

Wins: 3 (LPGA) 7 (ALPG)

Another legend of women’s golf in Australia, Kirk has survived and thrived on the best tour in the world for more than a decade. The Queenslander has only competed in the ISPS Handa Women’s Vic Open once, in 2017.

Sarah Jane Smith

Wins: 0

It’s extraordinary to think Smith is still chasing her first win. The long-hitting Geelong native who now lives between Queensland and the US has been a fixture on the LPGA Tour overseas, earning more than $US 2 million. Was fourth at 13th Beach in 2014.

Brooke Henderson (Canada)

Wins: 7 (LPGA)

Ranked inside the top 10 in the world at the end of 2018, booming hitter Henderson is one of her home country’s best exports. The ever-smiling Henderson, who is making her ISPS Handa Vic Open debut, won twice in 2018 and is a marquee visitor for 13th Beach.

Pernilla Lindberg (Sweden)

Wins: 1 (LPGA)

The delightful Swedish player made it count when she won on the main tour for the first time. It was a major, the ANA Inspiration last year, and one of the stories of the year. She was fifth in the ISPS Handa Vic Open debut in 2018.

Charley Hull (England)

Wins: 1 (LPGA)

Hull was a Solheim Cup star for Europe as a girl, and has blossomed into a world class player, winning the Tour Championship on the LPGA in 2016. A regular visitor to Australia and will be a popular addition to the ISPS Handa Vic Open field.

Georgia Hall (England)

Wins: 1 (LPGA) 1 (ALPG)

Has a soft spot for the ISPS Handa Vic Open having claimed the title as her first-ever pro win in 2017. Ranked 8th in the world and the reigning Women’s British Open champion, she is one of the big names to commit to Barwon Heads.

Paula Creamer (USA)

Wins: 10 (LPGA)

Creamer, a 10-time LPGA winner and the 2010 US Women’s Open champion, makes her debut at 13th Beach. One of the world’s most popular players, she is seeking to rediscover the form that made her a world top 10 player through the period 2009-2013.

 


MEN

Geoff Ogilvy

Wins: 8 (PGA Tour) 3 (Australasian tour)

He’s done it all, and now he’s back to chase his home state Open for the first time since 1998. Ogilvy, the 2006 US Open champion and 2010 Australian Open winner would love to add the ISPS Handa Vic Open to his list of triumphs. He was fourth way back in 1997, and three times leading amateur.

Lucas Herbert

Wins: 0

Had a huge chance in the 2017 ISPS Handa Vic Open but fell away late. Just 23 and with the world at his feet, Herbert played his way on to the European Tour with a stunning 2018 and is one of Australia’s best young players.

Simon Hawkes

Wins: 1 (Australasian Tour)

Fairytale story in 2018 when he won the ISPS Handa Vic Open and offered to pay back his parents for his second-hand car. Later finished third in the NZ PGA to wind up eighth on the order of merit.


Travis Smyth

Wins: 1 (Australasian Tour)

Wollongong native who enjoyed a terrific 2018 rookie season as a professional in Asia. Has already won a pro tournament (2017 Northern Territory PGA) and shapes up as a fine player of the future.

Jake McLeod

Wins: 1 (Australasian Tour)

Far north Queenslander who exploded with his NSW Open win last year followed by a third place at the Emirates Australian Open in Sydney. The reigning Australasian Tour order of merit holder will be a drawcard at 13th Beach, where he was runner-up in 2017.

Zach Murray

Wins: 1 (Australasian Tour)

Laid back country Victorian boy who announced himself by winning the WA Open in 2018 as an amateur. Already making strides as a professional, and he would love to secure his home-state Open.

Dimi Papadatos

Wins: 3 (Australasian Tour), 1 (Challenge Tour, Europe)

Charismatic Papadatos is a fixture at 13th Beach, where he won the Vic Open by two shots in 2017. Since then he has been playing in Europe where he narrowly missed securing playing rights for 2019. The 2014 New Zealand Open champion knows how to win.

Harrison Endycott

Wins: 0

Bolted home with a last-round 66 to finish second at 13th Beach last year, beaten in a playoff by Simon Hawkes’ birdie. Young professional from NSW who has been making his way on the Latino tour.

Matt Griffin

Wins: 3 (Australasian Tour), 3 (One Asia Tour)

The 2014 Vic Open champion is always thereabouts, one of Australian golf’s most consistent players who plies his trade in Japan nowadays. As a Melburnian, clearly craves another home state Open triumph.

Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston (England)

Wins: 3 (European Tour)

The Englishman with the beard and the smile, already a cult figure of world golf. Loves to travel the world and has added the ISPS Handa Vic Open to his schedule where he will be a crowd draw in Barwon Heads.

Ryan Fox (New Zealand)

Wins: 2 (Challenge Tour, Europe), 2 (Australasian Tour)

Power-laden Kiwi who has won in various parts of the world, including Australia. His father Grant is an All Black legend, but making his own name as one of the best golfers in the world. Huge hitter and crowd magnet.