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Louey, playing off a 22 handicap, returned 39 points on the Huntingdale layout to win the event. Maxine Corfield of La Trobe Golf Club was runner up with 38 points.
In the women’s competition, Jane Lachal from Peninsula-Kingswood took honours with 38 points, with Ragna Porter from Riverside finishing runner up.
In th Men’s A Division, Port Arlington’s Michael Jeffers returned 36 points on a countback from Paul Kerin (Portsea). Jonathan Landes (Cranbourne) was successful in Men’s B Division with 37 points, with Kingsley Porter from Goonawarra runner up.
A nearest the pin competition was held in conjunction, with proceeds from the nearest the pin entrants going to the Monash Heart Hospital. Over $2,000 was raised for the hospital on the day.
Players also give generously to a raffle, which raised $900 for the Heart Foundation.
Nearly 120 players contested the 2019 event, with the participation of the four Kerin brothers a unique experience. There were also three husband and wife pairs, and the first international player in the event – Ellen Barnhoorn from the Netherlands.
The event is a special event for men and women, amateurs or professionals who have undergone a heart procedure (e.g. open heart, bypass, stents, etc). On this basis alone, the event is as much about celebrating life through golf on top of the actual competition that brings together players from mainly across Victoria.
The 2020 Vic Heart Open will be held at Victoria Golf Club on Wednesday 19 February.
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