Date: February 05, 2020
Author: Golf Australia

THE DRAW: Blockbuster groups on Beach course

The top two male players in the ISPS Handa Vic Open men's field have been paired to play together in the first round of the tournament tomorrow at 13th Beach.

China's Haotong Li, ranked 79th and Australian Lucas Herbert, ranked 84th and a winner on the European Tour less than a fortnight ago, will tee off at 1pm tomorrow along with veteran Australian Marcus Fraser.

In the women's event, seven-time major winner Inbee Park will play alongside Australia's top-ranked female player Minjee Lee and defending champion Celine Boutier, also on the Beach course, from 12.50pm tomorrow.

Another blockbuster group includes 2019 major winner Hannah Green from Perth along with world No. 8 Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea and a former world No. 1, So Yeon Ryu.

Geoff Ogilvy, the former US Open champion, goes at 12.40pm with Brett Rumford of Western Australia and young Australian professional David Micheluzzi.

The first players of 288 players in the field for the corresponding men's and women's tournaments tee off at 7am tomorrow at Barwon Heads.