Webb, world No.1 confirmed for 2023 Vic Open – PGA of Australia

Webb, world No.1 confirmed for 2023 Vic Open – PGA of Australia

A ground-breaking tournament that sees guys and women participate in tournaments concurrently across the Beach front and Creek classes at 13th Beach front Golf Hyperlinks, the Vic Open has come to be one of the marquee sights on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and the WPGA Tour of Australasia schedules.

Gentlemen and ladies will every single perform for a $420,000 prize purse with Webb incorporating her considerable gravitas to the women’s party won by fellow big champion Hannah Environmentally friendly in 2022.

Along with confirmation that the seven-time major champion will enjoy the Vic Open up for the 1st time given that 2020, 2022 Australian All Capabilities winner Kipp Popert will also make his debut in the Vic Open.

“We are understandably thrilled to have players of the calibre of Karrie and Kipp commit to participate in in the 2023 Vic Open,” said Golf Australia Normal Manager of Situations and Operations, Therese Magdulski.

“Since its move to a mixed-gender structure in 2012, the Vic Open has proven to be really common with equally players and fans alike.

“Karrie’s history is with out peer in Australian golfing and I have no question that golf supporters on the Bellarine Peninsula and in the course of Higher Melbourne will flock to 13th Seaside to check out one particular of our greats in the calm ecosystem that the Vic Open has develop into famous for.”

A winner of 41 LPGA Tour titles and the Senior LPGA champion in 2022, Webb manufactured her Vic Open up debut in 2016 in which she finished tied for 11th.

Magdulski also welcomed the inclusion of Popert, whose participation provides a different dimension to the industry.

Dwelling with a sort of Cerebral Palsy considering the fact that beginning, Popert designed historical past by getting the first participant with a disability to qualify for The Novice Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes final June.

Popert posted two-below 69 in the last round at Victoria Golf Club to acquire the Australian All Skills Championship by 7 strokes in December and will now step up to test his video game versus the ideal gamers on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

“Kipp finished 2022 No.1 on the Environment Position for Golfers with Incapacity, emphasised by his tremendous occur-from-driving acquire at the Australian All Qualities Championship at Victoria Golfing Club,” reported Magdulski.

“By getting into into the men’s discipline of the Vic Open up, Kipp is additional highlighting that there are no restrictions to what golfers with a disability can accomplish in the recreation.

“We cannot wait around to see what he does at 13th Seaside.”

The Vic Open is 1 of six Victorian activities on the 2022/2023 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and WPGA Tour schedules, underpinning golf’s price to the Victorian economy.

In an extension of the partnership announced very last November, the 2023 championship will mark the 10th consecutive hosting of the Vic Open up at 13th Seaside Golfing One-way links at Barwon Heads. It is the to start with of a new two-calendar year deal that will see the party return in 2024 for an 11th staging.

The 2023 Vic Open tees off at 13th Beach front Golfing One-way links on Thursday, February 9 with the two Vic Open champions, the Vic Inclusive and the Australian Wheelchair champions to be topped on Sunday, February 12.

It is proudly supported by the Victorian Government.