ISPS Handa Vic Open R4

Min Woo Lee wins by two strokes

February 06-09
13th Beach GC, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
AU$1,600,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Min Woo Lee held his nerve to win his first European Tour title and emulate his sister at the ISPS Handa Vic Open.

The 21-year-old Australian fought off a strong challenge from New Zealander Ryan Fox to win by two shots in Geelong.


Fox carded a remarkable closing 64 in the high winds to set a testing clubhouse target, but Lee signed for a 68 to follow in the footsteps of sister Minjee at the Beach Course Club.

The elder sibling won the women’s event as an amateur in 2014 and lifted the trophy again as a professional in 2018.

“My sister and I winning the same tournament, it’s pretty special,” Lee told the European Tour’s website.

“I’ve got bragging rights now so it’s even better.

“It’s awesome. Vic Open, it’s the home open. Especially as it’s the European Tour, it’s big.”


Lee entered the day with a three-shot lead and was boosted by chipping in for a birdie at the first.

Fox’s charge put him under pressure and a bogey at the 17th meant he only took a one-shot lead down the last.

But he birdied the par-five 18th to finish at 19 under. Runner-up Fox was three shots clear of Australian pair Marcus Fraser and Travis Smyth and Frenchman Robin Sciot-Siegrist, who tied for third.

England’s Sam Horsfield finished in a tie for seventh with a closing 67.

Park Hee-young beat fellow South Korean Choi Hye-jin at the fourth play-off hole to win the women’s trophy.


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ISPS Handa Vic Open R2

Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-19
66
67
68
68
269
2
Ryan Fox
NZL
-17
67
71
69
64
271
T3
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-14
70
65
69
70
274
T3
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
FRA
-14
66
64
76
68
274
T3
Travis Smyth
AUS
-14
65
67
72
70
274
6
Jake McLeod
AUS
-12
65
68
76
67
276
T7
Ashley Hall
AUS
-11
67
68
71
71
277
T7
Darren Beck
AUS
-11
69
70
69
69
277
T7
Jediah Morgan
AUS
-11
66
67
74
70
277
T7
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-11
70
67
73
67
277
T7
Sami Vaelimaeki
FIN
-11
69
69
70
69
277
T12
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-10
70
69
70
69
278
T12
Nick Flanagan
AUS
-10
67
67
74
70
278
T12
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-10
70
67
72
69
278
T15
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-9
63
71
76
69
279
T15
Anthony Quayle
AUS
-9
75
64
67
73
279
T15
Daniel Hillier
NZL
-9
68
70
72
69
279
T15
Matthew Millar
AUS
-9
72
66
68
73
279
T15
Zach Murray
AUS
-9
66
69
73
71
279
T20
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-8
72
66
69
73
280
T20
Richard Green
AUS
-8
70
69
70
71
280
T22
Ben Eccles
AUS
-7
68
70
72
71
281
T22
Benjamin Poke
DNK
-7
68
67
74
72
281
T22
Blake Windred
AUS
-7
69
69
71
72
281
T22
Cory Crawford
AUS
-7
70
68
72
71
281
T22
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-7
70
67
73
71
281
T22
Jarryd Felton
AUS
-7
67
67
74
73
281
T22
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-7
68
71
69
73
281
T22
Matthew Stieger
AUS
-7
67
69
73
72
281
T22
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
-7
69
68
70
74
281
31
Blake Collyer
AUS
-6
68
67
74
73
282
32
Scott Arnold
AUS
-5
68
68
72
75
283
T33
Andrew Martin
AUS
-4
66
69
73
76
284
T33
David Smail
NZL
-4
68
69
72
75
284
T33
Peter Fowler
AUS
-4
69
70
71
74
284
T36
Josh Younger
AUS
-3
68
69
73
75
285
T36
Lincoln Tighe
AUS
-3
69
69
72
75
285
38
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
-1
67
67
76
77
287
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Cameron John
AUS
-4
72
68
140
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
-4
72
68
140
CUT
Daniel Gale
AUS
-4
72
68
140
CUT
David Law
SCO
-4
68
72
140
CUT
Haotong Li
CHN
-4
69
71
140
CUT
James Anstiss
NZL
-4
69
71
140
CUT
James Marchesani
AUS
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Kade McBride
AUS
-4
72
68
140
CUT
Kyle Michel
AUS
-4
69
71
140
CUT
Matt Jager
AUS
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Michael Sim
AUS
-4
69
71
140
CUT
Nick O’Hern
AUS
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Simon Hawkes
AUS
-4
67
73
140
CUT
Terry Pilkadaris
AUS
-4
68
72
140
CUT
Tom Power-Horan
AUS
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Brady Watt
AUS
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Callan O’Reilly
AUS
-3
73
68
141
CUT
Campbell Rawson
NZL
-3
74
67
141
CUT
Dale Brandt-Richards
AUS
-3
72
69
141
CUT
Garrick Porteous
ENG
-3
71
70
141
CUT
James Grierson
AUS
-3
71
70
141
CUT
John Catlin
USA
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Taylor MacDonald
FJI
-3
68
73
141
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-3
71
70
141
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Dale Whitnell
ENG
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Dale Williamson
AUS
-2
72
70
142
CUT
David Bransdon
AUS
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Jordan Zunic
AUS
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Max McCardle
AUS
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Yu-Cheng Hsu
CHN
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Charlie Dann
AUS
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Janne Kaske
FIN
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Josh Geary
NZL
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Blake Proverbs
AUS
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Daniel Nisbet
AUS
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Darius van Driel
NED
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Harry Bateman
NZL
Par
75
69
144
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Josh Armstrong
AUS
Par
77
67
144
CUT
Louis Dobbelar
AUS
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Peter Cooke
RSA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Aaron Pike
AUS
1
76
69
145
CUT
Alex Simpson
AUS
1
72
73
145
CUT
Andrew Schonewille
AUS
1
75
70
145
CUT
Hyun-Sik Kong
AUS
1
74
71
145
CUT
John Lyras
AUS
1
76
69
145
CUT
Quinton Howe
AUS
1
70
75
145
CUT
Ryan Woodward
AUS
1
74
71
145
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
THA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Anthony Marchesani
AUS
2
73
73
146
CUT
Maverick Antcliff
AUS
2
73
73
146
CUT
Dylan Perry
AUS
3
77
70
147
CUT
Josh Clarke
AUS
3
74
73
147
CUT
Matt Dowling
AUS
3
72
75
147
CUT
Peter O’Malley
AUS
3
72
75
147
CUT
Rick Kulacz
AUS
3
74
73
147
CUT
Yung-Hua Liu
CHN
3
72
75
147
CUT
Taylor Gill
NZL
4
70
78
148
CUT
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
4
76
72
148
CUT
Ching-Hung Su
CHN
5
72
77
149
CUT
Jay MacKenzie
AUS
5
74
75
149
CUT
Joel Sjoeholm
SWE
5
77
72
149
CUT
Lloyd Radcliffe
AUS
5
78
71
149
CUT
David Micheluzzi
AUS
6
74
76
150
CUT
Linus Yip
AUS
6
74
76
150
CUT
Ryan Chisnall
NZL
6
72
78
150
CUT
Luke Brown
NZL
9
82
71
153
DSQ
Robert Hogan
AUS
Par
72
76
148
MDF
Brad Kennedy
AUS
-5
66
72
73
211
MDF
Jonathan Caldwell
NIR
-5
67
67
77
211
MDF
Luke Toomey
NZL
-5
71
68
72
211
MDF
Matthew Griffin
AUS
-5
65
68
78
211
MDF
Sebastian Garcia
ESP
-5
68
71
72
211
MDF
Steven Jeffress
AUS
-5
67
72
72
211
MDF
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-4
69
67
76
212
MDF
Cormac Sharvin
NIR
-4
70
67
75
212
MDF
Derek Ackerman
USA
-4
67
69
76
212
MDF
Gareth Paddison
NZL
-4
67
71
74
212
MDF
Lars van Meijel
NED
-4
68
67
77
212
MDF
Martin Dive
AUS
-4
69
70
73
212
MDF
Peter Lonard
AUS
-4
69
69
74
212
MDF
Sean Crocker
USA
-4
67
70
75
212
MDF
Wil Besseling
NED
-4
67
69
76
212
MDF
Aaron Townsend
AUS
-3
69
70
74
213
MDF
David Coupland
ENG
-3
70
69
74
213
MDF
Hugo Leon
CHI
-3
68
68
77
213
MDF
Justin Warren
AUS
-3
65
72
76
213
MDF
Kevin Yuan
AUS
-3
69
68
76
213
MDF
Michael Hendry
NZL
-3
67
69
77
213
MDF
Shae Wools-Cobb
AUS
-3
67
67
79
213
MDF
Aaron Cockerill
CAN
-2
66
71
77
214
MDF
Brett Rankin
AUS
-2
70
67
77
214
MDF
Denzel Ieremia
NZL
-2
70
68
76
214
MDF
Steve Allan
AUS
-2
70
65
79
214
MDF
Andre Lautee
AUS
-1
69
67
79
215
MDF
Daniel Fox
AUS
-1
70
68
77
215
MDF
Nick Cullen
AUS
-1
68
71
76
215
MDF
Ryan McCarthy
AUS
Par
68
71
77
216
MDF
Peter Wilson
AUS
1
67
70
80
217
MDF
Andrew Evans
AUS
2
66
71
81
218
MDF
Chang-Gi Lee
NZL
2
68
71
79
218
MDF
Robbie Morrison
SCO
6
69
70
83
222