Ivo Whitton Trophy (Men's Rankings)

The Ivo Whitton Trophy is named after the great Victorian amateur, Ivo Whitton who won 5 Australian Open Championships (1912, 1913, 1926, 1929 and 1931); 2 Australian Amateur Championships (1922 and 1923) and 5 Victorian Amateur Championships (1919, 1920, 1922, 1923 and 1924). 

The VGA introduced the Ivo Whitton Trophy in 1960 for the lowest average stroke score in designated tournaments held each year. The inaugural winner was Kevin Hartley with an average of 72.72 from 32 rounds. Hartley went on to take the trophy 12 times out of the first 18 years of the competition. 

The trophy has lived up to all expectations with the honour roll reflecting a who’s who of Victorian Golf including Michael Clayton (1978 and 1980); Peter Sweeney (1981); John Lindsay (1984); Brad Hughes (1987); Robert Allenby (1990 and 1991); Stephen Allan (1994) and Geoff Ogilvy (1995 and 1997). 

Honour Roll

2017 Ivo Whitton Trophy Conditions

2017 Individual Event Winners - following the Heathcote Open Amateur

Current Standings - Use scroll bar located in top right corner to view full list


2016 Ivo Whitton Champion: Kyle Michel


2016 Ivo Whitton Rankings  - (Final Results)

The winners of the State Rankings trophies have been announced, with Kyle Michel etching his name on the Ivo Whitton trophy for the second consectuive year and Commonwealth's Alexandra Hilliard claiming her maiden Susie Tolhurst trophy victory. The Ivo Whitton Trophy is awarded to the male player with the lowest stroke scoring average from sanctioned events on the Golf Victoria rankings calendar and named after one of the greatest Victorian men’s amateur players.

Kyle Michel finished the 2016 season with a scoring average of 69.125 from his 24 counting rounds, with a very fine margin separating him from Kingston Heath’s Jack Murdoch  who finished runner-up with an average of 70.416. Michel, who is a member of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) high performance squad, had 3 wins from events on the calendar, including the Mooroopna Masters, Shepparton and Portsea Open’s.

Michel was also victorious in both the prestigious Victorian Par 3 and Country Championship events. Golf Victoria High Performance Manager Ashley Marshall said that “consistency was the hallmark of Kyle’s performances throughout 2016, so it is no surprise he was able to win the Ivo Whitton Trophy for a second time. 

“It was also a breakout year for Jack Murdoch who continues to improve and had several really strong performances.” With back-to-back titles, Michel confirmed his name with an impressive honour roll of players, including Robert Allenby, Geoff Ogilvy, and 2016 Olympian Marcus Fraser.

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