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Australian golf event showcases equal pay drive

(CNN)Golf has it's fair share of conservative traditions, but the Vic Open in Australia shows that the sport is also capable of innovating.Both male and female professionals played in alternate groups over two courses at the 13th Beach Golf Links in Geelong, with equal prize money of $1,100,000 on offer for both men and women. It's the one event on the LPGA and European Tour schedule where this happens.Min Woo Lee won the men's tournament, while South Korea's Park Hee-young claimed the women's title following a playoff."The Vic Open should open people's eyes to the fact that our game is full of amazing golf talent," former US Open winner Geoff Ogilvy, who was competing in Geelong, wrote on the LPGA website."It also proves that women and me ...