Oates seals title sponsorship for Victorian Open

Professional cleaning and household products company Oates has sealed a three-year naming rights sponsorship with the Victorian Open golf event.

Part of the PGA Tour of Australasia, the tournament will be named the Oates Vic Open from 2014 to 2016

The 2014 edition takes place on February 20-23 at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links for the second year in succession.

The men’s and women’s competitions at the Victorian Open ran alongside each other for the first time this year, with both genders on the course at the same time for rounds three and four – a unique format among global professional golf tournaments.

Home favourites Matthew Giles and Stacey Keating, the latter hailing from Victoria, took home the 2013 titles.