Bendigo professional golfers Lucas Herbert and Andrew Martin will play in the two marquee groups in Thursday's inaugural Axedale Pro-Am.
Herbert will tee off at 10am alongside Michael Choi, with Martin and Josh Younger in the second group off the first tee.
The $11,000 event has atrracted a quality field of 50 professionals.
Herbert, ranked 83 in the world, is clearly the best performed player in the field, but 18-hole events often throw up surprise results.
The last time Martin played in a local event he won the 2018 Neangar Park Pro-Am.
Choi finished sixth on the Pro-Am order of merit in 2018, including four victories.
In 2018, Younger played alongside Martin on the Asian Tour where he finished 70th on the tour standings – seven places behind Martin.
Two-time Victorian PGA winner Ashley Hall is one of the favourites.
Hall lost to Jordan Spieth in a three-man play-off with Cameron SMith at the 2016 Australian Open in Sydney.
One of the young guns to watch at Axedale is Yarrawonga's Frazer Droop.
The former amateur star finished tied for fourth at last year's Victoria PGA.
Former US PGA Tour players Alistair Presnell and Scott Laycock will play in the same group.
Presnell, the 2009 Moonah Classic winner, finished tied for 29th at the 2012 US Open, while Laycock won on the Japan Tour in 2002.
All players tee-off at 10am on Thursday and entry is free for spectators.
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