Home­com­ing party for Luck

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

COTTES­LOE Golf Club is cel­e­brat­ing club mem­ber and 2016 State Open win­ner Cur­tis Luck (20) win­ning the US Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onships in Oak­land Hills, Michi­gan on Sun­day.

“It was fan­tas­tic, and all-night view­ing for some mem­bers, and we’ll sure be plan­ning a good home­com­ing cel­e­bra­tion for him,” club chief ex­ec­u­tive Troy O’Hern said.

Wood­lands res­i­dent Luck was six holes ahead with four holes to play when he beat US en­trant Brad Dalke.

O’Hern said Luck was well re­spected at the club, where he has been a mem­ber for 10 years, also for his ma­tu­rity and men­tor­ing of ju­nior play­ers.

“I think he gets his skills from his mother or grand­mother, who were both good golfers at the club,” Mr O’Hern said

Speak­ing from the US, Luck told ABC Ra­dio the win was the peak of any am­a­teur golfer’s ca­reer and it showed to him why he prac­tised daily. He did not in­di­cate when he might turn pro­fes­sional. The young WA player joins two other Aus­tralians who have won US Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship, three-time win­ner Wal­ter Travis and 2003 suc­cess Nick Flana­gan.

Golf WA spokesman Tom Fee said Luck had topped the best am­a­teurs in the world, and WA golfers were proud of his suc­cess.

It is hoped Luck will play tour­na­ments in Perth over sum­mer.

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It is hoped that Cur­tis Luck will play tour­na­ments in Perth over sum­mer.

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