AMATEUR LUCK UPSTAGES SPIETH
REIGNING US and Asia-Pacific amateur champion Curtis Luck upstaged playing partner and double-major winner Jordan Spieth yesterday in the first round of the Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club. Luck shares the lead with fellow 20-year-old Lucas Herbert, after the two Australian young guns posted superb five-under par opening rounds of 67. Former world No. 1 Spieth could only manage a 69 as Luck came out on top of an illustrous threeball that also included 2006 US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, who carded a 70. World No. 7 and Australian favourite Adam Scott struggled to a one-over 73 later in the day. Luck carded seven birdies and impressed world No. 5 Spieth. “I thought he was better composed than I was, no doubt,” the American said.