AUSTRALIA’S LUCK LANDS ASIA-PACIFIC AMATEUR TITLE
Curtis Luck overcame a seven-stroke deficit to win the Asia-Pacific Amateur and earn a Masters invitation that the Australian didn’t even need. Already in the Masters with his US Amateur victory, the 20-year-old made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a one-stroke win over countryman Brett Coletta. “I’ve had an amazing year and this has topped it off,” said Luck. “I came here to try my best and win, but I wasn’t expecting to be standing here with the trophy at the end of the week.” Luck’s victory also ended up costing Coletta a spot beside him the Masters. “It’s really hard to swallow, but you’ve got to look at the positives,” said Coletta, also 20. Luck will play in the Masters, US Open and British Open next year thanks to his US Amateur victory back in August at Oakland Hills.