WA Open stroke of good luck for Curtis

Cottesloe Golf Club chief executive Troy O’Hern with WA Open competitor Curtis Luck.
Cottesloe Golf Club chief executive Troy O’Hern with WA Open competitor Curtis Luck.

The number two amateur in Australia said he hoped to be on the leader’s board after the four days of competition.

‘I know the course like the back of my hand, inside and out,’ Luck said.

‘I’ve played here since I was 10 so that’s to my advantage.’

But the Hale School graduate said four holes on the back nine that were redeveloped last year would challenge everyone, including him.

‘It’s definitely made the course harder, especially holes 12 and 13,’ he said.

Cottesloe is one of five WA courses that share hosting rights for the WA Open, a PGA Tour of Australasia event that goes on for four days from Thursday.

Club chief executive Troy O’Hern, of Mt Hawthorn, was the PGA Australia executive officer when the seaside suburb last hosted the event.

‘I’ll be seeing it from a different side this year’