World Super 6 Golf: Luck in with a chance on home turf

Curtis Luck. Picture: Golf WA
Curtis Luck. Picture: Golf WA

WORLD number two amateur golfer Curtis Luck believes he is a chance to win this week’s inaugural World Super 6 Perth competition at his former club, Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

The Cottesloe Golf Club member will compete against some of the world’s best golfers including world number nine Alex Noren and major champion Louis Oosthuizen from February 16 to 19.

The world-first event will feature 54 holes of traditional stroke play before the top 24 play a six-hole match play in the final round.

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Luck (20), the reigning US Amateur Champion, said he was excited to play in WA for the first time since winning the WA Open in April last year.

“I have been away for the last four weeks and I would say things got a little rough while I was away but it is starting to come together this week,” he said.

“I think this week, I will have a very big following just of Cottesloe (Golf Club) supporters, family and friends…nothing has really changed because they have consistently supported me throughout my career.”

The former Hale School student said he knew the Lake Karrinyup course like “the back of his hand” after he played at the club when he was a junior.

“The weather has been pretty bad but it is playing well, it is playing pretty quick. I think there will be some low scores out there,” he said.

“I feel like I can match it, especially if I am playing well, with these boys out here.

“There is no point heading into an event and trying to make the cut because that is not really what you are out here to do.

“I would love to say that at the end of the week, I will be around the mark but we will just see.”

Luck said he would be turning professional in April, which took pressure off his game on the US tour.

“You can just go out and play and not be too worried about what the result might be,” he said.