Golf: Cottesloe golfer Luck bags US Amateur Championships

Curtis Luck with his trophy. Photo: Getty
WA golfer Curtis Luck. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Curtis Luck with his trophy. Photo: Getty WA golfer Curtis Luck. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

COTTESLOE Golf Club amateur and Woodlands resident Curtis Luck (20) won the peak US Amateur Championships in Oakland Hills, Michigan over the weekend.

Speaking from the US, Luck told ABC Radio the win was the pinnacle of any amateur golfer’s career, and the win showed to him why he practised daily.

But he did not indicate when he may turn professional.

Luck’s six-and four win against US golfer Bard Dalke came after Luck won the State Open in Yokine in May, when in a front page story he told the Western Suburbs Weekly he would use overseas tour schools to consider his player status this year.

“What I like is you are always playing against yourself and not others,” Luck said.

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 50 amateurs in the world, and WA golfers were proud of his success.

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