ROSEBURY, Australia (Nov. 30, 2014) -- Lucas
Herbert took his amateur career to the next
over the last two weeks in Australia.
Just a week removed from a heartbreaking
double bogey on No. 18 resulted in an 11th place
finish at the Australian Masters -- a top 10 would
have given him entrance into the Australian
Lucas made the long trip to Rosebury, qualified
get into the tournament with a birdie on No. 18,
finished as low amateur.
Not only that, but Herbert made his way to
amateur in style, passing the 54-hole amateur
standout Todd Sinnott (who was at 2-under
Sunday's final) with an amazing stretch of golf at
Australian Golf Club. Herbert birdied the 11th,
14th and 18th to play his final nine holes in just
shots. And that was in conditions when most of
field (save the amazing Jordan Spieth, who fired
course record 63) struggled.
Herbert, 18, finished in a tie for 23rd, 16
behind runaway winner Jordan Spieth, but only
shot ahead of his fellow amateur and friend
Ruffels and a single stroke behind world number
“I’m very pleased with the way I
played today," Herbert told the Bendigo
Advertiser. "I made a few good par saves and
then to make a few birdies on the back nine was
“The course was tough, so to come home
like that gives me some confidence," he added.
"Winning the leading amateur title is nice
because this field basically included the best five
amateur players in Australia."
A whirlwind week for a rising star that
on any golf fan's raidar.