AUGUSTA, GA (April 10, 2017) - When Curtis Luck walked off the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday an amateur career came to an end and a professional career was born. The next time the Australian will tee it up is on a sponsorship exemption at the Valero Texas Open beginning April 20th.
Luck entered the Masters as the top-ranked player in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com and he was one of just two amateurs to reach the weekend. 6-over after day one, Luck fired an even-par 72 on Friday to make the cut on the number and then after a 75 in the third round he again shot an even-par 72 in the final round.
Luck played his best stretch of golf on Sunday from Nos. 12-15 when he birdied all four holes.
Prior to the Masters Luck had been busy playing on the European Tour, teeing it up five-times since early December and making three 36-hole cuts.
The 20-year-old made cuts at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (T23; -5), Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (T49; -3) and ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth (T47; -4) where he eventually missed the 54-hole cut.
In 15 rounds on the European Tour since January Luck has turned in four sub-70 rounds with his best a, 7-under 65, coming in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Of course Luck will always be remembered for his victory at the 2016 U.S. and Asia-Pacific Amateur. Luck also already has a professional win to his credit thanks to his victory at the 2016 Western Australian Open.