W. Australia Am: Record-breaker Luck into finals
Curtis Luck
Curtis Luck

Number one seeds Curtis Luck of Cottesloe and Hannah Green of Mount Lawley have qualified for the WA Amateur Finals to be held tomorrow at Royal Perth Golf Club.

The WA Amateur Medalists face blockbuster matchups in their finals, with Luck facing Australia’s Number 4 Cameron Davis of NSW and Green facing Australia’s Number 5 Hayley Bettencourt of Mandurah.

The Men’s Semi finals went down to the wire, with both matches featuring many seesawing lead changes. Luck and Davis qualified with 2&1 margins over Michael Montgomery of Mount Lawley and Shae Wools-Cobb of Queensland respectively.

While Luck faces a formidable opponent in Davis, who was the 2013 China Amateur Open Champion, Luck goes into the final with confidence playing a course in which he is very familiar.

Luck became a member of Royal Perth late last year with the aim of familiarising himself with the course layout, and it’s played dividends, breaking Brett Rumford and Daniel Nisbett’s course record of 65 with a 63 in Thursday’s final strokeplay round.

It’s already been a successful year for Luck, who will be looking to add the WA Amateur to a growing list of achievements that include winning the NSW Amateur Strokeplay Medal and the Victorian Junior Masters as well as finishing as a finalist at the Australian Amateur.

Hayley Bettencourt has the most comfortable match of the day, winning 5&3 against Royal Fremantle’s Saasha Callaghan. Hannah Green lead from the front in her match, racing out to a 3up lead through five holes, however Royal Perth’s Nadine Smith was able to peg Green’s lead back to 1 by the 15th hole. Wins on the 16th and 17th for Green secured the spot in the final with a 3&1 victory.

Both Hannah Green and Hayey Bettencourt are chasing their first wins of 2014 in tomorrow’s final. Green has two second place finishes to her name in 2014 at the Lake Maquarie Amateur and the Elvie Whitesides in Tasmania while Hayley Bettencourt placed second at the NSW Amateur Strokeplay.

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The Western Australia (WA) Amateur is for men and women amateurs of any age, and is played over 36-holes stroke play with the top 32 men and top 16 women qualifying for the match play rounds.

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