It’s a week that may well shape the career of Curtis Luck, and it just keeps getting better.
The 22-year old has followed up his impressive performance in Portland last week to finish tied 5th at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Ohio, just three strokes from taking out the title.
Amazingly, the West Aussie narrowly crept into the Web.com Tour Finals, now a PGA card is well within reach.
Luck’s final round even-par 71 was enough to earn the Cottesloe star $33,900 in prize money, with a similar performance next week nearly guaranteeing Luck his dream start on the PGA Tour.
Luck was philosophical, knowing that without his grand T6 finish in Portland a week earlier, he’d have been cleaning his clubs for an extended off-season.
“The week was good, it was nice to be in contention,” the West Australian said.
“I’ve already put that in the books and I’m really focused on another good finish, hopefully a win, next week in Cleveland … because I know what that will bring me.”
Rounds of 67, 69, 68 and 71 showed the consistency throughout the week to finish at nine-under-par, with Luck’s fantastic short game on display from the outset.
Projections suggest that $50,000 in total prize money over the four weeks of Web.com Finals should be enough to earn a coveted spot in the top 25, a feat that seems more than achievable for Luck.
Cam Davis was the other Australian to impress this week with a third place finish enough to guarantee a PGA Card.
The Web.com Finals will now head to Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood on Thursday for the DAP Championship.