US Amateur champ Luck climbs to world No.2 amateur

It’s doubtful Australian amateur golf has been in a better place for decades.

West Australian Curtis Luck has climbed to No 2 in the world amateur golf rankings following last week’s win in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Korea.

Curtis Luck Curtis Luck (Credit: USGA)

Close behind is young Sydneysider Cameron Davis, now ranked a career-high No 4 in the world but this week also signalling his intention to turn professional.

To top it off nicely, young Harrison Endycott has jumped up to No 13 and Brett Coletta, who finished second to Luck in Korea, jumped 30 places to now be ranked 37th in the world.

Luck is hot on the heels of American Maverick McNealy at the top of the rankings and has closed that gap considerably.

In what is the most impressive stat of the lot is that there are now eight Aussies in the world’s top 100 and a remarkably another six inside the top 200, which serves to highlight the depth of talent emerging in our amateur ranks.

Australians in the top 200

  • 2nd – Curtis Luck
  • 4th – Cameron Davis
  • 13th – Harrison Endycott
  • 37th – Brett Coletta
  • 61st – Travis Smyth
  • 63rd – Anthony Quayle
  • 93rd – David Micheluzzi
  • 96th – Min Woo Lee
  • 123th – Zach Murray
  • 139th – Fred Lee
  • 179th – Shae Wools-Cobb
  • 185th – Cameron John
  • 186th – Austin Bautista
  • 195th – Maverick Antcliff