Aussies storm up amateur ranks

Anthony Quayle, Curtis Luck and Brett Coletta
Anthony Quayle, Curtis Luck and Brett Coletta ham it up at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Picture: TOM FEE

Curtis Luck didn’t quite scale the summit, but Australian amateur golf is perched as highly as it has been in years on the men’s world rankings.

Luck’s triumph at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Korea on Sunday wasn’t enough for him to overhaul American Maverick McNealy at the top of the rankings, but the gap between one and two narrowed appreciably.

Fellow Eisenhower Trophy winner Cam Davis watched his fourth place in Incheon vault him to a fourth and with a move to professional ranks on his cards in the near future, it’s fitting that he has reached a career-high.

And in small consolation for Brett Coletta, who had a putt to force a playoff with Luck in Korea, the young Victorian’s ranking soared 30 places to 37th.

Overall there are now eight Aussies in the top 100 and a remarkably another six inside the top 200 to highlight the depth of talent emerging.

Australians in the top 200 at

2             Curtis Luck

4             Cameron Davis

13           Harrison Endycott

37           Brett Coletta

61           Travis Smyth

63           Anthony Quayle

93           David Micheluzzi

96           Min Woo Lee

123        Zach Murray

139        Fred Lee

179        Shae Wools-Cobb

185        Cameron John

186        Austin Bautista

195        Maverick Antcliff

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