Curtis Luck – an important breakthrough in Ohio.

West Australian Curtis Luck has today won his first event as a professional with a narrow but impressive win at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospitals event in Columbus in Ohio.

The former US and Asia Pacific Amateur Champion led through 54 holes at the Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course but fell behind before two late birdies saw him edge clear to win by one over American’s Theo Humphrey, Taylor Montgomery and Cameron Young.

Luck had been struggling in recent weeks missing his last three cuts on what is the USPGA Tour’s secondary tour but this victory has him on track to return to the PGA Tour where he played in 2019.

Luck will improve from 135th to 18th on the Korn Ferry Tour’s points table and with the leading ten players at this season’s end earning the right to play the PGA Tour next season, he has positioned himself for a potential run at a return to the big time.

The 2020 and 2021 seasons have been merged due to the impact of Covid 19 but an allowance has been made for the leading ten points scorer to play the PGA Tour in 2021.

Luck’s return to form suggests he may well be amongst that group, following the completion of the season in early October.