No luck for Curtis at US Junior Champs

BY Bruce Young | Amateur Golf Tour | 2014 US Junior Amateur Championship | Semi-Finals | 26 Jul 2014

West Australian Curtis Luck has bowed out of the US Junior Amateur Championship after narrowly losing his semi-final match against Texan William Salatoris.

Earlier in the day Luck had defeated one of the best juniors in the US, William Grimmer, in a high quality quarter final match which went to the final hole before Luck won 2 up.

Luck had led that match by 5 holes through ten and was forced to fight off a spirited comeback by the American.

Luck staged a great comeback in his semi final match Salatoris, recovering from a three hole deficit through 13 holes with three consecutive birdies to square the match at the 16th before a bogey at the par five last cost him the match.

Earlier, Luck’s fellow Australians, Ryan Ruffels and Zach Murray, had lost in the match play phase.

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    About the Author: Bruce Young

    A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of the game comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.

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