Curtis Luck rues long stint away from home

Star Australian amateur Curtis Luck admits he needs to be smarter with his scheduling after failing to make the cut for Sunday’s match play round at the World Super 6 golf event in Perth.

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Luck needed to finish in the top 24 after three rounds in order to qualify for the match play component of the inaugural event.

But he fell four shots short of the mark, meaning an early end to his tournament.

The 20-year-old recently spent four weeks overseas while he played events in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Malaysia.

In hindsight, Luck said he spent a week too long away from home, and it ended up hurting his game.

Luck missed the cut at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia, and was unable to rediscover his form in time to light up the World Super 6.

The West Australian plans to turn professional in April after the US Masters and he has vowed to not repeat his mistake of spending too long away from his home base.

“I probably shouldn’t have played Malaysia last week,” Luck said.

“I probably should have come home after three weeks on the road and prepared for this one.

“Things got a little sloppy, and when you’re playing events with this status with the players that are there, you can’t afford to be sloppy or put any bad scores on the board.

“I was happy to scramble and make the halfway cut.

“The first day was pretty rough. It would have been nicer to make the fourth round cut, but that’s OK.”

Luck, who shot to fame by winning the US Amateur Championship last year, is keen to return to the World Super 6 in 2018 but for now is mapping out his plans for the next six months.

“Ultimately I’ve just got to get my golf right and feel comfortable before heading to the US and starting more fulltime over there,” Luck said.