Date: November 09, 2010

Jager and Pratt set for pro debuts

Srixon Australian Amateur champion Matt Jager (WA) and fellow National Squad member Kieran Pratt will make their professional debuts at this week s JBWere Masters at The Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne. In April, Jager became the first player since Lucas Parsons in 1981 to win the Australian and New Zealand amateur championships in the same year. The Melville Glades Golf Club member said he was ready for the challenges of life as a pro. My ultimate goal is to play on the PGA Tour and one day to win a major, he said. At this stage I will be taking a pathway through Asia and Europe to get there. I would like to thank the Western Australian Golf Association who have supported me and given me the necessary foundation to keep improving my game. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to Golf Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport for giving me the opportunities to travel and compete in Australia and around the world, Jager added. Commonwealth Golf Club member Pratt said his selection for the Eisenhower Trophy team was the pinnacle of his amateur career. I would like to thank Golf Australia for the distinct privilege of representing Australia at the highest level of amateur golf. I am grateful for the enormous assistance I have received from the Victorian Golf Association and the Victorian Institute of Sport and believe I have accomplished most of the things I wanted to as an amateur and believe that now is a great time to take the leap, Pratt added. Both Jager and Pratt represented Australia at the World Amateur Team Championships in October.