Date: December 01, 2006
Author: Alistair Hogg

Ruby dazzles at Classic

By Alistair Hogg Ruby Curtin upstaged her more experienced competition to come second in the Victorian State Final of the Fisher & Paykel Classic at Kingston Heath Golf Club. The 12-year-old, who plays off 35 at Amstel Golf Club collected 33 Stableford points and claimed outright second after a count back, one-point behind winner Helen Schiller. Curtin has had her golf handicap for nine months and said her personal highlight was winning the Mornington Peninsula Junior Girls Nett Competition. She looks up to professional golfer Michelle Wie and with results like this, the pocket dynamo looks to have a good future ahead of her. Next step for Curtin is the national final of the Fisher & Paykel Classic to be played during the week of the 2007 MFS Women&aposs Australian Open. The all-expenses paid trip not only gives the 12-year old an opportunity to increase her experience, but also offers her the chance to see some of the world&aposs best golfers competing at the Australian Open. For the moment though, Curtin just wants to “have fun, and lower my handicap.”