Date: September 22, 2010

Scrivener turns professional

Golf Australia and AIS Squad member Jason Scrivener has announced that he has turned professional. The 21-year-old will attempt to gain playing rights in the United States for 2011. The former Australian Boys&apos Amateur champion and this year&aposs Mandurah Easter Open Amateur champion thanked all those who had supported his amateur career. “I just feel it&aposs the right time for me to move on and l&aposve been very lucky to have Golf Australia , the AIS and WA Golf behind me,” Scrivener said. “It has given me the opportunity to travel the world and get ready for this step I&aposm about to make. l&aposve got a great team behind me and am really looking forward to the future.” “I really would like to thank everyone at Golf Australia and WA Golf for all the support over the years,” Scrivener added. Scrivener shot an opening round even-par 70 on Tuesday to be in a tie for 17th in the Pre-Qualification Stage of the PGA Tour at the Golf Club of Dallas. The Western Australian finished his time in top 30 of the World Amateur Rankings. Scrivener enjoyed a solid final US amateur season with five top-30 finishes in key amateur events. His sixth place finish at last month&aposs Scratch Players Tournament in California was his last event as an amateur. He intends to return to Australia to play in a number of Von Nida events following US PGA Tour Q-School.