Travis Smyth has fired a sensational final round 7-under par 63 to finish outright second, two shots behind Western Australian Amateur Curtis Luck, at the Nexus Risk TSA Group Western Australian Open at Perth Golf Club today.
The St. Michael’s member was all but faultless in his final round, recording 8 birdies and only a solitary bogey as he climbed the leader board today.
“I knew I had to play awesome today to just get close to Curtis, so I just thought about myself beating this golf course, and it worked," Smyth said.
Smyth was hardly overawed with his task toda. The 2015 Riversdale Cup Champion and 2016 Australian Amateur runner-up has performed when it mattered in final rounds before.
“I’ve had a couple of 7-under final rounds before so I knew I could go low, but the quality of the competitor here is a step up for sure, I really feel I should be up here with these guys all the time now."
The Golf NSW Men’s Team Captain believes the hard work he has been doing on his swing in recent weeks is really close to paying off in a big way.
“I’ve been putting in some really solid work on my swing, it's beginning to feel really good,” he said. "I’ve been getting ready for the big UK and US amateur tournaments, and the Interstate Series is not too far away now.”
Smyth was also thrilled with the performances of his Golf NSW team mates Cameron Davis who fired an impressive 4-under par 66 final round to finish tied 7th, and Harrison Endycott who posted an even par round to finish tied 10th.
“Both the guys put in good performances this week. The Interstate Series isn’t too far away and everyone is talking about us now.”
“This week has been a huge confidence booster for me, and a boost for the others too.”
“I cant wait for the Interstate Series then the big Amateurs, the way I’m playing now,” a very happy Smyth said.