TEENAGE Wagga golfer Hugo Currie will be mixing it with the big names at the Australian Open later this year after being selected in the NSW under 15 golf team.
Currie achieved the biggest result of his short career when he won the junior boys nett championship at the NSW All Schools Golf Championship in Forster last month.
The performance resulted in the Mater Dei Catholic College year eight student winning selection in the NSW team to compete at the Australian under 15 golf championships in Sydney in November.
The championships will be held at The Coast Golf Club and falls in the week of the Australian Open so players will get the opportunity for an excursion to the Pro-Am.
Currie, who plays off 16, can’t wait.
“It’s going to be a good opportunity, watching the Pro-Am there. A lot of new people to meet,” Currie said.
“I hope to go alright, again, play consistently, that’s all I’ll ask for.”
The championships will consist of two 18 hole rounds.
Currie is a member of the scholarship program as part of the new Riverina Golf Academy, run by Wagga Country Club professional Kurt Stegbauer.
He was pleased with his win at the NSW All Schools Golf Championship in Forster, where he produced the best nett score of all year seven, eight and nine students.
“I didn’t play too bad,” he said.
“I didn’t play as well as I would have liked the first day but the reason I went well was that I had two consistent rounds. That’s all you want.”