15 Oct 2021 | Industry news |
Jed Morgan turns professional
by Martin Blake
Queensland star Jed Morgan has taken the plunge and turned professional.
The 2020 Australian Amateur champion is already in America and has his eye on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica next year.
The 21-year-old Morgan made his professional debut in a mini-tour event this week.
Morgan was originally flagged to play in the Asia-Pacific Amateur in the United Arab Emirates next month. But he withdrawn from that event and will instead take his chances in the tour school for the PGA Tour Latinoamerica that week.
“I’m really excited to start the next phase of my career,’’ said Morgan, who has honed his game at the Queensland Academy of Sport. “This is something I’ve worked hard to get to and I’d like to thank all those who have supported me so far on this journey.”
Tony Meyer, Senior Manager High Performance Queensland, said Morgan “has already demonstrated throughout his amateur career that he has the game and the work ethic to succeed at the highest level”.
Another Australian Amateur champion, Louis Dobbelaar, also is heading to the Latino tour school, but has not yet turned professional.
Both Dobbelaar and Morgan recently spent time at Cameron Smith’s Jacksonville, Florida home for some mentoring.
Morgan plays out of Royal Queensland but grew up in Hattonvale, in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane, at a golf course owned by his grandparents. In 2014 he enrolled at the Kelvin Grove Golf School of Excellence for Golf in Brisbane, graduated, and then earned a QAS scholarship.
The highlight of his amateur career was his hometown triumph in the Australian Amateur men’s championship at Royal Queensland in January, 2020.
The Latino tour school is at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, just outside Orlando, from 2-5 November.
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