23 Jan 2020 | Amateur golf |

Team Scott primed for week in US

by Golf Australia

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Elvis Smylie, June Song, Jordan Jung & Keeley Marx. (Clockwise from top-left)

- By Justin Falconer

Four of our future stars will represent their country next week in Arizona – but they’ll also be playing for Australian legend Adam Scott.

The Major Champs Invitational, a three-day stroke play event at Lookout Mountain Golf Club, brings together some of the world’s top school-aged talent.

Team Scott is one of 18 sides teeing it up from next Monday, made up of reigning Aus Junior champion Elvis Smylie of the Gold Coast, WA’s Jordan Jung, Victorian Keeley Marx and NSW’s June Song.

The quartet will play three rounds of stroke play as a part of the 72-strong field that is the brainchild of six-time major champions Sir Nick Faldo.

Reigning Australian Junior champion Elvis Smylie, who is fresh off a brilliant run to the quarter finals at the Australian Amateur last week, will head to the US as one of the in-form players.

“It’s always an honour to represent the green and gold wherever I go,” Smylie said. “I’m really excited to play in such an international event because it gives me an opportunity to improve and learn on the world stage. “I’m playing some really great golf at the moment and I’m really excited to keep that going.” As well as enjoying clinics and Q&A sessions with Faldo and other major champions, the rising stars will head to the Phoenix Open next Friday to catch the second round of one of the PGA Tour’s marquee events.

“The Phoenix Open has always been one of the top events on the PGA Tour that’s always brought a great field,” Smylie said. “It’ll be nice to see some of the Aussie players there, too.”

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