U.S. Amateur and Asia-Pacific Amateur champion Curtis Luck will play the Australian PGA Championship alongside Adam Scott in December.

Curtis Luck2016 has been a dream year for the 20-year-old West Australian, in May Luck won his state open title; the WA Open on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, in August he became just the second Australian to win the coveted U.S. Amateur Championship and backed it up with a victory at the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship last week.

But the best part of his season is still ahead of him; Luck will be partnered alongside World Number 6 Adam Scott for the opening two rounds of the Australian PGA Championship to be played from 1-4 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.

"The thought of playing with Adam Scott is a bit surreal, I am so grateful to the PGA of Australia for giving me the opportunity," said Luck.

"Adam is a player I have always admired and aspired to be like. To play two rounds with him at the Australian PGA Championship will be amazing."

It's a dream pairing for Luck, playing alongside Australia's first Masters Champion, just four months before he tees it up at Augusta National himself for the 2017 Masters Tournament.

"I will be concentrating on my game just like Adam will be his, but hopefully there will be an opportunity to pick his brains about Augusta," added Luck.

"Preparing for The Masters is one of my key focuses and who better to learn from than Adam!"

Already a winner on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia in 2016, Luck is a welcomed addition to the Australian PGA Championship field.

"Curtis has already shown he has what it takes to mix it with some of Australia's leading Tour Professionals. He won the WA Open earlier this year after finishing runner-up in 2015," said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.

"Since then Curtis has shown the world his immense talent and he is by far one of the most exciting young Australian prospects."

"We look forward to welcoming Curtis to the Australian PGA Championship in December and barring any extenuating circumstance hope by pairing Curtis with Adam we assist him to develop and grow as a player."

The Australian PGA Championship is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland's It's Live! in Queensland major events calendar.

The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December with tickets on sale via Ticketek.

For more information about the Australian PGA Championship please contact Olivia McMillan, Media and Communications Manager, PGA of Australia on 0425 702 153 or omcmillan@pga.org.au.

About the Australian PGA Championship:

Australia's most energetic golf tournament, the Australian PGA Championship is back at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December.

Local hero and World Number 6 Adam Scott will headline a stellar list of Australian and international players from all over the globe.

The 2016 tournament will feature an array of entertainment on and off the course, but it's the Soniq Million Dollar Hole where the tournament really comes alive. While players aim to ace their way to a big pay day, fans will be celebrating in the sun with great food, music and entertainment.

A festival of golf the Australian PGA Championship week also includes the Cobra Puma Orange Crush Kids Day, Greg Norman Medal and Summer Soiree; the Aussie PGA is where everyone plays!

The Australian PGA Championship is the PGA of Australia's flagship event; co-sanctioned by the European Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. The tournament honour roll features an incredible list of past champions including Adam Scott (2013) Greg Chalmers (2014 & 2011,) Peter Senior (2010,) and Geoff Ogilvy (2008).

The Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as well as the City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Tourism proudly supports the Australian PGA Championship.