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Rising star Curtis Luck has broken the Royal Perth Golf Club course record to claim the Strokeplay Medal at the State Amateur championships today.

Luck trailed by six shots over Royal Perth course superintendent Michael Dennis going into today, but quickly made up ground with a six-under-par opening nine holes that featured four straight birdies from the third to the sixth and an eagle on the ninth.

He ended with a nine-under round of 63, beating the previous best of 65.

Luck won the WA Amateur medal by four strokes over Dennis, who finished second at five under, with Min Woo Lee a further stroke back at four under.

Luck will take the No.1 seed into the WA Amateur Matchplay, where he will play the No.16 seed in the opening round tomorrow.

World No.32 amateur Jarryd Felton finished in a tie for seventh at par, after bouncing back from a four-over opening round to shoot 68 yesterday.

Luck said he couldn't put his performance down to any one factor.

"I hit it really good," he said. "Putted obviously unbelievable. The goal was to just go out and have a good round and make the matchplay and go from there, but it obviously went further than that."

Mt Lawley youngster Hannah Green defeated her best friend Alyssa Keir in a three-hole play-off to claim the women's medal and top seeding going into matchplay.

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