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Draper on course

27/10/2003 08:54:13 PM Comments (0)

Australian Davis Cup tennis player Scott Draper is on course to make his tournament golf debut next month.

Draper will play in the $100,000 Queensland PGA at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast where he shot a four-under-par 68 during a practice round on Monday.

However, the 98th-ranked singles player in the world, and one-handicapper, said a dramatic career change was not in the offing just yet.

"I love golf and I'll try to get into it when my tennis days are over but tennis is still very much the priority," Draper, 29, said.

"The course is going to be a lot harder by the time the tournament comes around. The greens will be a lot harder and faster and it's going to take something like 20 under to win.

"I'll be nowhere near that but I'm just looking forward to getting out there and having a hit. The days can't come quick enough."

Draper has played three singles matches for Australia in Davis Cup competition and claimed the 1998 Queens Club title on the way to a career-high world ranking of 42.

The left-hander said he still had numerous goals to achieve on the tennis court but had a plan in mind when came time to hand up the racquet.

"Whether I'm good enough to go pro I don't know. When tennis is over I'll get to the driving range and get help with a professional coach and have a real go," Draper said.

"I know what it takes to be a good sportsman but I don't know what it takes to be a good golfer but I don't want to be sitting back when I'm in my 40s or 50s wishing I had a go."

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