Walker star Cutler set to make pro debut in Austria

Paul Cutler
Paul Cutler secured 3.5 points out of 4 in the Walker Cup

Walker Cup hero Paul Cutler will make his professional debut in next week's Austrian Open in Atzenbrugg.

The 22-year-old Portstewart player was the top scorer in Europe's victory over the USA at Royal Abredeen last week.

Cutler, who will have caddie Phil 'Wobbly' Morbey on his bag, has joined the Horizon management group which also has Graeme McDowell on its books.

Cutler will also play in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland as he attempts to secure his tour card.

"It's great to get such good opportunities to play straight away, I couldn't ask for a better start," said Cutler.

His manager Conor Ridge is hoping to secure additional invitations to the Portugal Masters, Andalucia Valderrama Masters and Barclays Singapore Open.

Cutler, the leading amateur at the Irish Open last month, is a former winner of the Lytham Trophy and the West of Ireland Amateur.