The limelight may not agree with Zach Murray but the boom amateur golfer admits he will have to get used to it if he decides to turn professional after this week's Queensland Open.
Murray will sit down next week to determine when he will enter the pro ranks after the Victorian got a taste of the high life with a breakthrough WA Open victory last weekend.
The 21-year-old admitted he has struggled to get his head right for the Queensland Open, with his phone "about to explode" after his two-shot win in Perth.
However, Murray said he would need to learn to embrace the hype when he turns professional – which may be sooner rather than later.
He is mulling over a decision after the WA Open win earned him full status on the PGA Tour of Australasia until the end of the 2019 season if he opted to turn pro.
"It is a bit tempting (to turn pro). There are a lot of carrots dangling down but I will sit down next week and make a plan for the rest of the year," Murray told AAP.
"It's been tough the last couple of days with a lot of media and just saying thank you to everyone.
"It is a bit tempting (to turn pro). There are a lot of carrots dangling down but I will sit down next week and make a plan for the rest of the year.” – Zach Murray
"It's been difficult to manage and it's the first time I have had to do it so it is a great learning experience for me.
"It's what comes with success and I am more than happy to embrace it, take it on as a challenge."
Murray's head may be spinning but he is confident of again threatening the pros at the Queensland Open – won by good mate and fellow amateur Brett Coletta in 2016 – with an eye on mid-November's Australian Open.
"The confidence is high," Murray said.
"I am trying to calm things down a little bit.
"I have never had to do this before so don't know what to expect … but the form hasn't gone anywhere."
The Queensland Open's field also includes PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit leader Daniel Nisbet, Web.com Tour player Rhein Gibson and the first woman to contest the event – 19-year-old Becky Kay.
- Laine Clark, Australian Associated Press