And that's exactly what teenage amateur Elvis Smylie plans on doing after surging into contention for the Stonehaven Cup with a classy second round four-under-par 67.

"I’m excited with today's round so the next couple of days … just keep making some putts and giving myself opportunities and see what happens," Smylie said when asked if he seriously believed he could win the Open.

"Yeah, I've been working towards it. I'm not really overwhelmed. I'm just taking it one shot at a time and see what happens."

The son of former tennis grand slam quarter-finalist Liz Smylie, the 17-year-old left-hander is bidding to become the first amateur champion since Aaron Baddeley 20 years ago.

But it's a more recent young champion in 2017 winner Cameron Davis who's providing inspiration.

RIGHT: Elvis Smylie plays an approach shot during his second round at the Australian Open. PHOTO: Getty Images.

"I mean, Cam's a rookie pro, as you'd like to say, so he was once in my footsteps and he's been playing some really good golf," Smylie said after ending the second round at five under and five shots behind halfway leader Matt Jones.

"He's definitely someone I've looked up to these last couple of years and it's definitely a sign that I can do the exact same as him."

Smylie earned his Open debut courtesy of his victory in this year's Australian Boys Amateur Championship.

He's already drawn a large following for his famous name as much for his obvious talent.

"All the Elvis Presley puns - 'caught in a trap' and stuff - I'm used to, but they're very funny," he said while hoping not to get caught in too many traps over the weekend.

"I've received a lot of good luck and all the best during the week, so it's definitely helped.

"I guess it will settle my nerves knowing that there are people back home that are supporting me and just egging me on.

"It's been a great experience and I'm just looking forward to playing over the weekend."

– Darren Walton, Australian Associated Press.