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The Australian golfing limelight has suddenly swung his way but Cameron Davis is trying to stay as relaxed as possible as he readies for his professional debut at the Queensland Open.

The talented 21-year-old from Sydney's north will get his first taste of life as a pro when he tees off on Thursday at the Brisbane Golf Club.

Davis, last year's national amateur champion, is coming off a dream run over the final stretch of his amateur career.

It culminated with him spearheading Australia's charge at the recent World Amateur Championships in Mexico, where the country claimed the prestigious Eisenhower Trophy for the first time in 20 years.

He also shot rounds of 67, 66, 68 and 68 to reach 17-under-par and win the tournament's top individual honour, becoming only the fifth Aussie to do so.

That netted him an invitation to return to Mayakoba for a start at the US PGA Tour's OHL Classic in November.

Considered one of the Australia's best young prospects, Davis - who missed most of last year's summer of golf due to injury - is taking all the extra attention in his stride and is determined not to let any of it get to his head.

"I think the only reason I played so well in those tournaments was because I was really relaxed and having a good time," Davis told AAP.

"It's that kind of attitude that's going to get me the results I want.

"I understand the media attention isn't always going to be the same as it is this week - it feels like a big deal because I have had a little bit of success leading into it.

"If I can really keep this normal, and enjoy it, I'm sure I'll have a great week."

Davis, who is attempting to qualify for next year's Tour, is curious to see how he'll handle the occasion.

"There's money on the line and all that kind of stuff, but I want to see how well I can put that out of my mind and just go out there and have a good time," he said.

A reasonably strong field awaits in Brisbane, featuring veteran Peter Lonard as well as Jarrod Lyle, a two-time leukaemia survivor who is keen to relaunch his career at home after a rough season in the US.

Also in the mix is 18-year-old Perth amateur Min Woo Lee, the winner of the US Junior Amateur tournament this year and the brother of LPGA Tour star Minjee Lee.

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