Rutgers Junior Christopher Gotterup continued his stellar play in 2019 by winning the Fighting Irish Classic title on Tuesday in South Bend, Indiana. He finished with a 14-under-par 199 (68-63-68) to win by 8 strokes. It was the first individual championship of his Rutgers career and his final score of 199 tied for the second lowest in the tournament’s history, spurred by a high of 17 birdies over the three days.
Gotterup’s big win comes after he produced two individual titles this past summer when he won the the 99th New Jersey State Golf Association Open Championship and the the 117th Met Amateur Championship, which we covered here. Last Spring, Gotterup finished in fourth place at the Big Ten Championships.
On Wednesday, Gotterup was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week.
As a team, Rutgers finished tied for fourth place out of 14 teams, finishing with an eleven-over-par 863 (284-289-90). RU also finished ahead of other Big Ten programs Michigan State and Michigan, who finished 11th and 12th respectively. The Scarlet Knights finished in 6th place at last spring’s Big Ten Tournament as well. They are back in action on October 20th and 21st at the Quail Valley Collegiate in Vero Beach, Florida in an event hosted by Michigan State.