Rising junior Chris Gotterup has had a memorable summer on the links, as the Rutgers golfer won the 117th Met Amateur Championship this past weekend at Hudson National Golf Club in Hudson, New York. The Tournament format was single elimination match play and Gotterup, representing Rumson Country Club, was the no. 3 seed. He defeated Penn State’s Ryan Davis, who represented New Jersey National Golf Club by producing a birdie on the 13th hole, to take a seven stroke lead with five holes to play, ending the Championship round.
The winning moment— Metropolitan Golf Association (@MGA1897) August 4, 2019
Chris Gotterup birdied his last hole to earn his first Met Amateur victory.
Recap, highlights and interview to come.
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Chris Gotterup shares his thoughts on winning the 117th Met Amateur and what was going through his mind during the match.— Metropolitan Golf Association (@MGA1897) August 5, 2019
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This was the second individual title that Gotterup has won this summer, as he won the 99th New Jersey State Golf Association Open Championship in late July at Trump National golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Gotterup’s sterling play this summer comes after a spring season at Rutgers in which he tied for fourth place at the Big Ten Championships. He became the first RU golfer named to the All-Big Ten Championships Team and was named Second Team All-Big Ten for the 2019 season overall.
Overall, Rutgers men’s golf is certainly on the rise. After a program best sixth place finish at the 2019 Big Ten Championships and the top four finishers returning next season, in addition to Gotterup’s strong summer, they also will welcome incoming freshman Xavier Marcoux. The Massachusetts native who attended Montverde Academy in Florida, won two individual titles this summer, winning both the USGA Andover qualifier and the 90th New England Golf Association Amateur this past July. Head coach Rob Schutte certainly has a lot of talent to work with and seems to have the program trending upward in the Big Ten moving forward.