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Chris Gotterup finishes even par at NCAA Regionals

The senior was the first Rutgers golfer to qualify since 2005.

(Ben Solomon/Rutgers Athletics)

Rutgers senior Chris Gotterup finished tied for 20th place out of 75 golfers at this week’s 2021 NCAA Kingston Springs East Regional on Wednesday at the Golf Club of Tennessee. Gotterup was the first Scarlet Knight to compete at an NCAA Regional in 16 years.

After a three-under-par 68 on Monday that was the third lowest single round score at the event, Gotterup struggled on Tuesday finishing with a three-over-par 74. However, he bounced back on Wednesday, playing an even par 71 to finish at even par through the three round NCAA Regional. His final score was 213 (68-74-71), tying for 20th place in what was a solid showing on the national stage.

Gotterup helped bolster Rutgers men’s golf the past few years under head coach Rob Shutte. He earned All-Big Ten honors three times including 2019-2020 Big Ten Player of the Year and All-America honors as well. The senior finished in a tie for sixth earlier this month at the Big Ten Championships after posting a tournament best four-under-par 68 on the final day. Gotterup is currently ranked No. 36 in the latest PGA Tour University rankings and his season has now concluded by not advancing past the NCAA Regionals.

The Scarlet Knights earned the top ranking in the Northeast region this past season and are ranked No. 90 nationally per Golfstat. They also finished eighth in the Big Ten Championships this past spring.