20 year old Oliver Goss, who finished runner-up to England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick in the 2013 US Amateur Golf Championship, has announced today he will forego his remaining two years of collegiate eligibility and enter the ranks of professional golf.

The native of Perth, Australia, is the University of Tennessee’s all-time leader in career stroke average. He also won the Silver Cup as the low amateur at the 2014 US Masters, making a post-tournament appearance during the Butler Cabin ceremony.

Goss competed in his final event as an amateur at the 2014 U.S. Open, missing the cut despite shooting a first round 71 (+1).

During his time at the University of Tennessee, Goss earned first-team All-SEC honors, All-SEC Freshman Team acclaim, he made back-to-back PING All-Region teams, was a third-team PING All-American, was named a Golfweek third-team All-American.

Goss, was named to both the Ben Hogan Award Watch List and GolfWorld’s Top-50 list.

Goss compiled nine top-10 and five top-25 finishes in 19 total events as a Vol. He posted a career 71.88 scoring average with 26 rounds of par or better. He was the champion of the General Hackler Championship and the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate.

The 20-year-old will make his pro debut this week at the PGA Tour Travelers Championship 2014 in Cromwell, Conn., USA.

Source: University of Tennessee


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