Wisconsin Open: Harrison Ott gains momentum with win
19 Aug 2020
by Brayden Conover of

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Harrison Ott (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Harrison Ott (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Vanderbilt’s Harrison Ott capped off his hot summer with one more win at the 100th Wisconsin State Open.

The rising senior put an end to non-amateur Dan Woltman’s attempt to make it a three-peat at the Wisconsin Open as Woltman finished six-shots behind Ott in a tie for second.

“I think I’ve figured out better what I need to play well,” Ott told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’ve been putting really well. I think that’s what’s pushed me over the edge this week and today.”

After making it to match play at the Western Amateur in June and making a run to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur last week, Ott ends his summer on a high note and continues to build momentum into the SEC collegiate fall season.

Closing his fifth event of the summer with a ‘w’, Ott now has a moment to catch his breath before heading back to Nashville to begin his senior season for the Commodores.

"I was home a good bit, just playing with my dad and his buddies and some of my buddies," Ott said. "Which was cool, I haven't really had time to do that.

With rounds of 67-67-68-68, Ott cruised to a six-shot victory over Woltman and fellow amateur Christopher Colla who both finished in a tie for second at 4-under.

"I was trying to slow down just to keep my mind where my body was,” Ott said. "It was definitely a grind. I think we were all slowing down a good bit at the end.”

With the win, Ott can now place the Wisconsin Open trophy next to the Wisconsin Amateur trophy he won back in 2018.

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ABOUT THE Wisconsin State Open

72-Hole Stroke Play Competition with an open qualifier preceding the championship. First contested in 1919. A 36 hole cut will be made after Round 2 is completed. The low 60 and ties will make the cut.

Open to any legal resident of the State of Wisconsin. Any non-exempt player attempting to qualify must reside in the State of Wisconsin for a minimum of three months during the calendar year.

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