Oklahoma's Chris Gotterup wins Haskins Award
31 May 2022
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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Chris Gotterup of Oklahoma (Oklahoma Athletics photo)
Chris Gotterup of Oklahoma (Oklahoma Athletics photo)

Oklahoma senior Chris Gotterup has been named the winner of the Haskins Award, given annually to the nation's top player.

Gotterup becomes the first Sooner to win the nation's most prestigious individual honor, first awarded in 1971. The award is voted on by coaches, players and national media.

"I'm kind of lost for words. Looking at all of these names on here, to be associated with them is awesome," said Gotterup upon receiving the award. "I never thought I would be here. This just gives me another notch on the belt that you can do it, and to be on the same list of people who are Hall of Famers in the game is really cool. This is surreal to be honest, and it has been a great journey."

Gotterup, a fifth-year senior who transferred to Oklahoma from Rutgers for his final season, is the unanimous No. 1 collegiate golfer in the country per the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. He posted victories at the East Lake Cup and Puerto Rico Classic this season and a runner-up finish at the Big 12 Championship. This week at the NCAA Championships, he finished one stroke off the champion, earning a share of fifth in the nation's most challenging field.

The Little Silver, N.J., product helped lead Oklahoma to a school record-tying seven wins in 2021-22, including the program's 18th conference championship. In addition, he guided the Sooners to their sixth consecutive NCAA match play quarterfinals, where OU will seek to advance through the bracket and win its third national championship.

Oklahoma Athletic Communications contributed to this report

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