NORMAN – Forming the best double in college golf, the Oklahoma Men’s Golf Seniors chris gotterup and Logan McAllister have been named to the Spring Watch List for the Haskins Prize, the awards committee announced Monday.
The Haskins Award has been given annually to the nation’s best golfer since 1972, and its winners have won 32 major championships. Gotterup and McAllister’s appearance on the list makes top-ranked Oklahoma the only school in the nation with two student-athletes vying for the nation’s top individual trophy.
Gotterup, who moved to Oklahoma this season after a four-year career with Rutgers, is having one of the best seasons in program history. The Little Silver, NJ product has the fourth-lowest scoring average to average in OU history this season, scoring -1.73 per round. He equals McAllister with a team record of 10 rounds in the ’60s and had seven top-20 finishes in nine events, highlighted by victories at the East Lake Cup and the Puerto Rico Classic. His 20-under victory at the Puerto Rico Classic earned him a spot at the Puerto Rico Open on the PGA Tour in April, where he made the cut and finished as a weak amateur tied for seventh. square.
McAllister, the program’s all-time leader in career scoring average (71.09, -0.33), is on the Haskins Watch List for the second year in a row. A product of Oklahoma City, he has seven top 20 finishes in eight tournaments this season, propelled by a victory to open the season at the Carmel Cup. His 2021-22 scoring average against a -1.79 par would be the third-lowest in program history if the season ended today. The senior, who made his professional debut at the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open earlier this month, needs one more win to match Anthony Kim’s school record of five career wins.
Both are in the top 15 of the PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking, which would give them professional status after the conclusion of the NCAA Championship. McAllister is fourth on the list while Gotterup enters the week ranked 14th. The top five will earn a Korn Ferry Tour membership, and players finishing sixth through 15th will earn a PGA TOUR international tour membership. The Sooners clinched three spots in the top 15 last year, with Jonathan Brightwell, Quad Cummins and Garett Reband all earning status.
This weekend, both All-Americans return to action when OU tees off in the regular-season closing Thunderbird Collegiate at Papago Golf Club in Tempe, Arizona. The Sooners, currently the top-ranked team in the nation, will then be ready for NCAA Regionals, scheduled for May 15-18.
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Ludvig Aberg, technician from Texas
Sam Bennett, Texas A&M
Fred Biondi, Florida
Michael Brennan, Wake Forest
Adrien Dumont from Chassart, Illinois
Pierceson Coody, TX
Palmer Jackson, Notre Dame
Frederik Kjettrup, State of Florida
Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, Oklahoma State
RJ Manke, Washington
Trent Phillips, Georgia
Cameron Sisk, Arizona State
Michael Thorbjornsen, Stanford