Gotterup Returns to NJ After Whirlwind Start to Pro Career

Little Silver’s Chris Gotterup is back in New Jersey after five straight weeks to start his professional golf career. JSZ has the story on the CBA grad and his classmate on the bag who is making big noise on the PGA Tour!


Chris Gotterup closed out his college career at the NCAA Championships and quickly turned to his pro career and an outstanding month saw him make national headlines. The former CBA golfer went from Rutgers to Oklahoma University for his fifth year which vaulted him to the Haskins and Jack Nicklaus award as the top collegiate golfer. Gotterup went on to qualify and make the cut at the US Open for his first pro paycheck. His top-5 finish at the John Deere Classic earned him nearly $320,000. Gotterup finished one shot short of earning a spot in the field in the British Open (the top 3 at the John Deere earned a British Open invite). Instead of playing across the Atlantic at St. Andrews, Gotterup is enjoying his time back in New Jersey as he gears up for another run of tournaments thanks to sponsor exemptions on the PGA Tour. Jersey Sports Zone caught up with Gotterup at his home course (Rumson Country Club) and talked with his best friend and caddy Ryan O’Connor about an incredible start to his professional career.


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