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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
OKLAHOMA SENIOR CHRIS GOTTERUP WINS 2022 FRED HASKINS AWARD PRESENTED BY STIFEL
Recognizing the Most Outstanding Male NCAA Division I College Golfer, Gotterup Finished the Regular Season as Top-Ranked College Golfer in the Country
Live Coverage of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Continues Today and Wednesday on GOLF Channel
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 31, 2022 – Oklahoma senior Chris Gotterup was announced today as the winner of the prestigious 2022 Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel, recognizing the most outstanding male NCAA Division I college golfer for the 2021-22 season. The announcement was made today by Brian Stubbs, executive director of the Fred Haskins Foundation, and Ron Kruszewski, Chairman and CEO of Stifel.
Gotterup, a fifth-year senior who is the top-ranked NCAA DI men’s college golfer in both the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, transferred to Oklahoma from Rutgers for the 2021-22 season. He carded victories at the East Lake Cup and the Puerto Rico Classic, and recorded eight top-10 finishes in 12 events overall, highlighted by his two victories, a runner-up finish at the Big 12 Championship and two top-3 finishes. Gotterup finished in fifth place at 1-over par at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Individual Championships on Monday, and advances to team match play competition with his Oklahoma teammates that begins today.
“I’m kind of lost for words. Looking at all of these names on here, to be associated with these names is awesome,” said Gotterup upon receiving the award. “I never thought I would be here. This just gives 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.
“I wouldn’t be here without my four years at Rutgers,” continued Gotterup. “It really changed who I was, coming from a lost freshman to maturing as a senior. And now having the opportunity with the COVID year to play for Coach Hybl has been a dream journey for sure. I just wat play the best I can and see where it takes me.”
“Stifel has been a proud supporter of the Fred Haskins Award for more than a decade, and we are honored to announce Chris Gotterup as this year’s award winner,” said Ron Kruszewski, Chairman and CEO of Stifel. “We salute Chris’ achievements both on the golf course and in the classroom throughout his collegiate career, and we wish him the best as he continues his journey in golf.”
“Chris is an outstanding individual on and off the course who has excelled under the challenges of a couple of unconventional college golf seasons, and we are honored to have him join the distinguished class of Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel winners,” said Brian Stubbs, executive director of the Fred Haskins Foundation. “I would like to extend my sincere thank you to all of the players, coaches, sports information directors and members of the college golf media for their support.”
Chris Gotterup, Senior, Oklahoma (2021-2022 season)
Ranking: Golfstat – 1 | Golfweek – 1
Wins: 2 (East Lake Cup, Puerto Rico Classic)
Regular season results: Win – East Lake Cup, Puerto Rico Classic; T-3, Colonial Collegiate, T-3 Maridoe Collegiate Invitational; T-4, Thunderbird Collegiate; T-9, NIT; T-14, Carmel Cup; T-16, Calusa Cup; T-50, Southern Highlands Collegiate. Score vs. par of -1.69 in 2021-22 is third-lowest in Oklahoma history. Finished as low amateur (T7) at the Puerto Rico Open on the PGA TOUR.
Post-season results: Second, Big 12 Championship; T-9, NCAA Norman Regional; Fifth, NCAA Individual Stroke Play Championship.
Other results and achievements (2017-2021 – Rutgers): 2019-20 Big Ten Player of the Year; 2020 NCAA Division I PING Third-Team All-American; 2020 Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American; Owns Rutgers school records in scoring average, par-3 scoring, par-4 scoring, par-5 scoring and number of par or better rounds.
GOLF Channel’s live coverage of the NCAA Golf Championships continues today and tomorrow with the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships team match play competition in primetime. Complete information about GOLF Channel’s television coverage of the NCAA Golf Championships can be found HERE.
Voting for the 2022 Haskins Award presented by Stifel was compiled and verified by the Fred Haskins Foundation, which oversees the award. Current NCAA D1 men’s golfers, men’s coaches, men’s golf sports information directors (SID’s) and college golf media are eligible to vote. Past winners of the Haskins Award have captured 33 major championships and more than 400 professional tournament victories around the world. Past recipients include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Ben Crenshaw and Justin Thomas. Florida State’s John Pak was the recipient of the 2021 Haskins Award.
About the Fred Haskins Award
Celebrating its 52nd year, the Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel has been given to players who have captured 33 major championships and more than 400 professional tournaments around the world. Past recipients include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ben Crenshaw, and Justin Thomas. John Pak (FSU) won the 51st Haskins Award in 2021. The Fred Haskins Award is the oldest individual college golf award and the only award to be voted on by players, coaches, golf SID’s, and select golf media. Golf Channel and Golfweek are media partners for the Fred Haskins Award. More information on the Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel at www.haskinsaward.com.
Stifel, one of the nation’s leading wealth management and investment banking firms, serves as the presenting sponsor of both the ANNIKA and Haskins Awards, recognizing annually the most outstanding NCAA Division I female and male college golfers. Stifel also serves as a presenting sponsor for the NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships on GOLF Channel.
About Fred Haskins and the Haskins Foundation
From the seaside town of Liverpool to a quaint Donald Ross course in Georgia, Fred Haskins built a reputation for mentoring young golfers. Haskins was head professional at the Country Club of Columbus for 34 years, recommended for the position by the legendary Bobby Jones. His proteges learned the game in Saturday morning classes that cost a nickel. They went on to win more than 150 collegiate and amateur tournaments. Haskins, a master club-maker as well, died in 1981. Since its formation in 1971, the Haskins Foundation has been devoted to amateur golf and the presentation of the Haskins Award. This coveted trophy honors the year’s outstanding college golfer and the memory of Fred Haskins, an obscure club pro that spent his life nurturing and mentoring amateur golfers. The foundation, based in Columbus, Ga., oversees the voting conducted among college golfers, coaches and golf media.
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