Goss takes medallist honours for Tennessee

In just the third collegiate start of his career, Western Australian Oliver Goss has claimed a share of the medallist honours at the General Hackler Championship.

After closing the first round with a share of second place, Goss went on to fire back to back even-par rounds of 72 to finish alongside Arkansas’ Taylor Pendrith at 1-under (215) in the 11-team event.

Oliver Goss Oliver Goss (Credit: Anthony Powter)

“It feels great to get my first collegiate win here at Tennessee,” said Goss.

“The key this week was my course management. I hit a lot of fairways thanks to my 2-iron, which was important because there can be trouble if you miss the fairway. I did not putt that great, but played solid all-around”.

“My main goal coming to college was to win tournaments, so I’m on the right track so far,” Goss said after his final round at the TPC of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.

Still only 18-years-old, Goss has proven he has what it takes to make a career out of golf.

As an amateur, Goss won the 2012 WA Open on the Australasian PGA Tour and the Western Australian Amateur in March of the same year.

A month after his WA Open win, Goss was paired with Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell at the Australian Masters, where he finished a respectable T20 on debut.