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Gotterup Claims PGA TOUR Victory

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (May 12, 2024) -- The 2019 Met Amateur champion and MGA Player of the Year Chris Gotterup secured his first career PGA TOUR victory on Sunday, winning the inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic by six shots at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

Related: Myrtle Beach Classic Results

Thanks to rounds of 66-64-65 through the opening three rounds, Gotterup entered Sunday with a four-shot lead. Despite a sluggish start with back-to-back bogeys, Gotterup responded just as he needed to, going birdie-eagle-birdie over his next three holes.

“If I’m going to make a bogey, I’m going to get my head screwed back on straight, at least attempt to, and then bounce back," said Gotterup of his start.

After four pars to close his opening nine, Gotterup maintained his sizable lead, making four birdies and two bogeys on his final nine to end the championship at 22-under-par, six clear of the field.

"It definitely hasn't sunk in yet," said Gotterup, who was playing in his 27th PGA TOUR event. "But I just want to thank everyone this week for the support. What a great first event."

With the win, Gotterup earned a spot in the PGA Championship. "This is a big notch on the belt, but I feel like I have a lot of room to improve, as well, which is the fun part about it."

Gotterup earned his PGA TOUR card after finishing No. 23 on last year's Korn Ferry Tour Points List. He competed four years at Rutgers University before concluding his collegiate career at Oklahoma University, where he was the 2022 Haskins Award recipient as the player of the year in college golf.

Fellow New Jerseyan's Ryan McCormick and Max Greyserman also made the weekend in Myrtle Beach. McCormick carded a final round 64 to shoot up the leaderboard and finish tied for fourth, while Greyserman finished the championship tied for 40th.

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