SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – University of Notre Dame men’s golfer Hunter Ostrom started his summer play with a huge boost of momentum, claiming the Southwestern Amateur championship on Saturday. The rising senior shot a 264 (-16), including a final round 65, winning the tournament by three strokes.
The Southwestern Am, now in its 104th year, was held on the Cochise course at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event consisted of four rounds in four days, in which Ostrom shot a 66-65-68-65.
“I would like to thank my caddy, Phil, who was on the bag this week, and of course my parents. I couldn’t do it without them. The win feels awesome and my game feels great right now, but still some room for improvement. I have a few more events coming up that I would like to play well in, so I’ll build on this confidence moving forward.”
One of the main highlights of the tournament was undoubtedly Ostrom’s hole-in-one on No. 2 from 181 yards out in the second round. Fast forward to Saturday’s final round and Ostrom only boasted a two-stroke lead with two to play. Yet, the Idaho native capped his championship with flair, birdieing the final hole to finish 16-under par.
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