2018 Wisconsin State Amateur | Harrison Ott

2018 Wisconsin State Amateur | Harrison Ott, champion

PEBBLE BEACH, California — Harrison Ott did his work early Tuesday, so early, in fact, that the Brookfield golfer wasn't certain if it would be enough to earn him another day inside the ropes at the 118th U.S. Amateur Championship.

Ott shot his second straight 73 and walked off the 18th green at Spyglass Hill GC to the uncertainty of where his 1-over-par 146 ranked among the 312 golfers competing in amateur golf's most prestigious championship. By the end of the day, it placed the Vanderbilt golfer 46th in the 36-hole stroke-play qualifying for the match-play portion of the seven-day event, helping Ott avoid a 24-man playoff Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. for the last of 64 berths.

"As I walked off the course, I thought playoff was certain," Ott wrote in an email to Wisconsin.Golf. "And I started hearing from people that I was (in the) playoff, at worst, which is (Wednesday) so I just got a late lunch with my family and didn’t look at scores until like 7:45 p.m. when I saw that I had a nice chance of even avoiding a playoff."

Ott, 19, was hoping for another shot at the famed Pebble Beach GL, where he made six bogeys and four birdies Monday.

The reigning Wisconsin State Amateur champion felt he was a bit sharper Tuesday. He had five bogeys and four birdies, but played his last six holes in 1-under to advance.

"(Tuesday) was a little better physically than (Monday), but on a tougher course so I had to really grind both rounds," Ott wrote. "I really hit a nice wedge into (No.) 14 that I just missed the (birdie) putt on and that sparked a birdie on 15 and a strong finish."

Ott will need to ride the momentum of his finish into the first round of match play where he will face Southern Cal standout Jason Suh.

As a junior for the Trojans, Suh won five times and earned the No. 1 ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin collegiate poll. A 19th-place finish at the NCAA Division I Stockton regional denied him a trip to the NCAA Championships, motivating him for a summer that has featured a victory at the Northeast Amateur, an 11th-place finish at the Sunnehanna Amateur and a 25th-place showing at the Pacific Coast Amateur. He also played on the victorious U.S. squad at the Arnold Palmer Cup matches featuring the world's top collegians and earned an exemption into the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour.

"I need to drive it like I did (Tuesday) at Pebble (Beach) in match play," Ott wrote. "Not really any strategy difference, but just making sure I have a belief that I’m going to win."

Fond du Lac's Joe Du Chateau, a former UW-Green Bay golfer, shot 74 at Pebble Beach and came the closest to joining Ott in match play. He finished at 3-over 149, finishing two shots out of the playoff.

Current University of Wisconsin golfer Brett Robinson struggled to a 77 for a 150 total while two-time defending Ray Fischer State Aamateur champion Jack Schullts shot 78 and finished at 156, former Badgers golfer Kevin Tassistro shot 78 and finished at 158 and Greendale's Nate Thomson, a Belmont University golfer, shot 82 and finished at 168.


WISCONSIN LEADER BOARD
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 MC Jack Schultz+13F-SH+67878156
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