Tennessee's Oliver Goss honored as low amateur at the Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tennessee sophomore Oliver Goss had one memorable week at the Masters.
On Sunday, Goss ended his week in Butler Cabin seated beside two Masters champions, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson, as he was honored as the 2014 Masters low amateur.
The native of Perth, Australia made the cut on Friday, becoming the lone amateur to make the cut at Augusta National. In the process, Goss became the winner of the Silver Cup awarded to the week's low amateur at the Masters.
Goss is the first Australian to win the Silver Cup and the first Australian to be the low amateur at the Masters since Jim Ferrier in 1940.
"I can't believe it, to be honest with you," said Goss. "I heard that I might be the second, but to be the first is really quite unbelievable."
Goss entered the weekend with a 36-hole total of 147 (+3) and finished with an overall score of 298 (+10), shooting a 76 and 75 over the weekend. Goss finished the Masters in 49th place.
Goss experienced numerous highlights during his first Masters week. In addition to making the cut, Goss played with his childhood hero Adam Scott on Tuesday, had his girlfriend and mother caddie his Par 3 Contest on Wednesday and celebrated his 20th birthday on Saturday. The crowd even sang 'Happy Birthday' to Goss as he walked off the No. 18 green on Saturday.
"I've been down here for exactly 10 days, and I'm absolutely exhausted," said Goss. "I really respect these [Tour professionals] for what they do."
Throughout the week, Goss frequently cited the overwhelming support received from his home country of Australia and the University of Tennessee.
"I felt very supported this week. I had all my family and friends here, and all the fans. It's been great."