AJ Ott to make yet another appearance for CSU on the big stage

Luke Zahlmann

Colorado State men’s golf mainstay AJ Ott qualified for his second consecutive invite to the U.S Amateur Tournament taking place at the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Club.

Ott sealed his entry into the 2018 U.S. Amateur with his runner-up finish at the qualifier that took place at Fort Collins Country Club, July 2. Ott was one of three players to capture a place in the Pebble Beach event.


The trip to the famed golf club will take place from Aug. 13-19 where Ott will compete against top collegiate talent.  

Ott shot a 7-under 133 in the two-round event, including a clutch final day of the tournament as he shot a competition-best 5-under 65 on the day. In the opening round, Ott posted a 2-under 68 that included four birdies and two bogeys.

He upped the ante in the final day with seven birdies and a similar two bogeys. The day including a stretch of five birdies on the opening nine to start the day with a 4-under 31, setting the stage for a continued run into another amateur tournament.

This will be his second consecutive appearance in the tournament, having tied for second in last year’s qualifier at Fort Collins Country Club. He came within a single stroke of going on to match play at the top national event.

Collegian Sports Director Luke Zahlmann can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @lukezahlmann.