April 13, 2014
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- Oliver Goss was the only amateur to make the 36-hole cut at this year's Masters. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Oliver Goss' final round at the Masters was a formality. He clinched low-amateur honors Friday, when he shot 1-under 71 and became the only amateur to make the 36-hole cut.
Goss, the 2013 U.S. Amateur runner-up, finished at 10-over 298 (76-71-76-75) and is the first Australian to be the Masters' low amateur. His accomplishment came one year after Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters. As the low amateur, Goss will be part of the Masters' trophy ceremony, where Scott will slip the Green Jacket on the winner's shoulders.
"I can't believe it, to be honest with you," said Goss, a Tennessee sophomore from Perth. "To be the first is really quite unbelievable."
He celebrated his 20th birthday Saturday. He also has an exemption into this year's U.S. Open by virtue of his showing at last year's U.S. Amateur. He said he is undecided on when he will turn pro.
"After (the U.S. Open), I'm going to get together with my team and we'll talk about things and just see how everything is," Goss said. "If it's the right time, then it's the right time. But if it isn't then that's fine, too. I'm just looking to turn at the right time because that's really pivotal when you turn professional in your career."