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UT sophomore wins low amateur award at the Masters

By Jordan Conigliaro, jconigliaro@wcyb.com
Published On: Apr 13 2014 10:09:39 PM CDT
AUGUSTA, Ga. -

University of Tennessee sophomore golfer Oliver Goss won the Silver Cup award at the Masters Sunday. The award goes to the amateur with the lowest score.

Goss ended his week in Butler Cabin seated beside two Masters champions, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson.

The native of Perth, Australia made the Masters cut on Friday, becoming the lone amateur to make the cut at Augusta National.

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.

Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years.
    
Watson claimed another green jacket by shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round Sunday, fending off Jordan Spieth's bid to become the youngest major champion since 1931.
    
The 20-year-old Texan led by two shots heading to the eighth hole, but the tournament changed suddenly.
    
Watson made two straight birdies, Spieth took back-to-back bogeys - and just like that, Watson was up by two strokes at the turn.
    
The left-hander led the rest of the way, adding to the 2012 title he won in more spectacular fashion with a playoff victory. The winning score was 8-under 280.
    
Spieth finished with a 72, his worst score of the week. He was 283 overall, tied with Sweden's Jonas Blixt.