Ott Wins Wisconsin Open Again

Vandy senior repeats in home state

KOHLER, Wis. — Harrison Ott is the Wisconsin State Open champion again.

Vanderbilt’s senior standout finished 12-under-par at the annual event on the Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin. Ott started play Wednesday five strokes back before shooting 136 over 36 holes to win the event by four strokes.

A native of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Ott became the first amateur to claim back-to-back Wisconsin State Open championships since Bob Brue in 1958 and 1959 – Ott won the 2020 event by six shots at Blue Mound Golf and Country Club. He also won the Wisconsin State Amateur championship in 2018 and helped Marquette High School claim the 2017 WIAA Division 1 state title while finishing runner-up as an individual.

“I was really excited to play. I really love this course,” Ott told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I remember I played here once when I was 16, at the time it was like my favorite course I’ve played. It’s still up there but it was part of the reason I wanted to come back and play.”

Ott will return to Nashville next week to help the Commodores prepare for the 2020-21 season which begins Sept. 3 in Pebble Beach, California.