The Aussie Ace
Oliver Goss

May 24, 2013


As the Tennessee men's golf team prepares for the NCAA Championship, let's take a look at one of the reasons for the Vols' recent success.

Australian Oliver Goss arrived on Rocky Top just five months ago, but he has already proved to be a pivotal piece in head coach Jim Kelson's attack.

Recently, writer Bruce Young caught up with Goss before last weekend's NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. They spoke to the Perth, Australia native in an in-depth interview on his experiences in Big Orange Country.

"Tennessee has been fantastic to me and I just love it here. I started playing well at the start of the year then my putting let me down. But we have sorted that out recently and I have begun to post some good numbers," Goss said.

Goss went on to talk about what made him choose the University of Tennessee as his collegiate destination.

"For me there were several factors, but the practice facilities at Tennessee were very crucial in my decision. Everything is here for you, but it is up to you to take advantage of it. Great coaches, a range where you can hit balls all day, Trackman available at all times, PuttLab, etc. It is up to you and it is your responsibility to put the work in but the facilities are there for you to do it," Goss stated. "Last May, I came on a visit here (Tennessee) and to Iowa State. But once I had seen the facilities at Tennessee, it was so obvious to me that this was where I wanted to be."

Goss has gone on to make the most of his opportunity. After playing in just five tournaments, he earned All-SEC First Team and All-SEC Freshman Team honors. In addition, Goss has one individual championship and three top-5 finishes including a fifth place finish at last weekend's NCAA Regional.

Goss also has big plans once the 2012-13 Tennessee golf season comes to a close.



"In the summer this year I will be trying to qualify for the US Open on June 7th," Goss said. "If I make it through then it will be on to the US Open in mid-June, the Players Amateur, the Southern Amateur, then I have the Golf Australia Camp in Houston, the Western Amateur, then the US Amateur and then it is back to school."

Special thanks to and Golf Australia for the article. Read the full story by Young on by CLICKING HERE.



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