Former Nebraska golfer Scott Gutschewski earned a degree in PGA golf management during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s commencement exercises at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday morning.
Gutschewski, an Omaha, Neb., native, was among 55 student-athletes to collect diplomas following the spring 2014 semester. He lettered for the Huskers from 1997 to 1999, compiling a career stroke average of 74.79.
Gutschewski played a key role on the best team in school history in 1999, when Nebraska finished 14th at the NCAA Championships. He earned a 73.24 stroke average in 41 rounds during the 1998-99 campaign, as the Huskers finished second at the Big 12 Championships before taking third at NCAA Regionals.
He was named a first-team All-Big 12 member for the season, along with teammates Jamie Rogers and Steve Friesen. In addition, Gutschewski earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors in 1999.
In 1997-98, Gutschewski played in 33 rounds and collected a 74.91 stroke average. The Huskers finished 20th at the NCAA Championships after taking fifth place at NCAA Regionals.
Gutschewski turned professional in 1999 after completing his playing career at Nebraska. He competed on the PGA Tour from 2004 to 2007, and again in 2009 and 2011. He has 16 career top-25 finishes on tour, while earning a pair of top-10 finishes in 2006. Gutschewski has also spent time on the Web.com Tour, where he collected victories at the 2003 Monterey Peninsula Classic and 2008 Rex Hospital Open.