Otto Vanhatalo
Otto  Vanhatalo

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Espoo, Finland

High School:
Torrey Pines HS (Calif.)

Height:
5-11

Experience:
SQ

02/21/2017

Men's Golf Tied for Third at The Prestige

M. Golf tied for third at PGA WEST

02/20/2017

Samiere Leads Men's Golf on Day One at The Prestige

M. Golf completes day one at PGA WEST

10/26/2016

M. Golf Defends Crown at Saint Mary's Invite

M. Golf victorious at Pebble Beach

10/25/2016

Men's Golf Vaults into Lead at Pebble Beach

M. Golf vaults into lead at Pebble Beach

10/24/2016

M. Golf in Ninth after Round One in Pebble Beach

M. Golf in 9th after Rd 1 at SMC Invite

Summer 2016
Played in two Audi Finnish Tour events, landing in the runner-up position at the Peuramaa Golf tournament, where he was the top amateur after firing an even-par 216 ... Also landed in the 11th spot at the Paltamo Open with a 2-over 218.

2015-16 Season (As A Freshman)
Logged two top-15 finishes in five tournament appearances as an unattached golfer during his first season on The Mesa ... Posted a 76.13 scoring average in 15 rounds played.

Spring: Saw action in four events ... Recorded his highest finish of the year at the Carlton Oaks WIU Invitational, tying for 12th with an 11-over 227 (Feb. 15-16).

Fall: Made his collegiate debut at the Cal State San Marcos Fall Classic, where he shot an even-par 216 to tie for 13th place ... Fired a season-low 70 in the final round (Oct. 25-26).

As A Junior Golfer
Excelled on the European stage prior to his arrival at San Diego State, tying for the eighth position at the 2015 Master Promo Championship in Naantali, Finland, where he was the third-highest finishing amateur after recording a 4-under 212 ... Also wound up in the eighth spot later that summer at the Finnish Amateur Championship with a similar card of 1-under 212 ... Placed second at the Finnish International Junior Under-18 tournament in June of 2013, followed by a third-place tie three months later at the European Boy's Challenge in Skalica, Slovakia ... Landed in a four-way tie for the sixth position that same year at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters in Kent, England ... Has also made his presence felt in junior competition around Southern California, highlighted by a seventh-place tie at the 2013 San Diego Junior Amateur Championships at Steele Canyon Golf Club ... Tied for eighth at the 2014 Future Champions Golf (FCG) Western States Players Cup at Menifee Lakes Country Club before finishing in the ninth spot at the AJGA Junior at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard.

As A Prep
Garnered first-team all-section honors by the San Diego Hall of Champions after helping Torrey Pines High School capture a record fifth consecutive CIF San Diego Section championship at Admiral Baker Golf Course during his junior campaign in 2014 ... Was part of a Falcon squad that established a CIF record with a 10-under par 710 and was one of four Torrey Pines players to finish the tournament below par, tying for fifth on the individual leaderboard with a 3-under 141.

Personal
Is pursuing a degree in business management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship at San Diego State.

VANHATALO'S SDSU SCORECARD

Spring 2016

The Farms Collegiate Invite^ 83-74-76--233 (T-46th)
Carlton Oaks WIU Invite^ 73-79-75--227 (T-12th)
Lamkin SD Classic^ 77-81-78--236 (T-71st)
Barona Collegiate Cup^ 77-77-76--230 (T-43rd)

Fall 2015

CSUSM Fall Classic^ 74-72-70-216 (T-13th)

^ - Competed as an individual

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