Lot # 89: Watts Gunn's 1927 NCAA Championship Gold Medal

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Item was in Auction "2018 Winter Auction",
which ran from 11/20/2018 5:00 PM to
12/8/2018 7:00 PM

In 1927, a 21 year old from Georgia Tech named Watts Gunn won the individual NCAA Championship. This victory shocked absolutely no one, as Gunn was already amateur golf royalty at that point. His best friend and fellow East Lake Golf Club member Bobby Jones was the greatest golfer in the world. While Watts Gunn was attending Georgia Tech, he already played in the finals of the US Amateur (losing to his friend, Bobby Jones, of course), as well as on two victories United States Walker Cup Teams alongside Jones.

Then, in 1927, Watts Gunn would win the NCAA individual title (then called the Intercollegiate Golf Association Championship). It would end up being the most important individual tournament victory of Watts Gunn's career. 

Offered here is Watts Gunn's actual gold medal from his 1927 NCAA Championship victory. The 14k gold medal is 13 grams. 1 1/4" in diameter on a 4 1/2" ribbon/watch fob.