U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship

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The United States Junior Amateur Championship is one of the fourteen U.S. national golf championships organized by the United States Golf Association. It is open to amateur boys who are under 19 on the last day of the competition and have a USGA Handicap Index of 4.4 or less. The competition was established in 1948. It consists of two days of stroke play, with the leading 64 competitors then playing a match play competition to decide the champion.

The first tournament in 1948 was won by Dean Lind from a field of 495 entries. In 1999, the tournament set a record with 4,508 entries. Only two players have won the championship multiple times: Tiger Woods won the tournament for three consecutive years beginning in 1991; Jordan Spieth won in 2009 and 2011.[1] In 2010, Jim Liu, at 14 years, 11 months, became the youngest champion ever, breaking Woods' mark of 15 years and 220 days.[2]

The number of winners who have gone on to become PGA pros is considerable. Apart from Woods, well known winners include Johnny Miller (1964), David Duval (1989), Hunter Mahan (1999) and Jordan Spieth (2009 and 2011). Jack Nicklaus's best result was a semifinal loss.

The equivalent competition for girls is the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Venue
2021 United States Nick Dunlap 3 & 2 United States Cohen Trolio Country Club of North Carolina, Dogwood Course (NC)
2020 Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[3]
2019 United States Preston Summerhays 2 & 1 China Jin Bo Inverness Club (OH)
2018 United States Michael Thorbjornsen 1 up United States Akshay Bhatia Baltusrol Golf Club, Upper Course (NJ)
2017 United States Noah Goodwin 1 up United States Matthew Wolff Flint Hills National Golf Club (KS)
2016 Australia Min Woo Lee 2 & 1 United States Noah Goodwin Honors Course (TN)
2015 United States Philip Barbaree 37 holes United States Andrew Orischak Colleton River Plantation Club, Dye Course (SC)
2014 United States Will Zalatoris 5 & 3 United States Davis Riley The Club at Carlton Woods, Nicklaus Course (TX)
2013 United States Scottie Scheffler 3 & 2 United States Davis Riley Martis Camp (CA)
2012 United States Andy Hyeon Bo Shim 4 & 3 United States Jim Liu The Golf Club of New England (NH)
2011 United States Jordan Spieth (2) 6 & 5 United States Chelso Barrett Gold Mountain Golf Club, Olympic Course (WA)
2010 United States Jim Liu 4 & 2 United States Justin Thomas Egypt Valley Country Club (MI)
2009 United States Jordan Spieth 4 & 3 United States Jay Hwang Trump National Golf Club, Old and New Courses (NJ)
2008 United States Cameron Peck 10 & 8 United States Evan Beck Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club (AL)
2007 United States Cory Whitsett 8 & 7 United States Anthony Paollucci Boone Valley Golf Club (MO)
2006 United States Philip Francis 3 & 2 Canada Richard T. Lee Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club (CA)
2005 United States Kevin Tway 3 & 2 United States Brad Johnson Longmeadow Country Club (MA)
2004 South Korea Sihwan Kim[4] 1 up United States David Chung The Olympic Club (CA)
2003 United States Brian Harman 5 & 4 United States Jordan Cox Columbia Country Club (MD)
2002 United States Charlie Beljan 20 holes Australia Zac Reynolds Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course (GA)
2001 United States Henry Liaw 2 & 1 Canada Richard Scott Oak Hills Country Club (TX)
2000 United States Matthew Rosenfeld 3 & 2 United States Ryan Moore Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek Course (OR)
1999 United States Hunter Mahan 4 & 2 Colombia Camilo Villegas Country Club of York (PA)
1998 United States James Oh 1 up Australia Aaron Baddeley Conway Farms Golf Club (IL)
1997 United States Jason Allred 1 up South Africa Trevor Immelman Aronimink Golf Club (PA)
1996 United States Shane McMenamy 19 holes United States Charles Howell III Forest Highlands Golf Club (AZ)
1995 United States D. Scott Hailes 1 up United States James Driscoll Fargo Country Club (ND)
1994 South Korea Terry Noe 2 up United States Andy Barnes Echo Lake Country Club (NJ)
1993 United States Tiger Woods (3) 19 holes United States Ryan Armour Waverley Country Club (OR)
1992 United States Tiger Woods (2) 1 up United States Mark Wilson Wollaston Golf Club (MA)
1991 United States Tiger Woods 19 holes United States Brad Zwetschke Bay Hill Club and Lodge (FL)
1990 United States Mathew Todd 1 up United States Dennis Hillman Lake Merced Golf Club (CA)
1989 United States David Duval 1 up United States Austin Maki Singing Hills Golf and Country Club (CA)
1988 United States Jason Widener 1 up United States Brandon Knight Yale Golf Course (CT)
1987 United States Brett Quigley 1 up United States Bill Heim Singletree Golf Club (CO)
1986 United States Brian Montgomery 2 & 1 United States Nicky Goetze Muirfield Village (OH)
1985 United States Charlie Rymer 19 holes United States Gregory Lesher Brookfield Country Club (NY)
1984 United States Doug Martin 4 & 2 United States Brad Agee Wayzata Country Club (MN)
1983 United States Tim Straub 1 up United States John Mahon Saucon Valley Country Club, Old Course (PA)
1982 United States Rich Marik 4 & 3 United States Tim Straub Crooked Stick Golf Club (IN)
1981 United States Scott Erickson 4 & 3 United States Matt McCarley Sunnyside Country Club (CA)
1980 United States Eric Johnson 4 & 3 New Zealand Bruce Soulsby Pine Lake Country Club (MI)
1979 United States Jack Larkin 1 up United States Billy Tuten Moss Creek Golf Club (SC)
1978 United States Donald Hurter 21 holes United States Keith Banes Wilmington Country Club, South Course (DE)
1977 United States Willie Wood 4 & 3 United States David Games Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course (OH)
1976 United States Madden Hatcher III 3 & 2 United States Doug Clarke Hiwan Golf Club (CO)
1975 United States Brett Mullin 2 & 1 Scott Templeton Richland Country Club (TN)
1974 United States David Nevatt 4 & 3 Mark Tinder Brooklawn Country Club (CT)
1973 United States Jack Renner 20 holes United States Mike Brannan Singing Hills Country Club (CA)
1972 United States Bob Byman 2 & 1 United States Scott Simpson Brookhaven Country Club (TX)
1971 United States Mike Brannan 4 & 3 Robert Steele Manor Country Club (MD)
1970 United States Gary Koch 8 & 6 United States Mike Nelms Athens Country Club (GA)
1969 United States Aly Trompas 3 & 1 United States Eddie Pearce Spokane Country Club (WA)
1968 United States Eddie Pearce 6 & 5 W.B. Harman Jr. The Country Club (MA)
1967 United States John T. Crooks 2 & 1 United States Andy North Twin Hills Golf & Country Club (OK)
1966 United States Gary Sanders 2 up United States Ray Leach California Country Club (CA)
1965 United States James Masserio 3 & 2 United States Lloyd Liebler Wilmington Country Club, South Course (DE)
1964 United States Johnny Miller 2 & 1 Mexico Enrique Sterling Jr. Eugene Country Club (OR)
1963 United States Gregg McHatton 4 & 3 Richard Bland Florence Country Club (SC)
1962 United States Jim Wiechers 4 & 3 James Sullivan Lochmoor Club (MI)
1961 United States Charles S. McDowell 2 up United States Jay Sigel Cornell University Golf Club (NY)
1960 United States William L. Tindall 2 & 1 Robert L. Hammer Milburn Golf & Country Club (KS)
1959 United States Larry J. Lee 2 up Michael V. McMahon Stanford University Golf Course (CA)
1958 United States Gordon Baker 2 & 1 R. Douglas Lindsay University of Minnesota Golf Club (MN)
1957 United States Larry Beck 6 & 5 David C. Leon Manor Country Club (MD)
1956 United States Harlan Stevenson 3 & 1 United States Jack Rule Jr. Taconic Golf Club (MA)
1955 United States Billy J. "Cotton" Dunn 3 & 2 William J. Seanor Purdue University Golf Club, South Course (IN)
1954 United States Foster Bradley Jr. 3 & 1 United States Al Geiberger Los Angeles Country Club, North Course (CA)
1953 United States Rex Baxter 2 & 1 United States George Warren III Southern Hills Country Club (OK)
1952 United States Donald M. Bisplinghoff 2 up Eddie M. Meyerson Yale Golf Course (CT)
1951 United States Tommy Jacobs 4 & 2 United States Floyd Addington University of Illinois Golf Club (IL)
1950 United States Mason Rudolph 2 & 1 Charles Beville Denver Country Club (CO)
1949 United States Gay Brewer 6 & 4 United States Mason Rudolph Congressional Country Club (MD)
1948 United States Dean Lind 4 & 2 United States Ken Venturi University of Michigan Golf Club (MI)

Multiple winners[edit]

Future sites[edit]

Year Edition Course Location Dates
2022 74th Bandon Dunes Golf Resort Bandon, Oregon July 25–30
2023 75th Daniel Island Club Charleston, South Carolina July 24–29
2024 76th Oakland Hills Country Club Bloomfield Hills, Michigan July 22–27
  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is also slated to host in 2045.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Live Championship Match Blog". Junior Amateur Blog. USGA. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  2. ^ Lavner, Ryan (24 July 2010). "Liu, 14, becomes youngest U.S. Junior champ". Golfweek. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  3. ^ Major, Beth (April 24, 2020). "USGA Cancels Junior Championships Due to COVID-19". USGA.
  4. ^ Shin was born in South Korea and moved to California with his family in October 2000. His citizenship at the time of winning the Championship is unknown. The USGA lists him as "of Fullerton, California".

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