264 of the best junior golfers in the world will compete in the 75th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Daniel Island Club in Charleston, S.C.
There are 33 countries and 40 states represented in the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur, including Puerto Rico. This is the second-largest field in the 75 years of the championship.
There are many top-ranked and notable juniors in the field. Blades Brown will look to continue his great summer after finishing third in the North & South Junior Amateur and ninth in the Western Junior. He also won the Tennessee Junior Amateur by 12 strokes, placed fifth in the Tennessee State Open, and has won three AJGA tournaments since April.
Other top golfers in the field include TK Chantananuwat, Yanhan Zhou, Eric Lee, Jaime Montojo Fernandez, Christopher Richards, Zihang Qiu, and Tommy Morrison.
South Carolina is hosting the Junior Amateur for the fourth time, but this will be the first USGA championship at Daniel Island Club, a 4,000-acre property that is just north of historic downtown Charleston between the Cooper and Wando Rivers.
Daniel Island Club’s Ralston Creek Course, which was designed by Rees Jones, will be set up as a 7,367-yard, par-72 layout and will be used for match play and stroke play. The Tom Fazio-designed Beresford Creek Course will serve as the stroke-play co-host and will play to 7,039 yards and a par 71.
2022 Champion Wenyi Ding
Wenyi Ding, of the People’s Republic of China, became the fifth international U.S. Junior Amateur champion last year. He was eligible to return to the 75th U.S. Junior to defend his title, but decided against it.
NOTABLE U.S. JUNIOR CHAMPIONS
Gay Brewer (1949); Mason Rudolph (1950); Johnny Miller (1964); Gary Koch (1970); Willie Wood (1977); Charlie Rymer (1985); David Duval (1989); Tiger Woods (1991-93); Hunter Mahan (1999); Brian Harman (2003); Kevin Tway (2005); Jordan Spieth (2009, 2011); Scottie Scheffler (2013); Will Zalatoris (2014); Min Woo Lee (2016).
WHAT THE CHAMPION RECIEVES
-A gold medal
-Custody of the U.S. Junior Amateur Trophy for one season.
-Exemption from qualifying from future U.S. Junior Amateurs.
-Exemption into 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (must be an amateur).
-Exemption into the 2023 and 2024 U.S. Amateur Championships.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Monday, July 24 (18 holes, stroke play)
Tuesday, July 25 (18 holes, stroke play)
Wednesday, July 26 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, July 27 (Round of 32/Round of 16 matches)
Friday, July 28 (Quarterfinal/Semifinal matches)
Saturday, July 29 (36-hole championship match)
Friday, July 28 (Semifinals)
2 p.m.-4 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday, July 29 (Championship Match)
2 p.m.-4 p.m. (Golf Channel)
ABOUT THE U.S. Junior Amateur
While it is not the
competition, the U.S. Junior Amateur is
considered the premier junior competition,
having been around since 1948. The event
open to male golfers who have not
their 19th birthday prior to the close of
competition and whose USGA Handicap
does not exceed 6.4. The U.S. Junior is
14 national championship conducted
by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for
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