MoCo native (Brookeville) and 2023 Sherwood graduate, Bryan Kim, has won the 75th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, held at Daniel Island Club in Charleston, South Carolina. He will be attending Duke University in the fall.
Kim, 18, joins Jason Widener (1988) as Duke players to etch their name on the U.S. Junior Amateur Trophy that includes the likes of major champions Tiger Woods, Johnny Miller, David Duval, Jordan Spieth, Scottie Scheffler and Brian Harman, this year’s Open winner at Royal Birkdale who sent a congratulatory video message to the champion. Kim advanced to the championship match, where he defeated Joshua Bai. A breakdown of the championship can be found here. Kim is 11th in the latest iteration of the American Junior Golf Association rankings and 443rd in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. As champion, Kim receives the following:
- A gold medal
- Custody of the U.S. Junior Amateur Trophy for one year
- Exemptions into al future U.S. Junior Amateurs, if age-eligible
- Exemption into the 2024 U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
- Exemptions into the 2023 U.S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club, in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., and 2024 U.S. Amateur Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club, in Chaska, Minn.
Delightful at Daniel Island!
— USGA (@USGA) July 30, 2023
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