Wenyi Ding became the first male Chinese winner in U.S. Golf Association history on July 30, beating Caleb Surratt 3 and 2 in the U.S. Junior Amateur final at Bandon Dunes.
The 17-year-old Ding was 8-up with eight holes to play in the 36-hole match, lost five straight, then halved the 34th to finish off the 18-year-old Surratt.
Ding, set to attend Arizona State in 2023, earned a spot in the 2023 U.S. Open at the Los Angeles Country Club.
The Tennessee-bound Surratt is from Indian Trail, North Carolina.