U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR
Meet the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Quarterfinalists July 24, 2015 | Bluffton, S.C. By USGA

Philip Barbaree, of Shreveport, La., is one of eight remaining golfers in the field at the 68th U.S. Junior Amateur. (USGA/Darren Carroll)

Philip Barbaree, 17, of Shreveport, La.

·         Born June 19, 1998, in Shreveport, La.

·         No. 59 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·         Advanced to the Round of 32 in the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur at The Club at Carlton Woods

·         Qualified for next month’s U.S. Amateur by earning co-medalist honors in the Springfield, La., sectional qualifier with a score of 7-under-par 137

·         Won the 2015 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions by 14 strokes

·         Two-time LHSAA Division I state individual champion (2014, 2015)

·         Helped C.E. Byrd High School win the team state title in 2014 and 2015

·         Will be a junior at C.E. Byrd High School in the fall of 2015

·         Finished second in the 2014 Trans-Mississippi Amateur

 

Ryan Grider, 16, of Lewisville, Texas

·         Born Aug. 12, 1998, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

·         No. 794 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·         Competing in his first USGA championship

·         Rising junior at iSchool High

·         Won the 2015 Byron Nelson Junior Championship in a playoff

·         Won the 2015 AJGA Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior at Horseshoe Bay, and LJGT Collegiate Preview

·         2014 Legends Junior Tour Boys Player of the Year

 

Eugene Hong, 15, of Sanford, Fla.

·         Born Jan. 27, 2000, in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

·         No. 3,048 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·         Competing in his first USGA championship

·         Won the 2015 AJGA Junior All-Star at Innisbrook and EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Championship

·         Captured the 2014 Golf Pride/David Leadbetter Junior Classic

·         Runner-up in the 2014 FHSAA State Class 1A Championship

·         Won the Ventura Country Club Men’s Club Championship at age 11

·         Will be a sophomore at Circle Christian School in the fall of 2015

 

Won Jun Lee, 16, of the Republic of Korea

·         Born Sept. 24, 1998 in Seoul, Republic of Korea

·         No. 180 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·         Advanced to the Round of 32 in the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur at The Club at Carlton Woods

·         Two runner-up finishes on the AJGA circuit in 2015: the Puerto Rico Junior Open and FJ Invitational

·         Finished fourth in the 2015 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook

·         Lowest competitive round is 64 at Saddlebrook Golf Club in 2015

·         Rising junior at Saddlebrook Prep School in Florida

 

Andy Ogletree, 17, of Little Rock, Miss.

·         Born April 3, 1998, in Little Rock, Miss.

·         No. 2,633 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·         Competing in his first USGA championship

·         Won the 2013 AJGA Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star

·         Four-time Mississippi Class 2A high school state medalist from 2012 to 2015

·         Finished 23rd in the 2015 Western Junior Championship

·         Rising senior at Union High School

 

Andrew Orischak, 16, of Hilton Head Island, S.C.

·         Born April 8, 1999, in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

·         No. 631 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·         Competing in his first USGA championship

·         Chipped to 12 inches for a conceded par on No. 18 to win Round of 16 match against Spencer Ralston

·         Runner-up in the 2015 Sea Pines Junior Heritage

·         Runner-up in the 2014 South Carolina Class 3A state championship

·         Rising junior at Hilton Head High School

·         Finished ninth in the 2015 FJ Invitational

·         Finished sixth in the 2015 Azalea Invitational

 

John Pak, 16, of Scotch Plains, N.J.

·         Born Dec. 18, 1998, in Scotch Plains, N.J.

·         No. 860 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·         Defeated Koichiro Ishika, 1 up, in Round of 16 with par on No. 18

·         Reached the Round of 32 in the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur at The Club at Carlton Woods

·         Won the 2014 AJGA Annapolis Junior

·         Finished ninth in the 2015 AJGA FJ Invitational

·         Tied for 26th in the 2015 Western Junior

·         Best competitive score is 66 in the 2014 Junior PGA Championship Qualifier at Rossmoor

 

Kristoffer Reitan, 17, of Norway

·         Born March 8, 1998, in Oslo, Norway

·         No. 237 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·         Competing in his first USGA championship

·         Named 2014 Norwegian Junior of the Year

·         Medalist in the 2015 European Boys Team Championship

·         Runner-up in the 2014 Spanish Junior

·         Tied for fourth in the Italian 16-under championship

·         Tied for ninth in the Toyota Junior World Cup

·         His caddie, Viktor Hovland, was the No. 2 seed in the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur