U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR
2018 U.S. Junior Amateur Fast Facts November 28, 2017 | Far Hills, N.J. By David Shefter, USGA

Jordan Spieth, seen here after winning in 2011, is one of two players to have claimed multiple U.S. Junior Amateur titles. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)

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Championship Venue Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper and Lower Courses), Springfield, N.J.
Opened 1895 (original 9-hole course)
Architect A.W. Tillinghast (both courses opened in 1922); revisions on Lower Course by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1948 and by Rees Jones in 1992; Rees Jones also renovated Upper Course ahead of 2000 U.S. Amateur
Dates of Championship July 16-21
Yardage/Par Upper: 7,312 yards/Par 71
Lower: 7,280 yards/Par 70
(Note: Yardages and Par subject to change)
Field 156 players
Entries Accepted 3,693
Eligibility Open to any male amateur golf who has not reached his 19th birthday by July 21 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 4.4.
Sectional Qualifying Sectional qualifying will be conducted at 58 sites from June 11-29.
Exempt Players Garrett Barber (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jake Beber-Frankel (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Akshay Bhatia (Top 400 in World Amateur Ranking)
Fred Biondi (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ricky Castillo (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Canon Claycomb (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Cole Hammer (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Joe Highsmith (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Eugene Hong (Semifinalist in 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur; Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Kaiwen Liu (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Sean Maruyama (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jediah Morgan (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
William Moux (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Joseph Pagdin (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Julian Perico (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Trent Phillips (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Cole Ponich (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ryan Smith (Quarterfinalist in 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur)
James Song (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jackson Suber (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Rayhan Thomas (Semifinalist in 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur; Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Michael Thorbjornsen (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Travis Vick (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Karl Vilips (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Robin Williams (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking) 
2017 Championship Noah Goodwin, of Corinth, Texas, avenged his championship-match loss in 2016 by rallying from four holes down with eight to play to defeat Californian Matthew Wolff, 1 up, at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kan. It was the second-biggest comeback in Junior Amateur history.
Quotable "It's every junior's dream to win the U.S. Junior. It's the most prestigious junior event in the entire world. Everybody knows about it, and to add my name among the greats like [2015 U.S. Open champion] Jordan Spieth and [nine-time USGA champion] Tiger Woods just means everything to me." -- Noah Goodwin
Notable Past Events at Baltusrol 1901 U.S. Women's Amateur (Genevieve Hecker)
1903 U.S. Open (Willie Anderson)
1904 U.S. Amateur (Chandler Egan)
1911 U.S. Women's Amateur (Margaret Curtis)
1915 U.S. Open (a-Jerome Travers)
1926 U.S. Amateur (George von Elm)
1936 U.S. Open (Tony Manero)
1946 U.S. Amateur (Ted Bishop)
1954 U.S. Open (Ed Furgol)
1961 U.S. Women's Open (Mickey Wright)
1967 U.S. Open (Jack Nicklaus)
1980 U.S. Open (Jack Nicklaus)
1985 U.S. Women's Open (Kathy Baker)
1993 U.S. Open (Lee Janzen)
2000 U.S. Amateur (Jeff Quinney)
2005 PGA Championship (Phil Mickelson)
2016 PGA Championship (Jimmy Walker)
U.S. Junior Amateurs Held in New Jersey (2) 1994: Echo Lake Country Club, Westfield (Terry Noe)
2009: Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster (Jordan Spieth)
Notable U.S. Junior Amateur Champions 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)
Notable Junior Amateur Runners-Up Ken Venturi (1948); Jay Sigel (1961); Andy North (1967); Scott Simpson (1972): Mark Wilson (1992); Charles Howell III (1996); Trevor Immelman (1997); Aaron Baddeley (1998); Camilo Villegas (1999); Ryan Moore (2000); Justin Thomas (2010)
Schedule of Play Monday, July 16 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Tuesday, July 17 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Wednesday, July 18 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, July 19 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Friday, July 20 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Saturday, July 21, Championship Match, 36 holes)
Television Coverage FS1 to broadcast the final three days of match play, Times TBA
Fast Fact Both the Upper and Lower courses will be used during stroke play, with all matches being conducted on the Upper Course.
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers from stroke play will advance to match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to trim the field to exactly 64 golfers.
Future Sites 2019: Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio/July 15-20
2020: Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn./July 20-25