Winners of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship is the top tournament for junior boy golfers. Some great names in golf history have won the tournament, including the only two golfers who've won it more than once: Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.

Conducted by the USGA, it is open to golfers who are younger than 19 on the day the tournaments ends, and who have a handicap index no higher than 4.4. The USGA created the tournament in 1948.

The U.S. Junior Amateur currently begins with a field of 264, cut to 64 after two days of stroke play. Those 64 golfers continue into single-elimination match play, with 18-hole matches until the 36-hole championship match.

As noted, only two golfers so far have won the U.S. Junior Amateur more than once. Woods won three times (1991, 1992, 1993) and Spieth twice (2009, 2011).

List of U.S. Junior Amateur Winners

2022 — Wenyi Ding def. Caleb Surratt, 3 and 2
2021 — Nick Dunlap def. Cohen Trolio, 3 and 2
2020 — No tournament
2019 — Preston Summerhays def. Jin Bo, 2 and 1
2018 — Michael Thorbjornsen def. Akshay Bhatia, 1-up
2017 — Noah Goodwin def. Matthew Wolff, 1-up
2016 — Min Woo Lee def. Noah Goodwin, 2 and 1
2015 — Philip Barbaree def. Andrew Orischak, 1-up (37 holes)
2014 — Will Zalatoris def. Riley, 5 and 3
2013 — Scottie Scheffler def. Davis Riley, 3 and 2
2012 — Andy Shim def. Jim Liu, 4 and 3
2011 — Jordan Spieth def. Chelso Barrett, 6 and 5
2010 — Jim Liu def. Justin Thomas, 4 and 2
2009 — Jordan Spieth def. Jay Hwang, 4 and 3
2008 — Cameron Peck def. Evan Beck, 10 and 8
2007 — Cory Whitsett def. Anthony Paolucci, 8 and 7
2006 — Philip Francis def. Richard T. Lee, 3 and 2
2005 — Kevin Tway def. Brad Johnson, 3 and 2
2004 — Sihwan Kim def. David Chung, 1-up
2003 — Brian Harman def. Jordan Cox, 5 and 4
2002 — Charlie Beljan def. Zac Reynolds, 1-up (20 holes)
2001 — Henry Liaw def. Richard Scott, 2 and 1
2000 — Matthew Rosenfeld def. Ryan Moore, 3 and 2
1999 — Hunter Mahan def. Camilo Villegas, 4 and 2
1998 — James Oh def. Aaron Baddeley, 1-up
1997 — Jason Allred def. Trevor Immelman, 1-up
1996 — Shane McMenamy def. Charles Howell III, 1-up (19 holes)
1995 — D. Scott Hailes def. James Driscoll, 1-up
1994 — Terry Noe def. Andy Barnes, 2-up
1993 — Tiger Woods def. Ryan Armour, 1-up (19 holes)
1992 — Tiger Woods def. Mark Wilson, 1-up
1991 — Tiger Woods def. Brad Zwetschke, 1-up (19 holes)
1990 — Mathew Todd def. Dennis Hillman, 1-up
1989 — David Duval def. Austin Maki, 1-up
1988 — Jason Widener def. Brandon Knight, 1-up
1987 — Brett Quigley def. Bill Heim, 1-up
1986 — Brian Montgomery def. Nicky Goetze, 2 and 1
1985 — Charlie Rymer def. Greg Lesher, 1-up (19 holes)
1984 — Doug Martin def. Brad Agee, 4 and 2
1983 — Tim Straub def. John Mahon, 1-up
1982 — Rich Marik def. Tim Straub, 4 and 3
1981 — Scott Erickson def. Matt McCarley, 4 and 3
1980 — Eric Johnson def. Bruce Soulsby, 4 and 3
1979 — Jack Larkin def. Billy Tuten, 1-up
1978 — Donald Hurter def. Keith Banes, 1-up (21 holes)
1977 — Willie Wood def. David Games, 4 and 3
1976 — Madden Hatcher III def. Doug Clarke, 3 and 2
1975 — Brett Mullin def. Scott Templeton, 2 and 1
1974 — David Nevatt def. Mark Tinder, 4 and 3
1973 — Jack Renner def. Mike Brannan, 1-up (20 holes)
1972 — Bob Byman def. Scott Simpson, 2 and 1
1971 — Mike Brannan def. Robert Steele, 4 and 3
1970 — Gary Koch def. Mike Nelms, 8 and 6
1969 — Aly Trompas def. Eddie Pearce, 3 and 1
1968 — Eddie Pearce def. W.B. Harman Jr., 6 and 5
1967 — John Crooks def. Andy North, 2 and 1
1966 — Gary Sanders def. Ray Leach, 2-up
1965 — James Masserio def. Lloyd Liebler, 3 and 2
1964 — Johnny Miller def. Enrique Sterling Jr., 2 and 1
1963 — Gregg McHatton def. Richard Bland, 4 and 3
1962 — Jim Wiechers def. James Sullivan, 4 and 3
1961 — Charles McDowell def. Jay Sigel, 2-up
1960 — Bill Tindall def. Robert Hammer, 2 and 1
1959 — Larry Lee def. Michael McMahon, 2-up
1958 — Gordon Baker def. R. Douglas Lindsay, 2 and 1
1957 — Larry Beck def. David Leon, 6 and 5
1956 — Harlan Stevenson def. Jack Rule Jr., 3 and 1
1955 — Cotton Dunn def. William Seanor, 3 and 2
1954 — Foster Bradley Jr. def. Al Geiberger, 3 and 1
1953 — Rex Baxter def. George Warren III, 2 and 1
1952 — Donald Bisplinghoff def. Eddie Meyerson, 2-up
1951 — Tommy Jacobs def. Floyd Addington, 4 and 2
1950 — Mason Rudolph def. Charles Beville, 2 and 1
1949 — Gay Brewer def. Mason Rudolph, 6 and 4
1948 — Dean Lind def. Ken Venturi, 4 and 2

See also: Golfers who won both the U.S. Junior and U.S. Open

Note that you'll sometimes see or hear references to this tournament as the "U.S. Boys' Junior." That is because the USGA's equivalent championship for girls is officially named the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.

What Prizes Does the U.S. Junior Amateur Winner Get?

The physical prizes awarded to the winner of the U.S. Junior Am are a gold medal, plus possession of the tournament trophy for one year (it is returned the following year, but the winner then gets a replica).

In addition, the Junior Am champ is exempt from qualifying for future Junior Amateurs; receives an exemption into the next two U.S. Amateur Championships; and gets a spot in the field for the next U.S. Open (so long as they remain an amateur).

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