U.S. Amateur: California Photo Gallery

Highlights from the 114th United States Amateur with images and results from the top Californians who played at Atlanta Athletic Club this past week. All photos courtesy of the USGA.

South Korean native Gunn Yang, who plays golf collegiately for San Diego State, became the lowest ranked champion in the tournament’s 114-year history. He knocked off Corey Conners, the top-ranked amateur in Canada, in the 36-hole final on Sunday.

2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Byron Meth of San Diego reached the round of 16 where he lost in a thrilling 21 holes to four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith. The University of Pacific golfer was the 17th seed in match play, shooting back-to-back rounds of 70 in stroke play.

Clovis native Bryson DeChambeau also reached the round of 16. The Southern Methodist University golfer was the 35th seed after shooting 71-72 in stroke play qualifying. DeChambeau won his first two matches but lost before the quarterfinals to Roman Robledo on the 17th hole.

Eli Cole of Beverly Hills was the third and final Californian to reach the round of 16, with all three losing in that round. Cole, who plays collegiately for Texas Christian University, shot 71-71 in stroke play and qualified for match play as the 27th seed. Cole played fellow California native Jonathan Garrick of Atherton in the round of 32, beating him one-up before losing to University of Virginia standout Denny McCarthy.

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