Wenyi Ding wins U.S. Junior Amateur; first Chinese male winner in USGA history

BANDON, Ore. -- Wenyi Ding became the first male Chinese winner in U.S. Golf Association history Saturday, beating Caleb Surratt 3 and 2 in the U.S. Junior Amateur final at Bandon Dunes.

Ding, 17, was 8-up with eight holes to play in the 36-hole match, lost five straight and 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.