UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Peter Uihlein, the top-ranked amateur player in the world, has defeated David Chung 4 and 2 to win the 110th U.S. Amateur championship.
Uihlein was leading by two following the first 18 holes on Sunday morning. He finished off Chung on the 34th hole when Chung's tee shot on the drivable par-4 16th hole went into the deep, fescue grass.
Ranked No. 1 in the world by the Royal & Ancient, Uihlein has been considered one of the top young players in the world for many years, but had yet to capture a major championship until now.
The victory, coming on Uihlein's 21st birthday, was also his first over Chung in a match play setting. Chung was 2-0 against Uihlein until Sunday.