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James Piot

Became Michigan’s first United States Amateur champion in August and with his win earned invitations to not only St Andrews, but also The Masters and U.S Open.

Became Michigan’s first United States Amateur champion in August and with his win earned invitations to not only St Andrews, but also The Masters and U.S Open.

Was three down with nine to play in the 36-hole final against Austin Greaser at Oakmont, but with three birdies on the demanding lay-out turned that into a 2&1 victory.

“It’s the greatest feeling in the world - I mean, as an amateur it’s the best thing you can do,” said Piot, who went into the event 86th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

“It feels phenomenal and shows the hard work I’ve done is paying off.”

The title continued a fine season for the Michigan State University student. A week earlier he captured the Golf Association of Michigan Championship with three sub-70 rounds and that followed a five-stroke success at the Hoosier Collegiate Invite and no fewer than nine other top 10 finishes, among them the Western Amateur and Southern Amateur.

Also showed his talent at the 2020 U.S Amateur, posting the second lowest score in the 36-hole stroke play qualifying section before losing in the round of 32. His older brother Glenn played for Michigan State as well.

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