There’s a new kid in town, and his name is Abrin Schaad. The 26-year-old from Peoria, Ill., took this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship field by storm earning the nickname “Hurricane Abe” in the process. Schaad defeated fellow “young gun” Mike Leigh of Barrie, Ontario in the final round.
Schaad will move on to compete in a 2019 Pro Event courtesy of APA, and more importantly, his name will be added to the Larry Hubbart Trophy, forever cementing his legacy as a U.S. Amateur Champion.
Leigh finishes as the Runner-up, his highest finish in the U.S. Amateur Championship.
Former champions Henry Brodt and Brian Parks finished in 3rd and 4th Place respectively. James Adams and John Mitcheltree tied for 5th Place.
One hundred-twenty eight players competed in this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship.