Jason Sheerman of Port St Lucie, Fla., is the 2020-2021 U.S. Amateur Champion. Sheerman went undefeated through the 117-player field in his first U.S. Amateur Championship appearance.
After falling behind 8-1 early in the Championship Final, Sheerman battled back to defeat Daniel Gambill of Hickory, N.C., 11-9.
“It was super tough, I don’t know how I did it. In my last couple matches, I was dealing with a deficit, I just tried to keep my head, focus on the shot at hand and do what I had to do to get out,” said Sheerman.
Sheerman sent Gambill to the one-loss side of the bracket in the hot-seat match, but Gambill forced a rematch with a victory over defending champion Blake Baker in the semifinal round. Gambill earned his second Runner-Up finish in 13 U.S. Amateur Championship appearances.
Baker dropped his first match of the tournament to Ernesto Bayaua, and battled all the way back to the semifinal round for a 3rd Place finish.
Sheerman’s name will not only be added to the coveted Larry Hubbart trophy, but he’ll move on to compete in a Pro Event in 2022 and will return to defend his title next year.
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