Jacob Watson of Tyler, Texas is the 2022 U.S. Amateur Champion. Watson defeated former U.S Amateur Champion (‘11) Ernesto Bayaua of Tomball, Texas 11-8 in the final to earn the title.
Watson had to battle his way through the 1-loss side of the bracket after dropping a match to eventual 5th Place finisher Corey Sykes, but he worked his way back to earn his spot in the final against Bayaua, who’d gone undefeated throughout the tournament prior to the championship match.
Lance Schofield of Lowell, Ark., finished in 3rd Place. Daniel Gambill of Hickory, N.C., finished in 4th Place, while Derek Schwager of Boyertown, Penn., and Corey Sykes of Raleigh, N.C., tied for 5th Place.
The U.S. Amateur Championship was held Feb. 18-20, 2022 at Stroker’s in Palm Harbor, Fla.