The University of Washington product survived two stages of qualifying to earn a spot in his first U.S. Open. He posted 9-under 135 in the final qualifier in Columbus, Ohio. He advanced out of the local qualifier conducted in Mesquite, Nev. Pereira's lone professional victory to date is the 2018 ATB Financial Classic on PGA Tour Canada. That same year, he lost in a playoff at the Mackenzie Investments Open. He competed on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2022, posting one top 10. Pereira was born in Mission Viejo, Calif., which is about 90 minutes from The Los Angeles Country Club. He also once rolled a perfect 300 game in bowling. As an amateur, he won the 2014 Pacific Coast Amateur and registered four wins for the Huskies.