The PGA Tour rookie qualified for his first U.S. Open by shooting 9-under-par 135 in the Columbus, Ohio, final qualifier. In March, Echavarria collected his first PGA Tour win in the Puerto Rico Open by two strokes over 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up Akshay Bhatia. Echavarria turned professional in 2017 following a four-year career at the University of Arkansas. He won twice on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and once on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica Developmental Series. His older brother, Andres, also is an accomplished professional golfer. Echavarria advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur at Gold Mountain in Bremerton, Wash., losing to Chelso Barrett in 19 holes with Andres on the bag. He also represented Colombia in the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship.