F-21: Winner of 2023 Latin America Amateur Championship
The University of Arkansas senior earned his first U.S. Open start by capturing the 2023 Latin America Amateur Championship in January, becoming the first LAAC champion to be exempt into the championship. The USGA announced the exemption just prior to this year's event in Panama. Fernandez de Oliveira also earned an invitation to the 2023 Masters and Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. Last summer he played on the victorious International Palmer Cup Team. He won the 2022 South American Amateur and was the runner-up in 2020. He also captured the 2020 Azalea Amateur. Played two seasons at Texas Christian University before transferring to Arkansas. Advanced to match play in the 2020 and 2021 U.S. Amateur Championships, reaching the Round of 16 in the former.