The 19-year-old North Carolinian who was a member of the victorious 2019 USA Walker Cup Team is set to make his U.S. Open debut after surviving a 3-for-1 playoff in the Hilton Head, S.C., final qualifier conducted at Long Cove Club. Bhatia bested Zach Sucher and 2009 U.S. Amateur runner-up Ben Martin for the last spot. In 2019, the left-hander was the youngest player on the USA Walker Cup Team that won at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. A year earlier, he lost in the championship match of the U.S. Junior Amateur to Michael Thorbjornsen at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. Bhatia also won a pair of silver medals in the 2018 Youth Summer Olympics in the boys' individual and mixed team with Lucy Li. He played on the 2017 U.S. Junior Presidents Cup and 2018 Junior Ryder Cup teams. Bhatia decided to turn professional after the Walker Cup in September 2019 instead of going to college. Both of his professional wins to date have come on the Swing Thought Tour. He currently has conditional status on the Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada).
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