F-5: Winner of 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Became the first male golfer from the People's Republic of China to win a USGA championship when he claimed the 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur in July at Bandon Dunes. Ding defeated University of Tennessee incoming freshman Caleb Surratt, 3 and 2, in the 36-hole final, where he built as large as an 8-up lead. This earned Ding an exemption into the 2023 U.S. Open at The Los Angeles Country Club. Ding signed to play at Arizona State University this fall, where he'll join 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur champion Preston Summerhays on the roster. Ding also won the China Amateur in 2021 and 2021 Boao Classic, a professional event in China. Earlier this year, he made the cut in a pair of professional events: the Singapore Classic and the PIF Saudi International, and he finished 47th in the ISPS Handa Australian Open at the end of 2022.

This Is His First U.S. Open