Summerhays, the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur champion, will play in his second U.S. Open after surviving a 3-for-2 playoff at the Hillcrest Country Club final qualifier. He followed a morning 71 with an afternoon 62. It will be quite a few weeks for the Summerhays family. Preston's sister, Grace, qualified for the U.S. Women's Open and his uncle, Joe, will be in the field at the U.S. Senior Open. Preston defeated Bo Jin, 2 and 1 to win the 2019 U.S. Junior Am at Inverness Club. Summerhays, a rising junior at Arizona State, helped the Sun Devils qualify for match play in the recent NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Preston's great uncle, Bruce, won three times on the PGA Tour Champions, while Daniel won the Korn Ferry Tour's Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational as an amateur. His aunt, Carrie, is the head women's golf coach at Brigham Young University. His father, Boyd, was a standout junior/amateur golfer, earning American Junior Golf Association All-America honors four times. He was the 1995 Golfweek/Titleist Junior Player of the Year before playing for Oklahoma State. A herniated disc ended his PGA Tour career after 29 starts. He's now a noted instructor who not only works with Preston and Grace, but also PGA Tour winner Tony Finau. Preston's great-grandfather, Pres, was the head coach at the University of Utah and his grandfather, Lynn, was a past president of the Utah Junior Golf Association. Preston followed up his U.S. Junior Amateur victory by becoming the youngest champion of the Sunnehanna Amateur (18 years, 2 days) the same week he would have defended his Junior title. Preston represented the USA in the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup in Australia. Prior to the U.S. Open, Preston will represent the USA in the Palmer Cup at Laurel Valley C.C. in Ligonier, Pa. In 2022, he was named the Pacific-12 Conference's Freshman of the Year.