Defeated fellow Irishman Hugh Foley, 3 and 1, in the 36-hole championship match at Erin Hills to claim the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, earning a spot in his first U.S. Open. The optometrist from Belfast celebrated his 30th birthday a week before the U.S. Open. In 2022, McClean was second in the Irish Men's Amateur Open, second in the North of Ireland's Men's Amateur, third in the Brabazon Trophy (Men's English Open Amateur) and he tied for sixth in the Lytham Trophy. He also was a semifinalist in this year's South African Amateur Championship. He represented the Republic of Ireland in the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship in France.