The left-hander from Lakewood, Wash., is set to make his U.S. Open debut after shooting a pair of 69s to earn medalisst honors in the Richland, Wash., final qualifier at Meadow Springs Country Club. He advanced to final qualifying form the La Quinta, Calif., local qualifier. A week before final qualifying, Highsmith led Pepperdine to its second NCAA title with a victory over Oklahoma at Greyhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. The junior went 3-0 in match play, including a 4-and-3 win over OU standout Garrett Reband in the championship round. In 2017, Highsmith became the youngest winner of the Washington State Amateur. In 2019, he was named the West Coast Conference's Freshman of the Year.
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