Amat, a native of France, will tee it up in his first U.S. Open after getting into the field on June 12 as the first alternate from the Lakewood, Wash., final qualifier. He advanced through both stages of qualifying, earning medalist honors in his local qualifier in Albuquerque, N.M., on May 2 with a 69. Amat just completed his junior season for the University of New Mexico, where he owns one victory, the Wolf Pack Classic in Reno, Nev. He finished the season with a team-best 70.76 stroke average and five top-10 finishes. In 2021, he was named the Mountain West Conference's Freshman of the Year, a season in which he tied for fourth individually at the NCAA Albuquerque (N.M.) Regional.