F-18: Winner of 2022 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A

The 18-year-old South African earned his first U.S. Open start by capturing The Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A last summer. At age 17, he became the second-youngest winner of the world's oldest amateur competition, surpassed only by Italy's Matteo Manassero, who was 16 in 2009. He defeated Sam Bairstow, of England, 3 and 2, in the 36-hole final at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England Earlier this year, Potgieter rolled to a 10-stroke victory in the Sage Valley Junior Invitational, and claimed the African Amateur Stroke Play in February. Potgieter also won the 2020 South Australian Junior Masters and 2021 Western Australia Amateur.

This Is His First U.S. Open