The rising UCLA junior will compete in his first U.S. Open not far from the Westwood campus. Morales posted 12-under-par 130 at Hillcrest Country Club to earn medalist honors. This came after he shot a 68 in local qualifying on May 8 at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. The native of Mexico captured the El Macero Classic on April 16 for his first collegiate victory. He finished the season with a 72.2 scoring average. Morales was the No. 1 amateur in Mexico for the 2018-19 season.