The USGA did not hold any qualifying tournaments for this year’s US Amateur at Bandon Dunes.
Instead all selections for the championship have been made using the World Amateur Golf Rankings and a series of special exemptions.
With the world-wide pandemic making travel from overseas difficult more US college golfers are being invited to complete the field and replace many foreign golfers.
Coastal Carolina’s Zach Taylor will compete at Bandon Dunes.
Taylor was the top golfer on the Chanticleer’s team last season. He won the General Hackler Invitational and was ranked 78th by Golfweek at the end of the shortened season.
He also became only the third Coastal Carolina golfer to be named to the Division I Ping All Region East team.
Two Gamecock golfers will join the field of 264 competitors at the national championship.
Jamie Wilson and Ryan Hall both have accepted opportunities to play in the US Amateur.
Wilson’s 2019-2020 season was highlighted by a pair of fourth place finishes. The Gamecock golfer from Mt Pleasant was a Ping 2020 All-Southeast Region selection.
Ryan Hall will join his teammate at the Amateur. Last season Hall, from Knoxville, won the J.T Poston Invitational for his first college win and also earned a pair of top-5s during the shortened season.
Hall will be playing in his second US Amateur.
Georgia golfer Trevor Phillips from Boiling Springs will join his brother Trent in Oregon. The rising Bulldog senior got his invitation based on his World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Taylor and Phillips join Phillips’ brother Trent, Clemson golfers Jacob Bridgeman and Turk Pettit along with College of Charleston’s Logan Sowell as golfers from South Carolina colleges in the Amateur championship.
At least one other Palmetto State college golfer has alternate status and could receive an invitation to compete.
The US Amateur will be played at the Bandon Dunes Golf Club August 10th to the 16th.