University Place, WA (Sports Network) - Peter Uihlein defeated David Chung, 4 & 2 on Sunday to win the 110th U.S. Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay.
It will be a happy 21st birthday for the Oklahoma State University star.
"I hope everybody in Stillwater stays awake tonight because I'm coming back," Uihlein said in a television interview.
Uihlein took the lead at the second hole of their 36-hole final. He built a 3- up cushion, but Chung closed the gap to 2-down with his win at 11.
Chung made things closer with a beautiful near ace at the par-three 17th. He won that hole to go 1-down, but Uihlein reclaimed his 2-up lead right before the break when he chipped in from 40 feet for an eagle.
"It was good. It was solid. I played the tough stretch of holes pretty well," said Uihlein at the break. "I expect David to come out and make some putts and do [things]."
Uihlein built a 4-up lead after 27 holes, but Chung clawed back. He made a four-foot birdie putt at the 28th hole and sank a 25-footer for birdie at No. 11.
At the 14th, Uihlein drained a 20-foot birdie putt to get 3-up.
Two holes later, the match was over and the title belonged to Uihlein.
"Shocked and surprised," said Uihlein. "It's so surreal."
He receives an invitation to next year's U.S. Open and likely trips to the Masters and British Open Championship.
The runner-up traditionally receives an invitation to the Masters.