Nicolas Echavarria shares stroke-play medalist honors at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at The Golf Club of New England in Stratham, NH. Echavarria finished three under par after the first two rounds forcing a three-way tie with Jim Liu and Shintaro Ban. Enchavarria is no stranger to success at this tournament, just losing in extra holes in the semi-finals. He tees off at 10:54 a.m. today against Jacob Ross in match play. Echavarria recently graduated from IMG Academy, where he was taught by Jay Denton. He will be attending the University of Arkansas next month where he will be playing golf.
Rigel Fernandes has also qualified for match play in U.S. Junior Amateur Championship finishing tied for 49th. He will begin match play today at 11:12 a.m. against Max McGreevy. This is the second time qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship for Fernandes. He is currently a student at IMG Academy and is also taught my golf coach Jay Denton.