With his win at the U.S. Amateur, Bryson DeChambeau joined Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore as the only players to win the title and NCAA Championship in the same year. The last NorCal player to win the U.S. Amateur was Ricky Barnes in 2002.
With a 7 and 6 finals win over Derek Bard, Clovis resident Bryson DeChambeau became the first Northern California player to win the title since Ricky Barnes in 2002.
The last time a Northern California native won a USGA individual title remains Ricky Barnes at the 2002 U.S. Amateur. Why is it so hard to win a USGA title? Those who have knocked on the door but been denied explain.