2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Justin Suh USC


Class: Sophomore

Hometown: San Jose, Calif.

High School: Evergreen Valley

Height: 5-8

Birthdate: 06/12/1997

Justin Suh returns as a 2017 sophomore, looking to again be a key contributor to the Trojans’ national championship push after a strong freshman season in which he earned GCAA PING All-American honors.

Suh, as a 2016 freshman, earned GCAA PING All-American honorable mention and Pac-12 All-Freshman honors … He finished third on the team with a stroke average of 72.57, had eight rounds in the 60s, two top 10s and six top 20s, including a tie for 10th at the NCAA Championships at 3-over 283 (68-67-75-73) … He got his spring semester off to a strong start in his fifth start by tying for 13th with a 5-under 211 (70-69-72) at the Amer Ari Invitational … He almost matched it with a tie for 14th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate at 3-over 219 (73-71-75) … He posted a season-best tie for eighth at the Western Intercollegiate at 1-under 209 (67-74-68), tied for 19th at the Pac-12 Championships at 4-over 288 (70-69-71-78) and tied for 17th at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional at 10-over 226 (73-80-73) … His fall action was topped by a tie for 39th at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at par 215 (67-71-77) … He split his two matches at the East Lake Cup Championship Match Play, including a 5&3 win over LSU’s Nathan Jeansonne … After the season, Suh played as an amateur in the 2016 U.S. Open … He missed the cut by three strokes, finishing 36 holes at 8-over 148 (75-73) … Suh also played in the 2016 U.S. Amateur, tying for fourth in stroke play at 4-under 136 (68-68) before falling 1up in the round of 64.

Suh, who prepped at Evergreen Valley High in San Jose, Calif., is a rare a four-time qualifier for the USGA Junior Amateur who came to USC with a handful of big wins on his resume … Among the few who have qualified four times for the USGA Junior Amateur are PGA stars Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth … Suh finished second at the 2015 California state championships as a senior (by one stroke) a year after winning it as a junior in 2014 … The 2014 NGCA Junior Championship winner also won the Central Coast Section title in 2014 and 2015, the latter win in a one-hole playoff … As a 2013 sophomore, he tied for third at the Central Coast Section event … He won the individual title at the 2014 Hogan Cup and took second at the 2014 Junior America’s Cup … He was named the 2014 and 2015 San Jose Mercury News Boys Golfer of the Year and the 2013 Junior Tour of Northern California Player of the Year.

Suh, born June 12, 1997, is a business administration major.

CAREER NOTES (As of June, 2016)
Lowest 54-Hole Score: 1-under 209 (2016 Western Intercollegiate)
Lowest Round: 67 (three times)
Top 10 Finishes: 2
Rounds in the 60s: 8
Highest Finish: 8th tie (2016 Western Intercollegiate)