Josh Hill scored rounds of 73 and 71, totaling 144, to secure his spot in The Amateur Championship at Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal, Ireland. This prestigious event, overseen by The R&A, requires the winner to play nine rounds across six days, offering exemptions into The Open, the US Open, and an invitation to The Masters. At 20, Hill, originally from Dubai and currently on a golf scholarship at the University of Tennessee, shot a 73 on the par 71 Ballyliffin - Old Course and a 71 on the Ballyliffin – Glashedy Course, finishing one over par. His first round included nines of 35 and 38 with a single birdie, while his second round started with two bogeys but ended with a strong 34, including birdies on the last two holes. Out of 288 players in the stroke play, the top 64, including Hill, moved to the match play stage. Hill commented on his performance, noting the challenging weather conditions. Connor Graham led the stroke play with rounds of 65 and 71, finishing seven under par. Hill, seeded 24, will face Nicklaus Mason in the first round, with the championship continuing through the week.