Rayan Ahmed from the UAE has been granted an exemption for the 2024 US Junior Amateur Golf Championship, scheduled at Oakland Hills Country Club from July 22nd to 27th, 2024. The 17-year-old, who often participates in EGF Order of Merit tournaments, secured his exemption by ranking among the top 100 age-eligible players in the World Amateur Golf Rankings as of May 8th. Rayan is among 78 exempt players. His 2023-24 golf season has been remarkable, marked by winning two gold medals at the GCC Youth Games held at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in April, representing the UAE. "It's incredible to compete with the world's top juniors and possibly see Charlie Woods and his father, which is very thrilling," Rayan expressed. "My focus is sharp on making the cut and performing my best in the match play." Following the US Junior Amateur, Rayan has also been invited to the Junior PGA Championship at Congressional CC, slated for July 30th to August 2nd, 2024, where he aims for another impressive performance. The US Junior Amateur Golf Championship, managed by the USGA, features 264 players from an initial pool of 3,522, open to male golfers under 19. Non-exempt players underwent 18-hole qualifying at 42 venues between May 20th and June 24th, 2024. Charlie Woods, 15, led the qualifiers at Eagle Trace Golf Club with a one-under-par 71. The championship begins with a 36-hole stroke play qualifier across the South and North courses at Oakland Hills on Monday and Tuesday, with the top 64 advancing to match play. Past champions include notable names such as Johnny Miller, David Duval, Tiger Woods, Brian Harman, Jordan Spieth, Scottie Scheffler, Will Zalatoris, and Min Woo Lee.