On September 23, Beijing time, Takumi Kanaya was eliminated at the U.S. Open by one stroke, but he will still go home with a medal. The 22-year-old Japanese player won the Mark H. McCormack Award for ranking first in the amateur world.
Jin Gu Takushi performed so well this year that he ranked 241st in the world. In the past 24 months, he has won the Sumitomo Mitsui VISA Pacific Masters on the Japanese Tour and tied for third place at the Australian Open, and tied for fifth on the Fuji Sankei Classic on the Japanese Tour.
金谷拓史（Jin Gu Takushi）今年表现出色，以至世界排名第241位。在过去的24个月中，他在日本巡回赛上赢得了三井住友（Sumitomo Mitsui）的VISA太平洋大师赛冠军，在澳大利亚公开赛上获得了并列第三名，在日本巡回赛上的富士产经经典赛上获得了并列第五名。
The US Open is his third time to participate in a Grand Slam. He participated in the US Masters last year (tied for 58) and was eliminated at the British Open at the Royal Portrush.
"I am extremely happy and very excited, because winning the McCormack Award is the biggest goal I set for my amateur career," said Kanaya Takumi.
Another big goal of his is to climb the world rankings high enough to have the opportunity to participate in the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo next summer.