b'W hen Wenyi Ding arrived at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort for the U.S. Junior Amateur in July, he wanted some local knowledge. So the 17-year old from China requested a Caddies makecaddie from the resorts respected list of loopers. A local caddie has more experience on this course and the difference athe could tell me where I should go and maybe when I am putting, which side is higher, explained Ding, a three-time Chinese Amateur champion who was competing in his first this years U.S.USGA championship. Two days before the event began, Wil Lozano found out he would be on the bag for Ding.Junior Amateur Completely random, Lozano said. I found out a few days before the tournament who I was getting.After two days of stroke play and six match-play victories, Ding and Lozano were taking pictures with the BY STEVE MIMS trophy after Ding became the first player from China to win a USGA title. Ding defeated 18-year old Caleb Surratt of Indian Trail, N.C. 3 and 2 to capture the title in the 36-hole final.I was just lucky enough to get matched up with the guy, said Lozano, who has caddied at Bandon since 2019. I knew from the start of the practice rounds that I had a special player. Its an incredible feeling. He got us here, he was the one swinging the club, and I was just happy to be part of it.Ding said Lozano was more than just part of his path to the 74th U.S. Junior Amateur title.He helped me 100 percent, Ding said.More than 150 local caddies were on a bag for the six-day championship, including three whose players reached the quarterfinals.Fifteen-year old Peyton Simonds reached the semifinals while on the bag for Eric Lee of Fullerton, Calif. before he lost to Ding on the 20th hole.That was definitely exciting for me, said Simonds, a sophomore-to-be at Bandon High School whose father, Jeff, is the assistant general manager at Bandon Dunes. I helped him in any way I could, but he liked to do his own thing. He knew exactly what he was doing and did a great job. Like Lozano, Simonds was randomly paired with Lee, a 17-year old who has committed to play at UC-Berkeley.He texted me two days before it started to ask me where we should meet, Simonds said. It was a slow incline of getting to know each other, but in the practice rounds we figured each other out and after that it was great.Not all the player-caddie pairings were random, as Jeremiah Romero was referred to Akshay Anand of Issaquah, Wash. Romero had caddied for a member at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. who knew Anand and recommended the looper known as Jeremiah'