After shooting six-under at the U.S. Open sectional qualifiers, junior Ryan Lumsden has qualified for the U.S. Open, which will be held June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Course in Shinnecock Hills, N.Y.
With 120 players competing for 14 slots, Lumsden finished tied for tenth at six-under, tied with Australian golfer Adam Scott, who won the 2013 Masters. Lumsden was the only amateur golfer in the Columbus sectional to qualify for the U.S. Open.
Lumsden becomes the fourth Northwestern amateur to qualify for the U.S. Open in the past 20 years, and the first since Matt Fitzpatrick did it in 2014. Fitzpatrick, who currently sits at No. 39 in the Official World Golf Rankings, is expected to compete alongside Lumsden in New York as well.
A first team All-Big Ten honoree, Lumsden has been playing some of the best golf of his career recently. He carded a five-under 67 at the NCAA Championships and a top-ten finish at the Big Ten Championships for the second year in a row.
Coverage of the 2018 U.S. Open starts June 14.