Ramsay still on outside looking in for US Open

Richie Ramsay of Scotland is back on the waiting list for the

U.S. Open.

USGA spokesman Pete Kowalski had said Tuesday morning that two

extra spots were given to qualifying sites in England and Japan,

and Ramsay would be going to Congressional for the U.S. Open next


Kowalski later clarified that those spots already had been

awarded, and Ramsay remains first alternate out of the England

sectional qualifier. The extra spot already had been awarded to

Andreas Harto of Denmark.

Likewise, Masaya Tomida remains an alternate from the Japan


Ramsay already has been through a lot in this process. He left

the qualifier to attend a wedding reception, thinking his score

would not be good enough. He missed his flight to the reception,

found out he would be in a playoff and couldn’t get back to the

course in time.