Richie Ramsay on U.S. Open waiting list

Updated: June 7, 2011, 11:40 AM ET
Associated Press

FAR HILLS, N.J. -- 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 week.

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 site.

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.


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