Fife’s Connor Syme is among a quartet of Scottish golfers who have qualified to play in next month’s US Amateur Championship, bidding to follow in the footsteps of Richie Ramsay.
Thanks to their World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) inside the top 50, Syme, Grant Forrest, Robert MacIntyre and Ewen Ferguson will all tee up at Oakland Hills from August 15 to 21.
Forrest, MacIntyre and Syme were all part of Scotland’s recent defence of the European Men’s Amateur team title, while the trio are also representing GB&I in this week’s St Andrews Trophy.
Drumoig’s Syme, who won the Australian Amateur title at the start of the year, said: “Top 50 was my target at the start of the year and reaching there has now helped me achieve goals in qualifying for the US Amateur and competing for GB&I in the St Andrews Trophy.
“The four of us are now in the top 30 in the world rankings so we’re all chasing each other’s tails and the competition is great. I’m looking forward to the US Amateur as I’ve never played competitively in America before and I know Oakland Hills is an amazing course.”
All four players now won’t compete for Scotland in the Home Internationals at Nairn.
A total of 312 players from over 20 countries will contest the US Amateur, with three-time European Tour winner Ramsay a past winner of the event in 2006 at Hazeltine.