Texas Tech men’s golfer Sandy Scott qualified on Wednesday to play in the 2020 U.S. Open. Scott, one of only 7 amateurs in the world (!) to compete in the event, will take part in the 120th playing of the tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY, from September 14th through the 20th. The Scotland native earned this honor by being positioned in the top 7 amateurs in the world rankings this week, coming in at number 6. Other amateurs joining him include, Davis Thompson (University of Georgia) and Chun An Yu (Arizona State University).
Scott is coming off an incredible senior season, one that was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, the NCAA granted spring athletes with senior status an eligibility waiver that allowed them to return for another season if they chose to do so, allowing Scott to come back. Tech’s men’s golf team was on pace to have arguably the best year in school history, being ranked number 1 in the nation for a period of time and winning a total of 3 team events in the fall 2019 season alone (including the Big 12 Match Play Tournament). Scott was at the head of the charge, winning the individual title at the Carmel Cup and consistently maintaining a top 20 collegiate ranking in the nation.
From being named to Second-Team All American and a member of the Walker Cup Match in 2019, along with numerous other team accolades, it is obvious to see that Sandy Scott and the Red Raiders are well on their way to another stellar season on the links. This honor has just added even more recognition to one of the best golfers in school history.