STANFORD, Calif. – Cameron Wilson will be part of the 156-player field for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, which was solidified Monday morning when two players earned exemptions through the Official World Golf Ranking and three were added from the pool of alternates.
Because the United States Golf Association had left five spots available via the World Ranking, three players from the sectional qualifying alternate list were added, including Wilson.
Wilson shot a 1-over 142 and then defeated Jamie Lovemark on the sixth extra hole to earn first-alternate status at the sectional qualifier.
Wilson, who recently won the NCAA individual title and was a first team All-America selection, was the first alternate from his Purchase, N.Y., sectional site. He’ll be making his second U.S. Open appearance.
In 2012, Wilson won his sectional qualifier to earn a spot in the U.S. Open, where he missed the cut at Olympic Club after consecutive rounds of 77.
Wilson is in the first group to tee off Thursday at 6:45 a.m. (ET). The senior will receive his Stanford degree in history on Sunday.
The lefty will be joined at the U.S. Open by teammate Maverick McNealy. The freshman shot a 7-under 136 at the Lake Merced and Olympic Club sectional qualifier in Daly City, Calif.
McNealy’s debut will begin Thursday at 8:46 a.m.
McNealy and Wilson helped Stanford to a third-place finish at NCAA Championships.