Hazeltine Identifies Top Amateur
Richie Ramsay entered the 2006 U.S. Amateur after a narrow defeat in the 2005 Walker Cup as a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Team. Using that loss as inspiration, Ramsay defeated future professional stars Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson before triumphing over John Kelly, 4 and 2, in the final.
A native of Aberdeen, Scotland, Ramsay became the first Scottish player to win the U.S. Amateur since 1898. While at Hazeltine, Ramsay met his future wife, Angela, and the two were married at Hazeltine in 2012.
Also of note: Billy Horschel set a USGA qualifying round record with a 60 at Chaska Town Course in stroke play qualifying.
Hazeltine National Golf Club is a private golf club located in Chaska, Minn., about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The club opened in 1962 with a mission to build and maintain a golf course suitable for the conduct of national championships. Hazeltine is one of only two courses in the United States to have hosted the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur, and Ryder Cup. Hazeltine’s meeting and event space, golf shop and specified services in the learning center are open to the public. More information about becoming a member at Hazeltine is available at www.hazeltinenational.com.