Will make his first U.S. Open start after getting into the field as the first alternate from the Summit, N.J., sectional qualifier. He was the odd man out in a 2-for-1 playoff with Matt Campbell for the fifth and final berth at the site. Played his collegiate golf at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, graduating in 2009 with a business administration degree. Was runner-up in this year's Web.com Tour's Club Colombia Championship by Servientrega when Ethan Tracy holed out from 101 yards with a wedge for eagle on the 72nd hole and then won on the second playoff hole by making a 20-foot birdie putt. Got play in the WGC-Mexico Championship in his home country by being the highest-ranked Mexican player in the Official World Golf Ranking (No. 472) and tying for 67th.