Qualified for his first U.S. Open by earning medalist honors in the Rockville, Md., sectional, shooting 11-under 133 on Woodmont Country Club's North Course. He opened the 36-hole qualifier with a 62, which helped him garner one of the three available starts. Is not related to Samuel Ryder, who helped start the Ryder Cup. Graduated from Stetson University in 2012 with a finance degree. Owns two top-10 finishes in 10 starts this season on the Web.com Tour, including solo third in the Panama Claro Championship. Lone career professional victory came in the 2015 National Capital Open to Support Our Troops on the Mackenzie Tour - Canada.