Will make his first U.S. Open start after getting into the field as the first alternate from the Springfield (Ohio) Country Club sectional qualifier. Edged 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links runner-up Doug Ghim in a 2-for-1 playoff for first alternate after both shot 6-under 134. Played at Malone University in Canton, Ohio, where he earned his business administration degree in 2014. Made two of five cuts, including a top 10, last year on the Mackenzie Tour - Canada. Also played on the Mackenzie Tour in 2015, making 3 of 11 cuts.