Former WNMU golfer and assistant Coach Calum Hill will be a participant in the 118th US Open Golf Championship next week in Southampton, NY. The 23-year-old Scotland native birdied the last hole of the Sectional qualifier Tuesday at Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey to record an impressive -7 total for the 36 holes event while competing against some of the best golfers and professionals in the country.

Hill's -7 score placed him in a tie for first with Cameron Wilson. The top 5 players in the field of 81 earned a spot in the U.S. Open. Hill began the day in a tie for 3rd, 2 strokes back of the leader. His 68 was the 2nd best score on the North Course.

Hill, a 2016 graduate of WNMU, just completed his MBA and served as WNMU assistant golf coach for the past two years after a brilliant career for the Mustangs. Hill was the runner-up at NMSU's local qualifier last month before moving on the sectionals. Hill's teammate of three years, Harry Wetton (Bedford, England/The Bedford School) served as caddy in the Sectional Qualifier.

After his 2016 NCAA Championship runner-up finish, he won several pro events last summer in preparation for a career in golf that has tremendous potential. His last start was a runner-up in last week's Scottsdale Open.

The US Open will be played June 14-17 over 72 holes. Shinnecock Hills last hosted the Open's 156 participant field in 2005 when Retief Goosen won over Phil Mickleson. Cory Pavin win in 1995 and Raymond Floyd took the title in 1986.

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