Scots Richie Ramsay, Russell Knox & amateur Ryan Lumsden qualify for US Open

Richie Ramsay
Richie Ramsay will take part in his third US Open

Scottish golfers Richie Ramsay, Russell Knox and amateur Ryan Lumsden have all secured a place at next week's US Open.

Ramsay finished joint-third in the qualification event at Walton Heath in Surrey, with Englishmen Andrew Johnston and James Morrison tied for first.

Knox finished tied-fifth, on seven under par, with Lumsden, 21, a shot further back in joint-10th at another qualifier in Columbus, Ohio.

But compatriot Martin Laird failed to make the cut in the 120-man field.

The top 14 qualified for the year's second major, which was won last year by American Brooks Koepka.

Ireland's Shane Lowry and former world number one Adam Scott were among other players to book their places, Australian Scott securing a 68th consecutive major championship appearance, stretching back to 2001 .

Scots Stephen Gallacher, Connor Syme, Marc Warren, Scott Jamieson and Chris Doak failed to progress at the Walton Heath event.

Aberdonian Ramsay, 34, missed the cut on his two previous appearances at the US Open in 2007 and 2017.

London-born Lumsden, who has Scottish grandparents and represented Scotland at international level, finished runner-up in last year's Scottish Amateur Championship.

He plays US college golf for Northwestern, and is majoring in economics.