Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston opened the US Open with a first-round total of 4-over par at Torrey Pines near San Diego.
Playing in his second pro tournament and first major, the former Red Elephants’ standout who recently completed his career at the University of Georgia, had three early bogeys to start his round Thursday afternoon.
His bright spot came when turn made the turn to the front nine and drained a long birdie putt on the par-4 second hole.
As of Friday morning, the projected weekend cut is 2-over par.
Ralston’s second round will commence Friday at Torrey Pines.
The Gainesville native qualified for the US as an amateur with a one-day, 36-hole total of 9-under par June 7 in Atlanta.