A testing ground for tomorrow's stars
The Western Junior is the oldest national junior tournament in the United States. It draws the top junior players from more than 40 states and internationally each year. The field is limited to 156 entrants. The 2014 championship will be held June 16-20 at Flossmoor Country Club in Flossmoor, Ill.
2013 Western Junior Winner: Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa, 16, of La Canada Flintridge, Calif., posted scores of 69 or better in all four rounds to claim a five-stroke victory in the 96th Western Junior championship at Meridian Hills Country Club on June 21, 2013.
Morikawa fired a 4-under-par 67 Friday to finish the championship at 13-under-par 271, the lowest 72-hole total since Hunter Mahan won the 1999 Western Junior with a 266 total at Treetops Sylvan Resort in Michigan.
Past Junior winners