A testing ground for tomorrow's stars
The 2016 Western Junior will be played June 20-23 at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak Michigan.
Since its creation by the Western Golf Association in 1914, the Western Junior has served as a proving ground for future PGA TOUR stars, including past champions Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar also have competed in the Western Junior. The event was not played for several years during World War I and World War II.
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2015 Western Junior Winner: Chun An Yu
Chun An Yu, of Orlando, Florida, won the 98th Western Junior in a thrilling playoff at Riverside Golf Club in North Riverside, Illinois.
Yu – an unranked 16-year-old who relocated to Orlando, Florida, from Taiwan in January – beat Yechun “Carl” Yuan, the nation’s No. 19 ranked junior, with a par on the first playoff hole. Yuan bogeyed, the last in a string of five that doomed the University of Washington golf commit.