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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2016 Western Junior Winner: Sean Maruyama
Sean Maruyama, of Los Angeles, California, won the 99th Western Junior at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Maruyama, 16, was among the youngest players in the field and notched the first major win of his budding career.