A testing ground for tomorrow's stars
The 2018 Western Junior was played June 18-21 at Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Illinois.
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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2018 Western Junior Winner: Jeff Doty
Jeff Doty of Carmel, Indiana, won the 101st Western Junior at Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Illinois.
Doty, an incoming sophomore golfer at the University of North Florida, won a rain-shortened 36 hole event by shooting a 6-under 64 to post 7-under during the second round. Heavy rain forced the cancellation of the third and fourth rounds.