A testing ground for tomorrow's stars
The 2017 Western Junior was played June 19-22 at Park Ridge Country Club in Park Ridge, 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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2017 Western Junior Winner: William Mouw
William Mouw of Chino, California, won the 100th Western Junior at Park Ridge Country Club in Park Ridge, Illinois.
Mouw, who held a two-shot lead heading into the final day, strolled away from the field with a pair of 3-under 67s for a 72-hole total of 266 to tie the 72-hole record set by Hunter Mahan in 1999 on the Tradition course at Treetops Sylvan Resort in Michigan. In second, a distant eight shots back at 274, was Karl Vilips, 15, of Australia.