Applications for 2017 Western Amateur now available

Applications are now available for the 2017 Western Amateur Championship, slated for July 31-Aug. 5 at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois. 

Criteria for selection includes, but is not limited to, miscellaneous national rankings, major tournament finishes, high school/college performance, and professional recommendations. There are no qualifying tournaments for the Western Amateur. All players will be entered by exemption or invitation by the Selection Committee.

All applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.

Founded in 1899, the Western Amateur features a 156-player field considered among the deepest and strongest field in amateur. It is the world’s third oldest amateur championship behind the British Amateur (1885) and the U.S. Amateur (1895).

To win, the Western Amateur champion must play 72 holes of stroke play and finish in the top 16 to qualify for match play. He then must win four matches over two days, meaning that over a five-day period he would have played approximately 144 holes, depending on whether his matches went into extra holes or ended early.

Past champions include Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ben Crenshaw and Curtis Strange.

For more information on applying to compete in the Western Amateur, please contact Tournament Manager Steve Prioletti at prioletti@wgaesf.org