Dylan Meyer, of Evansville, Indiana, will return to defend his Western Amateur title July 31-Aug. 5 at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois.

Skokie Country Club prepares to host world's best amateurs

GOLF, Ill. (April 10, 2017) ... – One of the world’s oldest amateur golf championships will again be played on Chicago’s North Shore when Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois, hosts the 2017 Western Amateur from July 31-Aug. 5.

Founded in 1899, the Western Amateur is the world’s third oldest amateur championship behind the British Amateur (1885) and the U.S. Amateur (1895), and attracts 156 top-ranked golfers from around the world. Past champions include Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Reigning Western Amateur champion and University of Illinois standout Dylan Meyer will defend his title and headline a field that also will include 2015 Western Amateur champion Dawson Armstrong of Brentwood, Tennessee, and 2014 Western Amateur medalist and Texas standout Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Ghim’s Longhorn teammates Gavin Hall and Scottie Scheffler and 2017 Masters low amateur Stewart Hagestad also have committed to play.






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