2016 Western Amateur champion Dylan Meyer and two-time Sweet 16 qualifier Nick Hardy talk to Dan Roan of WGN News during the 2017 Western Amateur Media Day at Skokie Country Club.

Meyer, Hardy preview 2017 Western Amateur at Media Day

GLENCOE, Ill. (June 1, 2017) ... –Before he won the 2016 Western Amateur, Dylan Meyer had doubts about his game.

A lot has changed since then.

Meyer, of Evansville, Indiana, enters this summer’s 2017 Western Amateur as the world’s No. 1-ranked amateur, an ascent he attributed to his victory last year at Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

“It was good for me because I hadn’t really won any type of big event or anything like that,” Meyer said at Thursday’s media day at Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, where the 2017 Western Amateur will be played July 31-August 5. “To really step out and win the Western Amateur, one of the top events in the entire amateur world, was very special for me. It showed I had the strength to do, the mental strength to last that long, to keep grinding it out and playing golf.

“Surviving that entire week was incredible.” 





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