Congratulations to Jordan Niebrugge of Mequon, Wis., winner of the 111th Western Amateur at The Alotian Club.
Niebrugge wins 111th Western Amateur
The 111th Western Amateur was played July 29-Aug. 5 at The Alotian Club in Roland, Ark., the first time the championship had been conduced in the South since 1977 and its first ever visit to the state of Arkansas.
This year's Western Amateur field was rated the third strongest in the world. Forty of the world's top 100-ranked amateurs competed, the most of any amateur tournament in the world. The field included eight members of the U.S. Walker Cup team, the 2013 British Amateur champion and outstanding young players from at least 15 nations. Oklahoma State sophomore Jordan Niebrugge of Mequon, Wisc. won the championship 3 and 2 over Sean Dale, thus solidifying his spot on the U.S. Walker Cup team.
The 2014 Western Amateur returns to Chicago and The Beverly Country Club, a Donald Ross gem on the city's far Southwest side. Going forward, the rotation includes Rich Harvest Farms in 2015, Knollwood Club 2016 and Skokie Country Club in 2017.