2017 NCAA Division I National Champion Braden Thornberry will attempt to unseat reigning Western Amateur champion Dylan Meyer this summer at Skokie Country Club.
115th Western Amateur to feature world's top 10 amateurs
GOLF, Ill. (July 6, 2017) ... Every one of the world’s top 10 ranked amateur golfers are expected to compete at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois, the first week in August for a place in golfing history alongside Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as winners of the Western Amateur.
Set to tee off July 31, the 115th Western Amateur will feature a stacked field that includes reigning Western Amateur champion and University of Illinois standout Dylan Meyer; current World No. 1 and 2017 NCAA Division I National Champion Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss; Cal All-American Collin Morikawa; 2014 Western Amateur medalist and 2017 Big-12 Player of the Year Doug Ghim; Ghim’s Texas teammate and 2017 U.S. Open low amateur Scottie Scheffler; and international star Kyle McClatchie of South Africa.
2017 U.S. Open qualifiers Cameron Champ and Joaquin Niemann; 2017 SEC Player of the Year Sam Burns; and 2017 Open Champion qualifier Connor Syme of Scotland round out the rest of the top-ranked players in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking expected to compete for the coveted George R. Thorne Trophy.