Norman Xiong of Canyon Lake, California, won the 115th Western Amateur at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois. 


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Xiong wins 2017 Western Amateur

GLENCOE, Ill. (Aug. 5, 2017) ... Not once during regulation did Norman Xiong, of Canyon Lake, California, believe he had a grip on winning the 115th Western Amateur at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois.

Not even when he led Doc Redman, of Raleigh, North Carolina, 4 up through nine or 3 up through 15. It wasn’t until Redman missed his par putt on the 22nd hole that Xiong could celebrate winning the championship. It was the longest final match in tournament history and only the 13th time one went to extra holes.

“I tried to have fun and stay in the moment,” he said. “I played one hole at a time.”

A sophomore at Oregon, Xiong is the 25th medalist to win the tournament and the first since Chris Williams, of Moscow, Idaho, in 2012 at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park. He finished stroke play at 14 under.




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