2014 Western Amateur medalist Doug Ghim (second from left) and semifinalist Nick Hardy pose with Rich Harvest Farms founder and president Jerry Rich and WGA Senior Vice President of Tournaments Vince Pellegrino on Thursday, July 2 at Rich Harvest Farms.
WGA, Rich Harvest Farms hosts 2015 Western Amateur Media Day
SUGAR GROVE, Illinois (July 2, 2015) — 2014 Western Amateur medalist Doug Ghim and semifinalist Nick Hardy spoke with the media Thursday and played the course at Rich Harvest Farms, where the pair of promising local prospects will attempt to outlast each other and a field of more than 150 of the world’s best amateur players next month to win the 113th Western Amateur.
An All-Big 12 selection as a freshman at Texas, Doug Ghim, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, was on hand for the tournament’s annual media day and fielded questions about fellow Longhorn Jordan Spieth, the evolution of his game and what it takes to win the Western Amateur.
“It takes guts, intelligence and endurance,” Ghim said. “Each hole is an individual battle. You can't get too caught up in what's going on around you.”