More than 150 of the world's top amateur golfers will compete next week in the 113th Western Amateur at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
Elite amateur golfers set to test Rich Harvest Farms
GOLF, Ill. (July 29, 2015) – The Western Amateur will once again feature one of the strongest fields in amateur golf when 156 contestants from around the world tee off next week at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. Illinois.
Five of the world’s six top-ranked amateurs will vie for the 2015 Western Amateur title, including defending champion Beau Hossler, of Mission Viejo, California, and 2013 champion Jordan Niebrugge, a native of Mequon, Wisconsin, who recently won the silver medal as the low amateur at the 144th Open Championship at St. Andrews.
NCAA Division I champion Bryson DeChambeau, World No. 1, and SEC Player of the Year Hunter Stewart, and Alabama’s Robby Shelton, who recently tied for third at the PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship, round out the other players ranked sixth in the world or higher.
Hossler and Niebrugge are among 13 players in this year’s field who have competed in at least one major championship this year