2015 Western Amateur Dawson Armstrong headlines an elite field set to tee off Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the 2016 Western Amateur at Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Dawson Armstrong to face elite field in Western Amateur title defense
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (July, 25, 2016) ... The Western Amateur will once again feature one of the strongest fields in amateur golf when 156 contestants from around the world tee off Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Headlining this year’s field is Cal sophomore and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Collin Morikawa, USC Trojan and 2015 U.S. Amateur semifinalist Sean Crocker of Westlake Village, California, and Florida sophomore Sam Horsfield of Davenport, Florida, who was recently named the 2016 Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman of the Year.
Horsfield is one of six players in this year’s field to qualify for and play in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh. That list also includes 2014 Western Amateur semifinalist Nick Hardy of Northbrook, Illinois, 2014 Sweet 16 qualifier Scottie Scheffler of Dallas, Texas, as well as Sam Burns, Christopher Crawford and Justin Suh.