Seven players advance to 119th Western Amateur
GLENVIEW, Ill. (July 26, 2021) – Daulet Tuleubayev, of Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Tyson Shelley, of Salt Lake City, Utah, both shot 5-under 66 at The Glen Club on Sunday to qualify for the 119th Western Amateur, set to be held July 26-31 at Glen View Club in Golf, Illinois.
Fifty-four players were vying for the final seven spots in the Western Amateur field at the 18-hole qualifier. Tuleubayev punched his ticket with a back-nine 30 that included birdies on Nos. 13-15. Shelley shook off a double bogey on No. 4, playing his last 14 holes in 7 under to advance.
Timmy Crawford of Arlington Heights, Illinois; Ty Gingerich of Carmel, Indiana; Connor Polender of Lake Bluff, Illinois; Joe Neuheisel of Scottsdale, Arizona; and Jason Li of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, also qualified by shooting 4 under.
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The Glen Club, Tom Fazio’s North Shore masterpiece, has hosted a number of championship events, including the 2019 and 2021 Evans Scholars Invitational on the Korn Ferry Tour.
First played at Glen View Club in 1899, the Western Amateur is the world’s third oldest amateur championship, behind the British Amateur (1855) and the U.S. Amateur (1895). It regularly attracts the top players from across the country and around the world, with past champions like Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
A combination of stroke play and match play competition make the Western Amateur one of the most demanding events in golf. The international field of 156 players will compete in 72 holes of stroke play over three days to determine the Sweet 16 for match play.
Attendance and parking at the Western Amateur are free.