Jeff Doty of Carmel, Indiana, won the 2018 Western Junior on Thursday
at Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Illinois.


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Doty wins 2018 Western Junior

SKOKIE, ILLINOIS - (June 21, 2018) ... Jeff Doty, of Carmel, Indiana, wasn’t feeling good about his game leading up to the 101st Western Junior.

But something clicked while working on it at home, and he found his form at the 6,793-yard, par-70 Evanston Golf Club to win the country’s oldest junior golf championship.

After heavy rain forced tournament officials to cancel Thursday’s final two rounds, Doty earned the title by virtue of his 36-hole lead. An incoming sophomore at North Florida, he carded rounds of 69-64 to finish 7 under and clip Karl Vilips, of Perth, Australia, by one stroke.

“This is No. 1 for me,” Doty said when asked where the Western Junior ranks among his accomplishments. “This is the top of the line.”

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