2017 Western Junior champion William Mouw of Chino, California, is expected to defend his title June 18-21 at Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Illinois.
Evanston Golf Club to host 2018 Western Junior
GOLF, ILL. (May 4) - Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Illinois, will host a Western Golf Association championship for the first time ever when the 101st Western Junior Championship is played there June 18-21.
Since its creation by the Western Golf Association in 1914, the Western Junior has been a proving ground for future PGA TOUR stars, including past champions Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar also have competed in the Western Junior.
The Western Junior has been played in more than 15 states and at several prestigious Chicagoland golf clubs, but never at Evanston.
Founded in 1898, Evanston features a course designed by famed architect Donald Ross in 1917 and renovated by Ron Pritchard in 2007, who preserved some of Ross' signature design elements while updating it for the modern game.
This year's field is expected to include 2017 Western Junior champion William Mouw of Chino, California. Mouw strolled away from the field at Park Ridge Country Club to win the 100th Western Junior. His 72-hole total of 266 tied the 72-hole record set by Hunter Mahan in 1999 on the Tradition course at Treetops Sylvan Resort in Michigan.
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