The Western Junior, the oldest national junior tournament in the United States, draws the top junior players from more than 40 states and internationally each year. The field is limited to 156 entrants. Exemptions into the Western Amateur are awarded to the top three finishers and ties. The tournament has been a testing ground for stars of the future, such as current PGA TOUR stars Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan and Rickie Fowler, and veterans Fred Couples, Craig Stadler and Corey Pavin.
Competition begins with 18 holes of stroke play. Following a second round of stroke play, the field will be cut to the low 44 and ties. Those lucky enough to make the cut will take part in the third and fourth rounds in hopes of being crowned the Western Junior champion.
2016 - Red Run Golf Club, Royal Oak, Michigan
2017 - Park Ridge Country Club, Park Ridge, Illinois
2018 - Evanston Golf Club, Skokie, Illinois
2019 - Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Illinois
2020 - Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Illinois