Sean Maruyama of Los Angeles, California, will seek to become the first player since 1941 to win consecutive Western Junior titles next month.

 
2017 Western Junior Field


Sean Maruyama to defend Western Junior title at Park Ridge

GOLF, ILLINOIS (May 8, 2017) –-  Sean Maruyama of Los Angeles, California, will attempt to become the first player in 76 years to repeat as Western Junior champion when Park Ridge Country Club in Park Ridge, Illinois, hosts the historic 100th playing of the Western Junior in June.

Maruyama, who has committed verbally to play college golf at UCLA, will headline an international field of top junior players vying to win the country’s oldest national junior golf championship June 19-22.

Maruyama, son of longtime PGA TOUR pro Shigeki Maruyama, notched the first major victory of his young career at the 2016 Western Junior at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak, Michigan. If he repeats as champion this year, Maruyama would become the first player since Ben Downing in 1940-41 to claim back-to-back Western Junior titles.

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