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Western Junior Championship
June 15 @ 12:00 am - June 18 @ 12:00 am
The 2020 Western Junior Championship will take place June 15-18 at historic Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest. The Western Junior Championship is the oldest national junior golf championship, has been played in more than 15 states and at several prestigious Chicagoland golf clubs, but never at Onwentsia, which was established in 1895.
“Few golf clubs have the tradition and history of Onwentsia,” said Vince Pellegrino, the WGA’s Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “The club holds a special place in the history of the WGA, and we’re excited to bring this event and a field of the country’s best junior players to Onwentsia.”
“On behalf of the Onwentsia Club, our members and staff, we are honored to host the 103rd Western Junior Championship,” said L. Peter Smith, Onwentsia club president. “This year, Onwentsia celebrates its 125th year, and we cannot think of a better way to help celebrate than including the oldest national junior golf tournament in the United States. We look forward to seeing golf’s rising stars compete for this coveted title.”
The field is limited to 156 entrants. Competition begins with 36 holes of stroke play, after which the field is cut to the low 44 and ties. Those who make the cut will play 36 more holes of stroke play in hopes of winning the Western Junior title.
The top three finishers and ties receive exemptions into the Western Amateur. Piercen Hunt won the 2019 Western Junior Championship at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. Other past winners include Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa.
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