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World’s Top Junior Golfers Compete at Rich Harvest Farms

Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, will host the Western Golf Association’s 102nd Western Junior championship on June 17–20.

Among the international field of 156 top junior golfers vying to win the country’s oldest national junior golf championship, 9 golfers from the Chicagoland area will compete.

• Zach Place, Roselle, IL
• Tyler Isenhart, Geneva, IL
• Sean Curran, New Lenox, IL
• Scott Boyajian, Aurora, IL
• Nolan Doherty, Arlington Heights, IL
• Luke Armbrust, Wheaton, IL
• Henry Quinn, Arlington Heights, IL
• Evan Myers, Northbrook, IL
• Danny Fisher, Lake Forest, IL

First held by the Western Golf Association in 1914, the Western Junior has served as a proving ground for many future PGA Tour stars, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, and Rickie Fowler.

Over the years, the Western Junior has been played in more than 15 states and at several prestigious Chicagoland golf clubs. Designed by owner and Western Golf Association Director Jerry Rich, Rich Harvest Farms was rated fifth “Best New Private Course” by Golf Digest in 1999. Three years later, Golf Digest placed the course on “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” where it remains to this day.

“The Aurora Area is thrilled to once again play host to the Western Golf Association’s Junior championship,” said Cort Carlson, Executive Director of the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “There is no course better than Rich Harvest Farms to showcase the immensely talented golfers competing at this year’s event. Between rounds and after play, the Aurora Area offers the finest in outlet shopping, outdoor recreation, family attractions and destination dining for visitors to enjoy. Best of luck to all the Western Junior golfers, and welcome to the Aurora Area.”

Attendance and parking for the Western Junior are free. For more information on the event, visit thewesternjunior.com. For information on lodging and local attractions, visit enjoyaurora.com.

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