After making noise at the 2012 U.S. Open as a 17-year old, Beau Hossler decided this weekend would be the perfect time to capture his first major amateur championship.
On Saturday, the now 19-year-old did just that as he took home the 2014 Western Amateur, rallying from three down through 11 holes to capture the victory over Xander Schauffele.
“Obviously, [the Western Amateur] is one of the best tournaments in the world – a major amateur event with an outstanding field run by a world class association,” Hossler told Barry Cronin. “I’m very happy to have won. I’ve come close this summer. I’ve played some good golf but unfortunately hadn’t closed one out yet. Very pleased.”
Hossler is ranked fourth in the Scratch Players Rankings while Schauffele is considered the 10th best amateur in the world.
Earlier in the day, Hossler took down Northbrook, Ill. native and incoming Illinois freshman Nick Hardy in the semifinal.