87th Illinois State Amateur Championship


87th Illinois State Amateur Championship
July 18-20 • Calumet Country Club

Patrick Flavin fired a 3-under 67 in the final round to win the 87th Illinois State Amateur Championship

Day Three: Thursday, July 20

PATRICK FLAVIN RACES TO VICTORY AT 87TH ILLINOIS STATE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

HOMEWOOD, Ill. - No adversity was going to deny Patrick Flavin (Highwood) of his goal this week: winning the 87th Illinois State Amateur Championship at Calumet Country Club. Not a four-shot deficit entering the final day. Not a weather delay that cut the final day from 36 to 18 holes. Not even a bogey on the penultimate hole that cut his lead to one stroke would stop him, as his 10-under 200 tally edged Jordan Hahn (Spring Grove) by a single shot.

“This is always a highlight of the summer,” the rising senior at Miami University said following the win. “I've come up short the last couple years [finishing sixth in each of the past two years], so to win, I can't describe it. I have a few college wins and those were obviously big for me, but winning the Illinois State Amateur is unbelievable, it's definitely top of the list (of accomplishments).”

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Patrick Flavin (-10)



Jordan Hahn (-9)
Rank Player Hometown Score
1 Patrick Flavin Highwood -10
2 Jordan Hahn Spring Grove -9
T3 Charlie Netzel Western Springs -5
T3 David Perkins East Peoria -5
T3 Trent Wallace Joliet -5



Day Two: Wednesday, July 19

HAHN SURGES TO LEAD AT HALFWAY POINT WITH RECORD-SETTING 61

HOMEWOOD, Ill. - The 87th Illinois State Amateur Championship at Calumet Country Club saw a 20-year old autograph his name in two record books, as Jordan Hahn (Spring Grove) fired a 9-under par 61 in the second round on Wednesday. The 61 is the lowest round in Illinois State Amateur Championship history and bests the previous course record of 62 at Calumet, which opened in 1901.

“It's one of those rounds where the pros talk about being in the zone,” Hahn, a rising junior at the University of Wisconsin, said of his historic day. “I just felt comfortable over the ball. I felt confident and just freed myself up and was happy with whatever the result was because I knew I was committed to the shot.”

Hahn's round got off to a fast start with birdies at four of the first five holes, but officially shifted into overdrive at the par-3 sixth. His 7-iron off the tee at the 210-yard hole one-hopped into the hole for Hahn's second career hole-in-one—both in competitive rounds. 

“It was a little downwind, it landed 3 feet short of the hole, jumped up and looked from the tee like I jarred it,” Hahn noted. “I just threw my hands up—my first (hole-in-one), I didn't see go in, so it was pretty cool to see this one go in.”

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Jordan Hahn (-11)



Patrick Flavin (-7)



Mike Cushing (-6)
Rank Player Hometown Score
1 Jordan Hahn Spring Grove -11
T2 Patrick Flavin Highwood -7
T2 Zach Burry Quincy -7
T4 Mike Cushing Bloomington -6
T4 Derek Meinhart Mattoon -6



Day One: Tuesday, July 18

CROWDED LEADERBOARD AFTER ROUND 1 AT ILLINOIS STATE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

HOMEWOOD, Ill. - Like rush hour on the Tri-State Tollway, which whizzes past several of the Championship's holes, the leaderboard of the 87th Illinois State Amateur Championship is a traffic jam, with a few speeding to the front. Patrick Flavin (Highwood) and Trent Wallace (Joliet), playing in back-to-back afternoon groups, posted matching 7-under par 63s to share the opening round lead.

Flavin, who has finished sixth in each of the last two Illinois State Amateurs, started his round with five consecutive birdies and kept on cruising, putting eight birdies against a single bogey at the 11th. Meanwhile, in the group behind Flavin, Wallace, who finished fifth last year and was playing his first round at Calumet Country Club, carded seven birdies, including four of the final six holes.

“I hit a bunch of good shots at the start, got comfortable fast and made a bunch of putts,” Flavin, who is entering his senior season at Miami University, said of his opening stretch. “I was giving myself lots of chances and fortunately I got them all to go in. It calmed the nerves real quick, it was great to get off to a good start.”

“I kept the ball in play all round, kept it below the hole—which you need to do out here—and just trusted the putter,” Wallace, a rising junior at Illinois State University, said. “When I got (to the course), my teammate had just come in at a 65, so I thought that was pretty low, and then I got out there and the greens were perfect, so I just tried to take it as low as possible.” 

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Patrick Flavin (-7)



Trent Wallace (-7)



Zach Burry (-5)
Rank Player Hometown Score
T1 Patrick Flavin Highwood -7
T1 Trent Wallace Joliet -7
3 Zach Burry Quincy -5
T4 Derek Meinhart Mattoon -4
T4 Todd Mitchell Bloomington -4




Preview

ELITE COMPETITION EXPECTED AT 87TH ILLINOIS STATE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

LEMONT, Ill. - The state's elite amateur golfers head to Calumet Country Club, July 18-20, for the 87th Illinois State Amateur Championship. The 72-hole stroke play championship will be contested on the Donald Ross-designed layout, with the entire field playing 18 holes on both Tuesday and Wednesday. The low 35 golfers and ties will advance to the 36-hole final day on Thursday. Awaiting the winner is the Louis L. Emmerson Trophy, while the low 20 and ties will earn exemptions into next year's championship.

A field of 138 golfers will take the challenge, including seven of last year's top 10 finishers and 16 of the top 20 finishers from 2016. Calumet Country Club, hosting its first Illinois State Amateur, will play to 6,619 yards and a par of 70 for the championship.

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Qualifying

DateSiteInformation
June 6Kankakee Elks Country Club (St. Anne)
Results
June 7Bittersweet Golf Club (Gurnee)
Results
June 8Ironwood Golf Course (Normal)
Results
June 8PrairieView Golf Club (Byron)
Results
June 13Kewanee Dunes (Kewanee)
Results
June 13Royal Hawk Country Club (St. Charles)
Results
June 15Effingham Country Club (Effingham)
Results
June 20Lake Bluff Golf Club (Lake Bluff)
Results
June 21Sanctuary Golf Course (New Lenox)
Results


Championship Information

The Illinois State Amateur Championship, conducted annually by the Chicago District Golf Association, was first played in 1931 at Quincy Country Club. It is widely considered the premier amateur golf event in the state. Since the Championship was first conducted at stroke play in 1963, 44 different golfers have hoisted the Louis L. Emmerson trophy, several of which are current or former members of the PGA tour. Northbrook native and University of Illinois golfer Nick Hardy won the 2016 iteration in record-breaking fashion, finishing -28 after three rounds at St. Charles Country Club.

Related Links: (2016 Recap)