Mr. Golf Sam Weatherhead takes on U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

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The high school golf season ended back in June, but West Catholic's Sam Weatherhead is still playing through the summer.

Weatherhead is one of two West Michigan golfers that is hoping to join the ranks of David Duval, Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods - all once winners of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

"If I can do well and win then go to a PGA Tour event and play well, that's the start of my career," said Weatherhead.

Sam is one of 156 golfers in the world that earned a spot to play at this week's U.S. Junior Am. The 17-year-old soon-to-be West Catholic senior was also voted Mr. Golf this month - given to the state of Michigan's number one high school golfer.

 "I love competing against players that are as good as me and maybe so better than me," said Sam. "I like to play well and in golf you kind of have to believe you are the best so it feels good to know that there is 155 other kids thinking that they are the best and they want to beat me just as much as I want to beat them."

The U.S. Junior Amateur runs July 16-July 21st in New Hampshire.

Mona Shores high school's Reed Hrynewich is also playing in this week's event.

For more on Sam Weatherhead and his quest to make history, click on the video player.

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