Illinois golfer wins Pacific Coast

Updated: August 1, 2017

The 51st Pacific Coast Amateur championship came down to the wire, with Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Illinois two-putting the final hole to capture one of amateur golf’s most prized trophy.

Ghim, a senior on the University of Texas men’s golf team, entered the day in the last pairing with third round leader, Hayden Springer of Trophy Club, Texas and defending champion Will Zalatoris of Plano, Texas. With a packed field of amateur talent already out on the course, Ghim, Zalatoris and Springer knew they had to play solid golf to have a chance to win the Dr. Ed Updegraff trophy as Pacific Coast Amateur champion.