Western Amateur Notebook: Texas-bound Doug Ghim takes lead with course record

Arlington Heights’ Doug Ghim — a Buffalo Grove graduate — fights his way out of some tall grass during a semifinal victory at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in Kansas July 18. | AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Fernando Salazar

CHICAGO — Doug Ghim rolled in a slippery 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th green at The Beverly Country Club, tipped his head back and started laughing.

It’s been a fun couple of days for the 18-year-old Arlington Heights native and Buffalo Grove graduate.

Scratch that, it’s been a fun couple of weeks for Ghim, who continued his whirlwind tour of elite amateur golf Wednesday with an 8-under 63 that gave him the lead through two rounds of the Western Amateur. Less than two weeks after his run to the finals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, Ghim navigated the tree-lined fairways and treacherous greens at Beverly well enough to break Tom Weiskopf’s 47-year-old competitive course record of 64, set during the 1967 Western Open Pro-Am.

“It’s playing tough,” Ghim said of Beverly’s 7,016-yard, par-71 layout. “My scorecard may not look like it, but it was a hard-fought 63. Any round out here under par is hard-fought.”

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