Star-Studded Field Slated To Compete In Eighth Annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. – The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship presented by LA Golf, which will be played March 3-5 at TPC Myrtle Beach, has emerged as one of America’s premier youth tournaments, and the strength of the field for eight annual event will only enhance its growing reputation.
A 54-hole, college-style event, 90 players (54 boys, 36 girls) secured invitations to the DJ World Junior, including some of the nation’s premier young talent. On the boys side, 40 of the 54 players are ranked among America’s top 100 by either Golfweek or Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS), while 28 of the 36 girls are top 100 players.
The boys field is headlined by Jackson Koivun (Chapel Hill, N.C.), an Auburn signee who is the nation’s No. 1 junior, according to Junior Golf Scoreboard, and fourth-ranked Nicholas Gross (Downingtown, Pa.).
Anna Davis (Spring Valley, Calif.), who won the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and is ninth ranked junior in the world, will lead the girls field, along with Macy Pate (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Golfweek’s 15th ranked junior and a Wake Forest signee.
New to this year’s tournament will be a co-ed team event, designed to mirror the type of competition players will enjoy at the collegiate level.
“We can’t wait to welcome golf’s best juniors to compete in the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship,” tournament director Scott Tomasello said. “This is one of the nation’s best junior events and this year’s field is outstanding. We look forward to seeing golf’s next generation of stars test themselves here in Myrtle Beach, the game’s most popular destination.”
With Johnson’s support, the tournament provides players one of the premier experiences in junior golf, and the opportunity to test themselves against a loaded field.
A significant part of the event’s appeal is TPC Myrtle Beach, one of the Grand Strand’s most decorated layouts. TPC Myrtle Beach has hosted the Senior PGA Tour Championship and been ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest, making it an ideal venue to test golf’s rising young stars.
The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship is sponsored by LA Golf, Founders Group International, the Dustin Johnson Golf School, and Golf Tourism Solutions.
Johnson’s involvement with the tournament reflects his long-time commitment to junior golf, particularly in South Carolina, where he grew into one of the world’s best players. Through the Dustin Johnson Foundation, which is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, Johnson has donated more than $500,000 to junior golf, sponsoring numerous events throughout the state and helping cover entry costs for kids who need financial assistance.
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