Johnson tourney has local qualifier for junior golfers

dustinjohnson3The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will hold a local qualifier – open to boys and girls that are residents of Horry, Georgetown and Brunswick counties – on January 30, 2016 at Myrtle Beach National’s West Course.

The top finishing boys and girls in the qualifier will earn a spot in the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will be played February 13-15, 2016 at TPC Myrtle Beach.

“We look forward to providing the Grand Strand’s best junior golfers the opportunity to compete against their peers from around the world,” said Rick Taylor, Director of Golf Course Operations for Founders Group International. “The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will attract an outstanding field and our local qualifiers will certainly enhance the strength of the event.”

The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will feature a 90-player field comprised of elite-level boys and girls from across the globe.

With the support of Johnson, one of top 10 players in the world, the tournament will provide participants a PGA Tour-like experience, and the chance to test themselves against their peers from others part of America and the world.

The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship is being sponsored by Founders Group International, the Dustin Johnson Golf School, and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

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 $250,000 to junior golf, sponsoring numerous events throughout the state and helping cover entry costs for kids who need financial assistance.

For more information or to enter the qualifier, go to www.WorldJuniorGolfChampionship.com. Entry cost is $40.

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