Pair of Carolinians advance in DJ World Junior qualifier

golf-Reuland-VineyDrew Viney of Pinehurst, NC, and Wint Phoo Aung of Bluffton, SC, won the boys and girls qualifiers for the second annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Saturday at Myrtle Beach National’s SouthCreek course.

By virtue of their wins, both Viney and Aung earned a spot in the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will be played February 24-26, 2016 at TPC Myrtle Beach. Zachery Reuland of Rock Hill, SC, shot an even par 72, one-stroke back of Viney, to earn a spot in the boys field.

Viney, who started his round on the 10th hole, shot a one-under par 71 that was highlighted by an eagle on SouthCreek’s 16th.

Reuland closed a round that featured dramatic swings with a flourish. The freshman birdied his first two holes of the day but proceeded to bogey six of seven holes during the middle of the round. He rallied to birdie three holes in a row on the back nine to secure second place.

Aung shot a four-over 76, good for a two-stroke win over Bailey Davis of White Plains, Md.

Fifty-six players from six states, Canada and Spain competed in the qualifier.

Photo courtesy of MB Golf Holiday

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