Tight, talented field duels in final round of DJ Junior

Yuki Moriyama (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Alexa Pano (Lake Worth, Fla.) will lead the boys and girls fields into the final round of the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship at TPC Myrtle Beach.

Moriyama shot a 71, making him 2-under on the tournament, good for a one stroke lead over Michael Brennan (Leesburg, Va.). Moriyama birdied two of the final three holes to earn the cushion. Akshay Bhatia (Wake Forest, N.C.) lurks just two shots back and sits at even par after 36 holes.

Pano, who is even for the tournament, entered the round tied for the lead in the girls division and will carry a three-shot cushion into the final round, despite not playing her best golf. She shot a 4-over 76, but birdied three of her final four holes to conclude the day with momentum.

Ashley Menne (Surprise, Ariz.) shot a 73 and is now 3-over and in second place. Anika Dy (Traverse City, Mich.) sits four back after a 74 Saturday.

The third annual event will conclude with Sunday’s final round. In the boys division, the top 39 and ties made the cut, while the top 15 and ties on the girls side advanced to the final round.

Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship attracted players from 19 states to compete in the 54-hole, college style event.

Photo courtesy of Kingfish Communications

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