Golfers competing in the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area had more to battle this year than the golf course. Unseasonal temperatures kept the elite field of invited players bundled up and fighting for every stroke they could gain.
Two of the invitees in the boys division came from Eastern Ontario in the form of Ty Celone of Long Sault, Ontario and Jake Bryson of Dunrobin, Ontario. Both teens are members of the Golf Association of Ontario’s Team Ontario.
Along with the weather the TPC Myrtle Beach course challenged all in the exclusive field with not even one player finishing the 54 holes under par. Blake Atkinson of North Carolina prevailed at +2 with rounds of 70,74, and 74.
Amongst the eastern Ontario duo, Ty Celone came out on top in a share of 21st place. He posted scores of 77, 78, and 81 for the week.
Jake Bryson of Dunrobin recorded scores of 82, 83, and 87 to earn 49th place.
Both players will be returning to the Myrtle Beach area in a few weeks for a Team Ontario training camp and the annual Can-Am matches against a squad from South Carolina.