Five Canadians Set To Compete at Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship

The seventh annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship presented by LA Golf, which will be played March 4-6 at TPC Myrtle Beach, will again feature one of the strongest fields in youth golf. That will include five young Canadians who already possess strong resumes.

The 54-hole event features a field of 90 (60 boys, 30 girls) invitees who will play 54-holes at the TPC Myrtle Beach course in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina.

Among the field are some of the top players from around the world, the bulk being among the top 100 players in the United States.

The handful of Canadian players are all part of the National Team program in their home country.

They will include Felix Bouchard (Otterburn Park, Quebec), Owen Kim (Oakville, Ontario), and Jean-Philippe Parr (St-Celestin, Quebec) on the boys’ side and Katie Cranston and Nicole Gal (both of Oakville, Ontario) on the girls’ side of the draw. You can see profiles of all these young athletes on the Golf Canada Team Canada website.

“We can’t wait for America’s premier juniors to challenge themselves at the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship,” tournament director Scott Tomasello said. “The goal when we launched this tournament, with Dustin’s unwavering support, was to make it America’s premier junior event, and we believe we are close to fulfilling that goal.”

With Johnson’s support, the tournament provides players a PGA Tour-like experience, and the opportunity to test themselves against a premier 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 being 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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