Will Canipe, Jordan White Win Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Local Qualifiers

January 30, 2016

Will Canipe won the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Local QualifierBy virtue of their wins, both Canipe and White earned a spot into the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will be played February 12-15 at TPC Myrtle Beach

Canipe fired an even par 72, highlighted by a sizzling 33 on the back nine to win the boys qualifier.  

White won the girls division with an 86. 

Trey Salley of Waccamaw HS, who shot a 74, Matthew Griego of North Myrtle Beach HS and Kevin Burris of Carolina Forest HS also earned a spots in the DJ World Junior field. Griego and Burris shot matching 75s. 

The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will feature a 90-player field comprised of elite-level boys and girls from across the globe. Players from 12 states and eight countries have committed to play in an event that will feature one of the strongest fields in the region. Eight of the top 12 boys from South Carolina and 6 of the top 10 from North Carolina will be playing, as will 7 of the top 10 SC girls. 

Among the countries that will be represented are Canada, China, England, Japan, Philippines, Scotland and Sweden. Nearly a quarter of the field will be comprised of international players.  

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.