FRIPP ISLAND, SC (Feb. 5, 2023) – Calm conditions and low scores were the theme of the day for Sunday’s final round of the Fripp Island Junior Challenge, contested at Ocean Creek Golf Course.


Championship Links:   Boys 13-18 Results | Girls 13-18 Results


Overnight leader Luke Johnson of Aiken converted his lead into a one-stroke victory in the boys 13-18 division. Johnson finished the tournament at six-over par 149 to take home the first place trophy.


Runner-up honors were captured by Blythewood’s Teddy Dunn, who carded the lowest round of the tournament on Sunday, a two-under par 69.


Karsyn Herron of Graniteville claimed victory in the girls 13-18 age group with a two-day total of 164. Herron finished six strokes ahead of her nearest competitor, Reese Richardson of Aynor.


The SCJGA would like to acknowledge and extend a special thanks to Beaufort Charities. The first two-day Players Series event of 2023 would not have been nearly as successful without the support of Beaufort Charities. They have donated over 600 sets of clubs to local youth over the past nine years and have been a supporter of the SCJGA and South Carolina Golf Association since 2018.


About the SCJGA Players Series


In February of 2022, the South Carolina Junior Golf Association announced a brand-new tournament series called the Players Series that is designed to give junior golfers from South Carolina the opportunity to develop their skills and earn exemptions into future Major Championships hosted by the SCJGA. The Players Series began with the Fripp Island Junior Challenge in early February and contested 15 different tournaments by the end of 2022.


All Players Series events are included in the Heritage Classic Foundation Rankings, as well as the year-long Players Series points standings, which will reward players with exemptions into future SCJGA Major Championships based on the standings at the conclusion of the year. All Players Series events are included in the year-long points race, as well as all statewide SCJGA One-Days such as the President’s Day One Day.


About the South Carolina Junior Golf Association


The purpose of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association is to continue the history and traditions of the ancient game of golf through its members and an active outreach to the youth of our state.   Established in 1990 by community leaders with a love for the game and a commitment to passing on golf’s heritage to the youth of South Carolina, the SCJGA is committed to meeting the needs of all young people in the state and providing playing opportunities to boys and girls that might not otherwise have the chance to experience golf and its many benefits. Through affordable opportunities of play, instruction and competition, juniors of all ages, walks of life and skill levels will be touched by the character of the game. It helps to teach them honor, sportsmanship and respect and makes them better prepared to face the challenges ahead in life.


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