FLORENCE, SC (June 20, 2024) – Final round results of the 73rd Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational hosted by Florence Country Club in Florence, SC on Thursday, June 20, 2024.  
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Dallas Johnson of Mount Pleasant, Dawson Szabo of Greer, and John Wylie Richardson of Florence each finished the day with an overall score of three-under-par 207 to be forced into a playoff for the 73rd Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational overall champion title. Dallas Johnson made par on the second playoff hole to be crowned champion. Johnson has now claimed the win of every age division in the Grant Bennett during his junior stent. 
“I was just trying to go out there and hit greens,” Johnson said. “That's what we have to do out here, we have to hit greens and give yourself putts, and that's what I did today. I don't have many tournaments left, as I am going to college, so I'm going to see if I can win a few more. I just want to thank the Grant Bennett committee. They put on a great tournament every year.”    
John Wylie Richardson of Florence was named runner-up after a scorecard playoff, carding an impressive final-round score of two-under-par 68.  
Dawson Szabo of Greer took home third-place honors, posting a final-round score of two-over-par 72.  

About the Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational  

The Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational is the longest-running junior golf tournament in South Carolina. Formerly known as the Florence Junior, the tournament was renamed after the famed Grant Bennett back in 2013. Bennett started the Florence Junior in 1952 after his inaugural year as both Head Professional and Course Superintendent in 1951. Bennett coached his high school golf teams to 11 straight state titles, had one of his pupils win the US Junior Championship (Buddy Baker), helped host the 1963 US Junior Championship at Florence Country Club, was co-founder of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association and was a member of multiple Hall's of Fame




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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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