BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Mark David Johnson, Jr., of St. Simons Island tops the leaderboard at the Georgia Junior Championship after firing a 4-under-par 68 in round one. The 49th annual competition is taking place at Brunswick Country Club, June 16-18.
Four players are one back of the leader at 3-under-par 69, including Charles Huntzinger of Duluth, Jonathan Keppler of Marietta, Maddux Lytle of Sharpsburg and Spencer Ralston of Gainesville.
The defending champion, Marcus Byrd of Dunwoody, shot a 3-over-par 75 in the opening round.
Entries were open to male amateur golfers between the ages of 14 and 17. A competitor must be at least 14 years old on or before June 16 and must not have turned 18 before June 18.
Brunswick Country Club is playing to 6,802 yards and a par 72 for the Georgia Junior Championship.
About the Georgia State Golf Association
Founded in 1916, the Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) received its official charter on June 24, 1924. Since that date, the GSGA has grown to one of the largest state amateur golf associations in the country, with nearly 340 member clubs and 75,000 individual members. With a mission to promote and preserve amateur golf in the state of Georgia, GSGA offers a computerized handicapping service, course rating and measuring, and annually conducts a full schedule of statewide competitions for men and women of all age groups. Other services include a summer-long junior sectional program, award-winning Golf Georgia magazine, membership recognition and rewards programs, management of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and a charitable foundation administering two college scholarship programs.