Myrtle Beach National-West No. 11

Open and inviting, the par 4 11th hole at the Myrtle Beach National-West Course is one of several birdie holes at the Carolina Forest area golf course.

Local golfers looking to qualify for a major junior golf tournament in PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson’s name will have an opportunity to do so this weekend in the Carolina Forest area.

Two spots in the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will be up for grabs at a local qualifier Saturday at the Myrtle Beach National-West Course, according to a news release.

The deadline to register is Jan. 29. Players can register at http://worldjuniorgolfchampionship.com.

The entry fee is only $40. Players from Horry, Georgetown and Brunswick counties are eligible.

The top finishing boy and girl in the qualifier will earn a spot in the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will be played Feb. 13-15, 2016 at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet.

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 six of the top 10 from North Carolina will be playing, as will seven of the top 10 S.C. 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.

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