Childress finishes 18th at Dustin Johnson championship

Published 7:49 pm Sunday, February 25, 2018

Staff report

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — Michael Childress of Salisbury shot a 77 on Sunday, finishing tied for 18th place in the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship at TPC Myrtle Beach.

Childress, one of 10 golfers from North Carolina in the 65-player field, carded a 75, 74 and 77 during the three-day event, for a total score of 10-over par 226. Childress is a senior at Cannon School in Concord and has signed to play at the University of Richmond.

Childress finished 10 strokes behind champion Michael Brennan, a high school sophomore from Leesburg, Va. Brennan was the only golfer at par for the tournament with a 216 (72-71-73).

Lansdon Robbins, of Davidson, Childress’ teammate at Cannon and a UNC-Wilmington commit, tied for 7th at 223 (74-75-74). Another teammate, Narayan Mohan, a freshman at Cannon, tied for 31st at 229.

Alexa Pano, an eighth-grader of Lake Worth, Fla., won the girls’ championship, shooting 218 (68-76-74), a comfortable four-stroke victory over Ashley Menne, of Surprise, Ariz.

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