Oldfield Golf Club will host 156 of the top junior golfers in the state this week, as the S.C. Golf Association's Junior Championship gets under way Tuesday at the Okatie course.
Among the favorites are Blake Kennedy of Moore, who notched a pair of major victories in 2010 at the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea and the JImmy Self Junior Invitational, and Matt Nesmith of North Augusta, who won the Junior Heritage earlier this year.
Hilton Head Island's Tyler Williams also looks to be one of the top contenders after earning all-state honors at the SCISAA Class 3-A state meet last month.
Other local players in the field include Kyle Eichelsbacher, Will Miles, Bryson Nimmer, Zachary Boe, Wesley Long, Josh Fickes, J.D. Lehman, Matt Lehman and Jonathan Phillips.
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The field will be cut to the low 66 players and ties after Wednesday's second round, and the tournament will conclude Thursday.