By Jack Rubin ( founder and Ohio Golf News reporter)

PINEHURST, NC – In a field full of players from Florida, South and North Carolina and some from even out of the country, it was a kid from Central Ohio taking home the trophy at the North & South Junior at Pinehurst Resort. 

Tyler Jones, a senior-to-be for State Champion Worthington Christian recorded the biggest victory in not only his junior golf career, but the biggest victory from a Central Ohio junior golfer in years. 

The Marshall commit got off to a great start in the championship and never looked back, inching his way closer to the lead before sinking the winning putt on 18 Wednesday afternoon on Pinehurst #8. Jones shot a 71 on the difficult Pinehurst #2 golf course in the second round of the tournament. 

The work Tyler has been putting in, thanks in part to his PGA Professional father Scott Jones, is starting to be seen in a big way. Jones has been a consistent player the past few years, but this victory is next-level stuff.

“Words cannot express how proud I am and how happy I am for him. All of his hard work is paying off,” Scott Jones said on Twitter.

This may be a big-time sign of things to come for Jones, who is looking to lead his Worthington Christian Warriors to back-to-back State Championships this fall.

2019 Bishop Hartley golfer Trent Tipton was tied for the lead after day one before sliding down the leaderboard Tuesday on #2 with a 76.

More from Tyler coming soon to

1st – Tyler Jones | Westerville, OH | 213
T2nd – Grigg Holden | Myrtle Beach, SC | 214
T2nd – Tianyu WU | Howey In the Hills, FL | 214
T4th – Deon Germishuys | South Africa | 216

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