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Youth golf: Gainesville's Hudson Justus claims title at Donald Ross Jr. Championship at Pinehurst
Hudson Justus
Gainesville's Hudson Justus, 10, holds his trophy after winning the Donald Ross Jr. Championship on Dec. 29, 2022 in Pinehurst, N.C. Photo courtesy Scott Justus

With 18-hole rounds of 72 and 71, Gainesville’s Hudson Justus won the Donald Ross Jr. championship Thursday on Pinehurst No. 3 in Pinehurst, N.C.

At 3-over par for the two-day event, the 10-year-old who attends Mount Vernon Elementary, won by four strokes over two other boys from Georgia. 

The Donald Ross Jr. Championship is designed for some of the elite 10-and 11-year-old players from across the globe to showcase their talent. 

This week, the course was frozen in spots and played more than 5,200 yards. 

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