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Jackson Byrd wins Matt NeSmith Junior Championship

The son of PGA Tour golfer Jonathan Byrd wins in his first American Junior Golf Association event.

FOREST ACRES, S.C. — Jackson Byrd fired a final round 1-under par 70 to win the Matt NeSmith Junior Championship Thursday at the Forest Lake Club in Forest Acres.

The son of former Clemson All-American and current PGA Tour golfer Jonathan Byrd, Jackson finished the three-day event at 3-under par and won the tournament by two strokes.

The tournament is hosted by current PGA Tour golfer and former Clemson All-American Matt NeSmith.

Jackson is part of a golfing family that includes his dad and his uncle Jordan who recently took over as the new head men's golf coach at Clemson. Jonathan and Jordan are graduates of Spring Valley High School so Jackson comes back to the Midlands where his family has ties and will bring home a championship trophy.