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What John Daly’s son did this week in S.C. shows he may follow father’s success

John Daly at the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am in 2012 at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club.
John Daly at the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am in 2012 at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club. file photo

The son of two-time major champion and fan favorite John Daly appears to have some game himself.

John Daly II earned his first win of the year on the International Junior Golf Tour in a South Carolina event this past weekend.

Daly II, a student of Bishops Gate Golf Academy in Florida, prevailed in a five-player playoff at 152 in the IJGA Invitational after shooting a final-round 73 to go with his opening-round 79 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, site of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage.

The winner of each division Sunday earned a spot into the prestigious Junior Heritage Tournament in February.

Daly II will be joining his father this week in the PNC Father Son Challenge pro-am in Orlando.

The event concluded the IJGT fall schedule that consisted of 12 tournaments in S.C., Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Alan Blondin: 843-626-0284, @alanblondin

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