Mid City community photo gallery for Sept. 24, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Henry Pointer -- D.J. Johnson, a young golfer with BREC's First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish, is competing in the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

D.J. Johnson, of BREC’s First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish, is competing Friday through Sunday in the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event.

Johnson joins 80 other participants from First Tee chapters across the nation who were selected by a national panel of judges, a news release said.

Johnson, a junior at Catholic High School, is on the varsity golf team and has been in BREC’s First Tee chapter for six years. He has been a mentor to The First Tee’s youngest participants for the past two years. He has competed in local, high school, national, regional and state events with AJGA, local tournaments, high school and US Kids.

The junior golfers will be teamed with 81 Champions Tour players and 162 amateurs as they compete for the pro-junior title at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in California.

To learn more about The First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish, visit thefirstteeebrp.org.