Johnson (28 under!) wins Dogwood
29 Jun 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com

see also: Druid Hills Golf Club, x.Michael x.Johnson Rankings

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ATLANTA, Georgia (June 29, 2013) -- Year in and year out, the Dogwood Invitational showcases some of the top up-and-coming amateurs in the game of golf.

Judging by the rather impressive leaderboard, which featured 41 players in the red, it's safe to say that the 2013 field didn't disappoint. Rather, the scores near the top highlight perhaps the hottest players in the game with many players signing for cards that the rest of the golfing population could only dream of.

In the end, though, they were all looking up at Auburn's Michael Johnson, who used rounds of 64-69-63-64 to finish an eye-popping 28-under par and atop the leaderboard by seven shots. The 2013 champion was only in the mix entering Round 3 on Friday before throwing out a 9-under 63 before closing out a terrific week with an 8-under 64 final-round effort Saturday.

An incoming junior at Auburn, Johnson topped a terrific field.

Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans signed for rounds of 63-69-67-68 to take second place. He was seven off the pace set by Johnson but five clear of Benjamin Griffin, who took third.

Griffin, of course, set the tournament's 18-hole scoring record with a ridiculous 11-under 61 on Wednesday. He finished 16-under after bouncing back from a 1-over 73 on Thursday.

Davin White of Georgia State was in the mix entering Saturday's finale but shot 71 to take fourth. He opened play Wednesday with a 64 and finished 15-under for the tournament.

Other notable finishers include: Peter Williamson (9th, 11-under), Tom Lovelady (19th, 8-under) and Brad Dalke (T24, 6-under),

ABOUT THE The Dogwood Invitational

The first Dogwood Invitational, held in April 1941, validated Druid Hills Golf Club as a challenging venue for amateur golf tournaments. The Club has hosted eight Georgia State Amateur Championships over the years, and the tournament continues as a staple on the major amateur golf circuit. The Dogwood was discontinued in 1973 and did not return until 1994 when a new tournament format was introduced. The new format included entrance into the tournament by invitation only and added an 18-hole qualifier for five to eight open spots prior to the tournament start. A Senior Division was added in 2005.Participation in The Dogwood Invitational is by invitation from the Dogwood Tournament Committee. The tournament is 72 holes of stroke play with a 54 hole cut to low 40 and ties for final round. Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their golf bag themselves or take a caddie. 8-spot Qualifier is held Monday of tournament week, prior to the event.

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Results For The Dogwood Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1ALMichael JohnsonBirmingham, AL100064-69-63-64--260
2GAOliver SchniederjansPowder Springs, GA70063-69-67-68--267
3CanadaBen GriffinCanada50061-73-69-69--272
4GADavin WhiteAtlanta, GA50064-70-68-71--273
T5COWyndham ClarkGreenwood Village, CO50072-71-65-66--274

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