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

see also: The Dogwood Invitational 2019, Druid Hills Golf Club

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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),

Results: Dogwood Invitational
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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ABOUT THE Dogwood Invitational

Tournament week is June 3-8 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The entry fee is $350.00 US and includes breakfast and lunch tournament days as well as special events.

The history of this prestigious event extends back to 1941, when legendary amateur Tommy Barnes captured his first of five Dogwood titles. Evolving with the times, the modern Dogwood has produced fine champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman (’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15), Charles Huntzinger (’16) and in 2018 Ashton Poole. This evolution can be seen also in our course renovations and set-up, our relaxed tournament atmosphere, and our spirit of social responsibility.

Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their golf bag themselves (push carts are allowed) or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested in advance during registration, or players may select one on their own.

Player housing is provided on an as available basis to players only, caddies and traveling companions are not provided housing.

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