Monroe Invitational: Johnson ties course record
16 Jun 2007
see also: Monroe Invitational Golf Tournament, Monroe Golf Club


PITTSFORD, N.Y. (June 16, 2007)-- Coastal Carolina senior Dustin Johnson entered the day with a six-stroke lead behind his tournament and course record matching low of 62 taming the Monroe Golf Club course on Friday. The 2007 NCAA Division I Ping First-Team All-American played steady golf in the final round posting a 1-over-par 71 to cruise to victory in the 67th Annual Monroe Invitational Championship finishing at 11-under-par 269.

Johnson finished four better than Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech who carded a 5-under-par 65 in the final round securing second at 273, while UNLV’s Jarred Texter and Jon Curran shared third with 4-under-par 276 totals.

Johnson started the day unlike Friday’s round when he tamed the course with his sizzling 62, recording bogeys on Nos. 2 and 3 and went out at 2-over-par 37. Despite his early struggles, Johnson’s lead never dipped below four strokes. After bogeying the 192-yard par-3 13 th, he parred the 14 th, birdied the 371-yard par-4 15 th and then parred out to finish at 1-over-par 71.

“I struggled on the front, but I just stuck to my game plan and didn’t worry about what everyone else was doing,” Johnson said. “This is a great win for me on a good course and against a good field. This gives me a lot of confidence going into next week for the Northeast Am.”

Johnson’s the lowest total since Clemson’s D.J. Trahan (now on the PGA Tour) set the tournament record with a 12-under-par total in 2002. Trahan also posted a 62 that year in the second round of the event.

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--Story courtesy Monroe Invitational

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Small-field invitational event played on a great par 70 Donald Ross course. 72 hole stroke play championship dates back to 1937. No cut. Once the final field is determined by the MIC Selection Committee, official invitations will be issued.

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