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Northeast Amateur: Johnson Tops National Field
23 Jun 2007
see also: Northeast Amateur Invitational, Wannamoisett Country Club

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RUMFORD, R.I. (June 23, 2007) – After two days of heavy winds and fast greens, Dustin Johnson emerged as the only player in the field to finish under par as he fired a one-over 70 and won the 46th Northeast Amateur by two strokes.

Johnson got off to a fast start on the week by shooting a 5-under 64 in the opening round to grab an early lead. He wasn't under par the rest of the tournament but the field struggled as well as heavy winds dried the greens at the par-69, Donald Ross layout. Johnson, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., finished at 1-under 275 (64-69-72-70) to beat both Drew Kittleson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Chris Kirk (Woodstock, Ga.) by two strokes.

``This is the most important tournament I’ve ever won. I’m very excited,’’ said Johnson, a two-time All-American at Coastal Carolina University.

Four players – defending champion Carlton Forrester, Billy Horschel, Jarred Texter and Kyle Stanley – finished tied for fourth at 2-over 278.

Horschel began the day with a two stroke lead at 6-under par but was 7-over on the front nine and his troubles opened the door for several other players to make a run at the title. Johnson birdied the first hole but made double bogey on the third hole and bogey at the ninth. That brought him back to the field, but he was the only player under par at 1-under.

Johnson proceeded to make six straight pars and a birdie at the 16th hole gave him a three-stroke lead. An errant drive at the 17th tee sparked some nervous moments but he scrambled to make bogey on the hole and then iced the tourney with a tap-in par on eighteen.

- story courtesy Northeast Amateur Tournament Committee

Complete scores from the par 69 Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island, follow:

Pos Player Hometown Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Tot
1 Dustin Johnson N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 64 69 72 70 275
T2 Drew Kittleson Scottsdale, Ariz. 68 68 71 70 277
T2 Chris Kirk Woodstock, Ga. 67 68 71 71 277
T4 Carlton Forrester Birmingham, Ala. 68 72 69 69 278
T4 Jarred Texter Millersville, Pa. 67 65 75 71 278
T4 Kyle Stanley Gig Harbor, Wash. 66 70 70 72 278
T4 Billy Horschel Grant, Fla. 67 62 72 77 278
T8 Colt Knost Pilot Point, Texas 67 74 70 68 279
T8 Adam Mitchell Chattanooga, Tenn. 66 67 74 72 279
T8 Daniel Summerhays Provo, Utah 66 68 72 73 279
T11 Nico Geyger Chile 71 71 70 68 280
T11 Rickie Fowler Murrieta, Calif. 65 69 74 72 280
T11 Robert Rohanna Waynesburg, Pa. 72 67 68 73 280
T11 Kevin Chappell Fresno, Calif. 68 68 67 77 280
T15 Tim Jackson Germantown, Tenn. 69 73 69 70 281
T15 Kevin Tway Edmond, Okla. 66 73 71 71 281
T17 Gene Elliott West Des Moines, Iowa 67 73 74 68 282
T17 Chesson Hadley Raleigh, N.C. 70 75 68 69 282
T17 Jon McLean Weston, Fla. 69 71 72 70 282
T17 Dan Woltman Beaver Dam, Wis. 73 68 71 70 282
21 Rory Hie Los Angeles, Calif. 70 70 74 70 284
T22 Jesse Speirs Bangor, Maine 69 72 75 69 285
T22 Danny Green Jackson, Tenn. 72 69 74 70 285
T22 Michael Morrison Atlanta, Ga. 69 72 73 71 285
T22 Paul Simson Raleigh, N.C. 71 71 70 73 285
T22 Frank Vana Shrewsbury, Mass. 70 70 71 74 285
T27 Brian Harman Savannah, Ga. 71 72 71 72 286
T27 John Kelly St. Louis, Mo. 71 76 67 72 286
T27 Trent Leon Dallas, Texas 70 67 76 73 286
T27 Nathan T. Smith Pittsburgh, Pa. 72 70 70 74 286
T27 Dave Marino Cumberland, R.I. 66 73 71 76 286
T27 Michael Thompson Tucson, Ariz. 69 72 68 77 286
T27 Josh Esler Wauconda, Ill. 65 76 68 77 286
T34 Brendon Todd Charlotte, N.C. 71 70 76 70 287
T34 Todd White Moore, S.C. 72 74 71 70 287
T34 Erik Olson Newcastle, Wash. 72 68 72 75 287
T37 Jon Curran Hopkinton, Mass. 70 67 80 71 288
T37 Bank Vongvanij Bradenton, Fla. 74 71 72 71 288
T37 James Gill New Zealand 75 69 72 72 288
T37 Mu Hu Championsgate, Fla. 74 70 72 72 288
T41 Lucas Lee Torrance, Calif. 71 76 73 69 289
T41 Jonny Dittmer New Zealand 69 74 75 71 289
T41 Michael Schachner Libertyville, Ill. 69 70 76 74 289
T41 Gary Woodland Berryton, Kan. 74 66 75 74 289
T41 Skip Berkmeyer St. Louis, Mo. 74 69 72 74 289
T41 Daniel Mitchell Oklahoma City, Okla. 72 72 70 75 289
T41 Tripp Davis Norman, Okla. 75 70 68 76 289
T48 Chris McCartin Arlington, Va. 71 69 74 76 290
T48 Manny Villegas Colombia 75 72 66 77 290
T50 Cameron Tringale Laguna Niguel, Calif. 81 72 68 70 291
T50 Pat Tallent Vienna, Va. 70 71 71 79 291
T52 Jason Parajeckas Woburn, Mass. 73 76 73 70 292
T52 Sean Knapp Oakmont, Pa. 70 70 79 73 292
T52 Alan Bratton Stillwater, Okla. 75 71 72 74 292
T55 Michael Quagliano White Plains, N.Y. 74 70 76 73 293
T55 Philip Francis Scottsdale, Ariz. 71 73 75 74 293
T55 Rob Grube Hinsdale, Ill. 67 72 72 82 293
T58 Brad Valois Warwick, R.I. 72 77 74 71 294
T58 Brendan Gielow Muskegon, Mich. 74 72 73 75 294
60 Cody Paladino Kensington, Conn. 72 73 72 78 295
T61 Matthew Swan Montgomery, Ala. 70 74 77 75 296
T61 Trip Kuehne Irving, Texas 71 75 71 79 296
T63 Brendan Hester Northbridge, Mass. 76 80 73 68 297
T63 Charlie Blanchard Tiverton, R.I. 71 77 76 73 297
T63 Seung-Su Han Henderson, Nev. 72 76 76 73 297
T63 David May Auburn, N.Y. 72 72 78 75 297
T63 Larry Haertel Greenwich, Conn. 74 72 76 75 297
T68 Andrew Green New Zealand 75 75 70 78 298
T68 Adam Long Defiance, Mo. 74 69 76 79 298
T68 Hudson Swafford Tallahassee, Fla. 75 70 74 79 298
71 Jason Pannone East Greenwich, R.I. 74 73 74 79 300
T72 Austin Eaton North Sutton, N.H. 76 79 73 73 301
T72 Mike McCoy West Des Moines, Iowa 75 74 76 76 301
T72 Keegan Bradley Jackson, Wyo. 71 71 79 80 301
T75 Garrett Medeiros Rumford, R.I. 72 75 80 75 302
T75 Matt Savage Scottsdale, Ariz. 72 73 79 78 302
77 Sam Korbe Springdale, Ark. 77 74 75 77 303
T78 Frank Ford III Charleston, S.C. 81 78 72 75 306
T78 Buddy Marucci Wayne, Pa. 76 73 79 78 306
  Brian Locke Los Angeles, Calif. 70 72     WD
  Jonathan Mount Kingston, Tenn. 78       WD
  Joseph Bramlett Saratoga, Calif.         WD



ABOUT THE Northeast Amateur

The Northeast Amateur has a historic list of winners, including Ben Crenshaw, Dustin Johnson, Luke Donald, Scott Hoch, John Cook, Hal Sutton, and David Duval. It has been annually held at the Donald Ross-designed Wannamoisett Country Club since 1962. The event is limited to 84 elite players; there is a cut after 54 holes and the entirety tournament is played in twosomes.

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