CONWAY, S.C. -- Coastal Carolina's two-time All-American Dustin Johnson is competing in the nationally-renowned Jones Cup, Feb. 1-4, 2007 at Frederica Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia. This biennial amateur competition originated as an opportunity to celebrate not only the game of golf, but also the camaraderie and fellowship associated with it. This 54-hole individual stroke play event brings together many of the finest amateurs from the United States and abroad for this three-day competition.
Recently, Johnson was one of 24 players invited by the United States Golf Association (USGA) to participate in a three-day Walker Cup practice session Jan. 3-5, 2007, at Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa, Fla. He is currently ranked seventh in the Golfweek/Titleist Amateur Rankings after a sterling fall for both him individually and for the Chanticleers. He was named the Midseason National Player of the Year by GolfWorld and to the 2007 Ben Hogan Award Watch List by Colonial Country Club and the Friends of Golf. Ranked as the top player nationally at one time during the season according to the GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance index, the first golfer in Big South Conference and school history ever to achieve the top individual ranking. The two-time All-American and two-time Big South Player of the Year is currently ranked 15th in the GolfWeek/Sagarin collegiate ratings and 36th in the Golfstat Cup individual ratings among all levels of collegiate golf. He posted a win at the Duke Classic, finished fourth at the Inverness Intercollegiate and placed second at the International Collegiate (top American collegiate) and currently has a 70.60 scoring average. In his career, he ranks second in CCU career scoring average at 72.81 strokes per round.To follow Johnson's results, go to http://www.jonescupinvitational.com/Content/ContentCT.asp?P=775.