Men's Golfer Johnson Named PING First Team All-American
SUNRIVER, ORE. -- Coastal Carolina men's golfer Dustin Johnson (Lexington, S.C./Dutch Fork) was named a PING First Team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America, June 3. The award was presented at the conclusion of the final round of the NCAA Division I Golf Championships at Crosswater Golf Club in Sunriver, Ore., May 31-June 3.
The junior led Coastal this year with a 71.80 scoring average in 40 rounds played, as he wrapped up the season tying for 27th at the NCAA Championships after qualifying as an individual for the final round. The current career leader in scoring with a 73.02 scoring average and Third Team All-American in 2005, he was the 2006 Big South Player of the Year for the second straight season and won individual titles at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic and the Landfall Tradition. He was also the runner-up at the 2006 NCAA East Regional, leading the Chanticleers to their second consecutive NCAA Championship appearance. He also led Coastal to three tournament titles in the last four tournaments prior to the regional, including the squad's third consecutive Big South title. As an individual from his play last year, he also earned a spot in and played in the College All-American Invitational in El Paso, Texas, finishing in a tie for 16th at one-under 215.
The Chanticleers wrapped up their 2005-06 season at the NCAA Championship for the second consecutive season.