Two former Coastal Carolina University golfers have made it to the weekend in their respective PGA Tour events, June 18, as Tom Gillis advanced to the weekend's play at the 137th Open Championship in Southport, England, while recent alum Dustin Johnson made the cut at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
Gillis, who survived a five-way playoff for one spot to even make the tournament, shot 74 in the opening round and came back with a 72 in the second round to sit in a tie for 27th at 6-over 146, seven shots behind leader K.J. Choi. In Friday's round, Gillis, a member of the Nationwide Tour, had one birdie and three bogeys en route to making his second PGA Tour cut of the year in just his third event. He also made the cut at the Puerto Rico Open, eventually finishing 35th.
Johnson played the opening round in 1-under 69, but rallied for a 4-under 66 in the second 18, finishing the first 36 holes of the tournament at 5-under 135, good for a tie for 27th five shots behind co-leaders Richard S. Johnson and Nick Flangan. The three-time All-American rallied late in the round after making the turn at 1-under with three birdies and two bogeys, posting three birdies on the last four holes to make his final push of the day. Johnson has now made 13 cuts in 21 tournaments, including a pair of top-10s this year and earning $579,516 so far.