CONWAY, S.C. -- Coastal Carolina's men's golf program will be represented by three players from the 2006-07 squad at the 2007 U.S. Amateur, Aug. 20-26 at the Olympic Club Lakeside and Ocean Courses in San Francisco, Calif. Three-time All-American Dustin Johnson (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Dutch Fork), 2007 Honorable Mention All-American Lindsay Renolds (Christina Lake, British Columbia/Heritage (SC) Academy) and junior-to-be Cameron Hooper (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) all qualified through their respective sectionals to be one of the 312 players in the elite field, with the champion receiving an invitation to the 2008 U.S. Open and British Open, and a probable invitation to play in the 2008 Masters Tournament, if he remains an amateur.
Johnson dominated his sectional at Battle Creek Country Club in Battle Creek, Mich., July 30, shooting a two-round total of 132, four shots better than 2004 U.S. Junior Champion Sihwan Kim of Buena Park, Calif. Johnson played in Michigan due to competing in the Western Amateur two days later in Benton Harbor, Mich., where he advanced to the semifinals. Renolds qualified by winning the sectional at Phantom Hills Golf Club in Missoula, Mont., July 30. Renolds fired a two-round total of 140 to take the only spot by one shot over Jason Johnstone of Whitefish, Mont. and Jordan Irwin of Canada. Hooper tied for medalist honors at the University of Florida Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla., July 30-31, tying with Chappell Brown of West Palm Beach, Fla. at 139.
The first and second rounds of stroke play are set for Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 20-21) at the Lakeside and Ocean Courses at the Olympic Club. Following two days of stroke play (Monday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Aug. 21), the field of 312 golfers will be reduced to the lowest 64 scorers, who will advance to match play on the Lakeside Course only, beginning Wednesday (Aug. 22). . A single round of match play is scheduled on Wednesday, followed by the second and third rounds on Thursday (Aug. 23), and single rounds again from Friday-Sunday (Aug. 24-26).All matches are 18 holes except the final match. The 36-hole championship final match is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26.