CHARLOTTE, N.C. Coastal Carolina senior Dustin Johnson (Lexington, S.C.) has been selected as the Choice Hotels Big South Mens Golfer of the Week, it was announced today by the League office.
Johnson posted a pair of top-five finishes in the opening two tournaments of the year, leading the Chanticleers to a pair of top-five team finishes. In the season opening tournament, the International Collegiate in Scotland, Johnson finished second overall and was the top American finisher after shooting an eight-under 208 (70-68-70), leading CCU to a third-place team finish, just three shots behind the champions and ahead of Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Baylor. Then at this past weeks Inverness Intercollegiate in Toledo, Johnson endured storms and wet conditions to finish fourth, posting an even-par 71 in the final round to finish in fourth at 220 (76-73-71) and pace the Chants to a fourth-place team finish ahead of Georgia, UNLV and Texas A&M.
The Coastal men's golf team will travel to Durham, N.C., to compete in the Duke Golf Classic Oct. 9-10.