DURHAM, N.C. -- Coastal Carolina's men's golf team put together three solid rounds to finish tied for second at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic, Oct. 9. The tournament, hosted by Duke University, was played on the Duke University Golf Course (Par 72 - 7,045 yards) in Durham, N.C.
There was high drama in the tournament, as Coastal Carolina and No. 5 Duke came down to the last players on the 18th hole. Coastal junior Dustin Johnson chipped in for birdie to bring the Chanticleers in contention, but Duke's Jake Grodzinsky drained an eight-foot par putt to give the host Blue Devils a one-shot victory over CCU and Northwestern. Duke finished at 10-under 854, with the Chants and Wildcats one shot back at 855. No. 17 Minnesota finished fourth at 860.
Johnson ran away with the individual medalist honors, shooting his third straight 67 to finish at 15-under 201, the second best 54-hole total in school history. Johnson won by seven shots over three individuals at seven-under 208 - Antti Ahokas (Minnesota), Ryan Brehm (Michigan State) and Matt Mincer (Charlotte). Junior Moises Cobo tied for 20th at even-par 216, while sophomore Joachim Fourquet tied for 25th at 218.
The defending Big South Conference champion Chanticleers will be back on the tee Fri.-Sun., Oct. 28-30 at the Landfall Tradition. The event, hosted by UNC Wilmington, will be played at the Landfall Country Club in Wilmington, N.C.
1. Duke (#5) 283-279-292=854
2. Coastal Carolina 280-282-293=855
4. Minnesota (#17) 286-282-292=860
5. Charlotte 284-287-292=863
6. Notre Dame 291-286-288=865
7. North Carolina 297-285-287=869
Michigan State 289-293-287=869
9. UNC Greensboro 295-283-292=870
10. North Carolina State 290-284-298=872
11. Virginia Tech 296-292-289=877
12. Florida Southern 303-283-295=881
13. UNC Wilmington 299-294-298=886
14. Virginia 294-295-298=887
15. Ohio State 301-301-287=889
Individual Results (Top 5 Plus Coastal)
1. Dustin Johnson (Coastal) 67-67-67=201
2. Ryan Brehm (Mich. St.) 66-70-72=208
Antti Ahokas (Minnesota) 69-68-71=208
Matt Mincer (Charlotte) 71-68-69=208
5. Jake Grodzinsky (Duke) 70-69-70=209
t20. Moises Cobo (Coastal) 69-73-74=216
t25. Joachim Fourquet (Coastal) 71-72-75=218
t37. Zack Byrd (Coastal) 73-71-77=221
t75. Cameron Hooper (Coastal) 76-72-81=229