CONWAY, SC Senior Dustin Johnson (Lexington, S.C./Dutch Fork) is now the top-ranked individual collegiate golfer according to the GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance, announced today. He is the first golfer in Big South Conference and school history ever to achieve the top individual ranking.
Johnson also moved up to 15th in the Golfstat Cup individual ratings among all levels of collegiate golf. Last week, the two-time All-American and two-time Big South Player of the Year was ranked second in the GolfWeek/Sagarin collegiate ratings and 25th in the Golfstat Cup individual ratings among all levels of collegiate golf. He posted a win at the Duke Classic, finished fourth at the Inverness Intercollegiate and placed second at the International Collegiate (top American collegiate) and currently has a 70.56 scoring average. In his career, he ranks second in CCU career scoring average at 72.81 strokes per round.
Additionally, Coastals freshmen are currently rated seventh by Golfstat through the first two tournaments and the Chanticleers have three players ranked in the top 40 nationally, as sophomore Cameron Hooper (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) is 34th in the GolfWeek/Sagarin ratings and junior Zack Byrd (Calabash, N.C./Byrd Academy) is 38th, while freshman Dan Obremski (Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford) is 89th.
The Chanticleers, currently ranked No. 6 in Golfstat and No. 8 in GolfWeek/Sagarin ratings, will take on No. 11-seed Lamar in the opening match of the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championships, Oct. 29-31. Coastal has already defeated four teams in the field this year - No. 2 seed Georgia, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 8 UNLV and No. 9 Duke - and finished one shot behind top-seeded Florida at the Inverness Intercollegiate. Last year, the Chanticleers were seeded 10th and went 2-2 to finish sixth with wins over Kentucky and Arizona State.