EL PASO, TEXAS -- Coastal Carolina senior men's golfer Dustin Johnson (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Dutch Fork) will play in the 32nd Annual Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic at El Paso Country Club in El Paso, Texas, Mon.-Tue., Nov. 20-21. The tournament, hosted by the Sun Bowl Association, is played at the Par-71, 6,837-yard El Paso Country Club and is an invitation-only event earned through play by individuals the previous year.
In the long drive contest on Sunday as part of the festivities, Johnson held the lead most of the day with his launch of 335 yards early on, but that would end up second best on Sunday. Kentucky's Andy Winings launched his final drive 337 yards amidst just a slight breeze.
Johnson currently leads the Big South in scoring average at 70.33, finishing in the top 10 in every event this fall. He posted an individual win at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic, leading the No. 7 Chanticleers to the team title. A First Team All-American last year and Third Team selection in 2005, Johnson will be paired with Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State and Billy Horschel of Florida, teeing off at 8:30 MST off the No. 1 tee.
Throughout the years, many Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic competitors have gone on to pursue successful careers in the Professional Golfers' Association of America and on the PGA Tour. Some of the past champions include Ricky Barnes (2000), Notah Begay (1994), David Duval (1991), Matt Kuchar (1999), Davis Love III (1984), Chris Nallen (2003), Jerry Pate (1974) and Tiger Woods (1995).
Each university is awarded a $1,000 scholarship if a golfer from that school competes in the tournament.