Coastal Carolina rallied from a nine-shot deficit
Sunday afternoon to overtake North Carolina and capture
the Administaff Augusta State Invitational at Champions
Retreat Golf Club.
Sparked by the play of senior All-American Dustin
Johnson, the 11th-ranked Chanticleers booked a
four-under 284 while the No. 17 Tar Heels registered a
six-over 294 and finished one shot back of Coastal
Johnson fired his third consecutive four-under 68 and
claimed medalist honors by six shots over North
Carolina’s Reed Darsie, South Carolina’s George Bryan IV
and Houston’s Jordan Irwin. UNC’s Martin Ureta and
Georgia State’s Joel Sjoholm tied for fifth at
five-under 211, seven shots off the pace.
A first-team All-America selection as a junior,
Johnson posted a two-over 38 on the front nine, but
caught fire on the Palmer course, booking a six-under 30
that included birdies on three of his last four holes to
cruise to the individual title. As a team, CCU was -8 on
its back nine after making the turn at +4.
Georgia State turned in a three-under 285 to take
third place, while South Carolina finished fourth and
Tennessee took fifth, despite playing with just a
four-man lineup. East Tennessee State finished sixth at
even-par 864 and recorded the best round of the day, a
Host Augusta State tied for the biggest move of the
day up the leaderboard, improving four spots into a tie
for seventh. The Jags carded the second-best round of
the day, a six-under 282. Senior Major Manning fashioned
a three-under 69 and paced ASU with a tie for 12th at
one-under 215. Fellow senior Wallace Booth and junior
Keith Guest signed for a pair of two-under 70’s.
Sophomore Tarik Can managed a one-over 73 and freshman
Mitch Krywulycz had a two-over 74.