Coastal Carolina Claims Title
USC Aiken senior Scott Brown fires final-round 68, captures
Ga. -- Coastal Carolina posted a final
round of one-over 289 Sunday to claim a five-shot victory in the
2006 Administaff Augusta State Invitational presented by McCalla
Raymer, LLC, at Champions Retreat Golf Club.
USC Aiken Scott
Brown fired a four-under 68 to earn medalist honors by a single
stroke over Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson. Birdies on the
par-four 16th and par-three 17th gave Brown a three-shot lead in
the clubhouse and proved to be the difference. Johnson stood at
one-over on his round after back-to-back bogeys on the 10th and
11th, then rallied with birdies on four of his last seven holes
for a three-under 69.
“This is the
biggest win of my collegiate career,” said Brown, a two-time
All-American from North Augusta, S.C. “Today showed the
importance of the short game. Sometimes you’ve just got to get
the ball in the hole. I made some good putts and got a lot of
shots in the fairway. To win this kind of tournament, you’ve got
to get some breaks along the way. This weekend they just went my
Coastal Leads Packed Field
Seven teams within
14 shots of 24th-ranked Chanticleers
Web Posted 4/1/06
Ga. -- Coastal Carolina
fired a two-round total of 11-under 565 Saturday to claim the
36-hole lead in the 2006 Administaff Augusta State Invitational
presented by McCalla Raymer, LLC, at Champions Retreat Golf
Chanticleers, ranked 24th in the latest Golfweek rankings, own a
six-shot lead over Minnesota. Clemson is third, eight shots off
the lead, while USC Aiken is fourth, 10 shots off the pace.
Mississippi and UCLA are tied for fifth, 13 strokes back of the
Augusta State is in seventh place at seven-over 579, but stands
just one shot behind the Rebels and Bruins and six strokes out
of third place. The fifth-ranked Bruins are the highest-ranked
team in a field that includes nine of the nation’s top 31 teams.
Scott Brown (70-69) and Coastal’s Dustin Johnson (69-70) are
tied for the individual lead at five-under 139. Coastal’s
Joachim Fourquet is alone in third, one back of the co-leaders.