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Johnson holds on to win Monroe

GOLFWEEK STAFF

Coastal Carolina's Dustin Johnson shot 1-over 71 on Saturday, but it was enough to complete a four-shot victory at the Monroe Invitational.

Johnson finished at 11-under 269, including a third-round 62. Georgia Tech’s Cameron Tringale finished second at 7-under 273; he shot 67-65 over the final two rounds. UNLV’s Jarred Texter and Vanderbilt’s Jon Curran tied for third at 4 under par.

Johnson made bogeys on Nos. 2 and 3 Saturday as part of a front-nine 37, but no one ever got within four shots. He shot 1-under 34 on the back nine.

“I struggled on the front, but I just stuck to my game plan and didn’tworry about what everyone else was doing,” Johnson said. “This is agreat win for me on a good course and against a good field. This givesme a lot of confidence going into next week for the Northeast Am.”

Johnson's 269 was the lowest total since D.J. Trahan shot a tournament-record 268 in 2002. Trahan also shot a 62 that year.

Johnson, who finished fourth in last year’s Monroe, is No. 3 in Golfweek’s amateur and college rankings.

Several players on the Monroe leaderboard also fared well two weeks ago at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship. Johnson and Tringale finished T-9 at Golden Horseshoe, while Curran was eighth.

Daniel Summerhays finished seventh at the Monroe after a fourth-place showing at the NCAA Championship. Michael Schachner was eighth at the Monroe after shooting 60 at Golden Horseshoe.

Information from the Monroe Invitational contributed to this report.

Final scores with relation to par from the Monroe Invitational, played June 13-16 at the par-70, 6,787-yard Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y.:

1. Dustin Johnson 66-70-62-71–269
-11 2. Cameron Tringale 68-73-67-65–273
-7 3. Jarred Texter 67-67-70-72–276
-4 3. Jon Curran 73-69-66-68–276
-4 5. Kevin Foley 68-71-66-72–277
-3 6. Mark Sommerfeld 66-71-73-69–279
-1 7. Daniel Summerhays 70-70-70-71–281 + 1 8. Ray Sheedy 70-71-74-67–282 + 2 8. Chris McCartin 73-73-65-71–282 + 2 8. Michael Schachner 71-69-69-73–282 + 2 8. Jesse Speirs 72-67-70-73–282 + 2 12. Christopher Ross 66-72-76-69–283 + 3 12. Robert Gerwin 70-69-73-71–283 + 3 12. C.J. Gatto 71-71-71-70–283 + 3 15. Sam Saunders 72-73-74-65–284 + 4 16. Ryan Brehm 71-72-71-71–285 + 5 16. Casey Clendenon 69-73-75-68–285 + 5 16. Michael Quagliano 73-70-74-68–285 + 5 16. Tim Jackson 72-72-73-68–285 + 5 16. Trent Leon 69-68-78-70–285 + 5 21. Eric Onesi 71-74-72-69–286 + 6 22. Rory Hie 72-74-70-71–287 + 7 22. David May 66-74-74-73–287 + 7 22. Rudi Bezuidenhout 70-78-72-67–287 + 7 25. Will Strickler 70-76-71-71–288 + 8 25. Robert Streb 71-74-72-71–288 + 8 25. James Gill 69-72-75-72–288 + 8 28. Brendan Gielow 68-74-75-72–289 + 9 28. Kyle Stanley 71-79-67-72–289 + 9 28. Tommy McDonagh 70-78-68-73–289 + 9 31. Jon McLean 74-75-69-72–290 + 10 31. Chad Bricker 73-74-71-72–290 + 10 31. Brent Witcher 73-75-75-67–290 + 10 31. Dusty Smith 74-70-71-75–290 + 10 35. Graham Hill 67-77-74-74–292 + 12 35. Keegan Bradley 69-74-74-75–292 + 12 35. Raymond Beaufils 70-77-69-76–292 + 12 35. Aaron Pike 74-67-75-76–292 + 12 35. Greg Doherty 73-73-76-70–292 + 12 35. Josh Sandman 68-75-78-71–292 + 12 35. Phillip Mollica 70-74-75-73–292 + 12 35. J.D. Bass 72-73-74-73–292 + 12 43. Andrew DiBitetto 70-71-75-77–293 + 13 43. Larry Blatt 76-73-74-70–293 + 13 43. Kyle Morris 67-77-79-70–293 + 13 43. Michael Barbosa 76-76-70-71–293 + 13 43. John Murphy 69-78-74-72–293 + 13 48. Billy Hanes 72-77-73-72–294 + 14 49. Brian Noonan 76-73-74-73–296 + 16 49. Michael Foster 71-73-79-73–296 + 16 51. Andrew Kay 70-76-80-71–297 + 17 51. Michael Raseta 76-80-72-69–297 + 17 51. Jamie Miller 73-78-73-73–297 + 17 51. Andrew Giuliani 72-75-77-73–297 + 17 51. Brad Marek 78-76-69-74–297 + 17 56. Josh Esler 74-76-74-74–298 + 18 57. John Ebert 65-79-86-69–299 + 19 57. Scott Harris Jr. 72-80-75-72–299 + 19 57. Donnie Troy 74-78-75-72–299 + 19 57. Erin McDonald 75-74-76-74–299 + 19 61. Louis-Pierre Godin 72-78-79-72–301 + 21 61. Stephen Goodridge 75-77-77-72–301 + 21 63. Erik Olson 74-83-75-72–304 + 24 63. Kyle Moore 79-82-72-71–304 + 24 63. Nick Feinberg 72-80-74-78–304 + 24 66. Justin Regier 71-82-78-76–307 + 27 67. J.P. Kircher 77-78-79-76–310 + 30 68. Campbell Gordon 72-80-83-78–313 + 33 69. Jeff Wolniewicz 82-81-74-77–314 + 34

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