English finishes T37 at U.S. Open
Despite a controversial ruling that cost him a one-stroke penalty on the fifth hole, Dustin Johnson won the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, PA with a 4-under total to captured the $1.8 million first place prize.
The victory also gave Johnson his first-ever major championship after multiple narrow losses in majors. The Columbia, SC native turns 32 years old this week.
Johnson finished three shots ahead of Jim Furyk, Scott Piercy, and Shane Lowry to win the 116th playing of America’s national open championship.
Harris English was the top finisher among representatives of Cartersville Country Club’s Scott Hamilton Golf Academy.
English, a former Georgia Bulldog and Sea Island, GA resident, fired 70-71 in the first two rounds to find himself within the top twenty heading to the final two rounds. The 26-year old remained in striking distance with a third round 72, but slipped to 76 in the final round for a 289 (+9) total to finish tied for 37th.
Two other Scott Hamilton Golf Academy players, Chris Kirk (75-73) and Steven Bowditch (84-73), missed the 36-hole cut.
A pair of former SHGA players, Rob Oppenheim and Kevin Kisner, made the cut at Oakmont and finished T37 and T49, respectively.
Up next for Hamilton’s players on the PGA Tour will be the Quicken Loans National at historic Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD.
SHGA players Russell Henley, Chris Kirk, Ben Martin, and Hudson Swafford are scheduled to compete in the event June 23-26.
Scott Hamilton, Director of Golf at CCC, works with many accomplished professional golfers on the PGA Tour, PGA Champions Tour, LPGA, and other professional golf tours.