Two time NWAC Champion Broc Johnson captures first NCAA golfing title
Former Green River College golfer and two time NWAC medalist earned his first NCAA collegiate victory when he captured the Loyola Invitational title by five strokes (-9) at Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, AZ. The Arizona State senior carded rounds of 69-70-68 to outpace the 100 participant field. The victory marks Johnson’s second top-ten finish as a Sun Devil.
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Goodyear, Ariz.--Arizona State's Broc Johnson took home the individual title at the Loyola Golf Invite on Tuesday. Competing as an individual in the tournament, the senior finished with a five-stroke lead at 9-under 207 (69-70-68) at the par-72, 7,015-yard Palm Valley Golf Course.
Johnson shot a season-low 69 in the first round on Sunday, which he later topped with his final-round 68. Carding the most birdies of the tournament (14), the senior led the field in scoring on par-four (-2) and par-five (-11) holes. The win marks Johnson's second top-10 finish as a Sun Devil.
Also golfing as individuals in the tournament were sophomore Ki Taek Lee and senior Ben Shur. Shur cracked the top 25, tying for 22nd with a 5-over 221 (74-74-73) through three rounds, while Lee placed 32nd with a 6-over 222 (71-77-74).
Next up, the Sun Devils head to Las Vegas to compete in the Southern Highlands Collegiate, Mar. 9-11. The tournament will be held at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.