Former Hatter to Compete in U..S. Amateur

Former Hatboro-Horsham standout Mike Johnson will be competing in the U.S. Amateur.

La Salle rising junior Mike Johnson will begin play in the 112th Annual U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado. The first two rounds are stroke play with the top 64 players advancing to match play on Wednesday. Television coverage begins on Wednesday on the Golf Channel.

Johnson shot a 68-73=141 (-1) on July 15 at Applebrook and Waynesborough Country Clubs to qualify. He finished fifth in the 143-player field, and the top six players advanced.

Johnson’s latest outing was at the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Patterson Cup where he finished tied for sixth with a two-under 69. Johnson is tied for 12th in the GAP Player of the Year standings.

As a sophomore, Johnson finished seventh at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a 71-71=142 (-2). It tied the best finish by an Explorer at A-10s and was the lowest 18 and 36 hole scores by a La Salle golfer at the conference championship.