TULSA, Okla. (July 9, 2014) – Sam Johnston’s time at the prestigious Trans-Mississippi Championship proved to be short.
Johnston struggled to a 9-over-par 79 on Wednesday at famed Southern Hills Country Club and didn’t make the cut for the final two rounds. The two-time NCAA Division II All-American for Oklahoma Christian ended the day at 12-over 152 on the 7,104-yard layout, five shots over the cut line.
The rising junior from San Diego began his second round on No. 10 and opened with a birdie on the par-4 hole to improve to 2-over for the tournament. But he followed with a double bogey at the par-3 No. 11 and then bogeyed four of the next five holes.
A birdie at the par-4 No. 18 put him back at 7-over – which would have been good enough to make the cut – but he couldn’t hang on, with three bogeys and a double bogey over his final nine holes. He tied for 104th in the 143-player field.
The Trans-Miss will end with 36 holes on Thursday. Among the previous winners of the Trans-Miss Championship are Jack Nicklaus, Bob Tway and Ben Crenshaw – all winners of major professional golf championships.