Erich Johnston
Erich Johnston

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
Homestead

Birthdate:
05/19/1989



As a Senior (2010-11)
An Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Played in 11 tournaments on the year, finishing with a 74.45 stroke average ... Registered two top-10 finishes ... Carded seven rounds at par or better and counted 85.2 percent of his rounds to the team score ... Low round of the season was a third-round 68 at the Windon Memorial Classic, matching his collegiate best ... Earned runner-up honors at the Purdue/Midwest Shootout ... Shared eighth place at the Boilermaker Invitational and tied for 14th at the Windon Memorial Classic.

As a Junior (2009-10)
Earned GCAA All-Midwest Region and Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors ... Named second-team All-Big Ten ... An Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... NCAA Regional qualifier ... Played in all 11 team events on the year, leading the Boilermakers with an average of 72.92 strokes per round ... Registered two top-10 finishes and six top-20 efforts ... Shot 11 rounds at par or better and counted 87.6 percent of his rounds toward the team score ... Earned an NCAA Central Regional berth as an individual, finishing in a tie for 39th with a score of 216 (+6) ... Tied for seventh at the Big Ten Championships with a tally of 290 (+6) ... Earned a share of 4th at the Boilermaker Invitational with an even-par 216 ... Tied for 14th at the Crooked Stick Invitational (221, +8) ... Finished in a 15th-place tie at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate with a mark of 214 (-2) ... Tied for 14th at both the Windon Memorial Classic and the Wolverine at Radrick Farms, firing a career-best 68 in the latter's final round ... Opened the season with a 19th-place tie at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (219, +6).

U.S. Amateur Championship (2008)
Defeated Daniel Debra of Wesley Chapel, Fla., in the second round with a score of 73.

As a Sophomore (2008-09)
Played in eight tournaments ... Averaged 74.12 strokes per round ... Shot a season-best 69 in the final round of the Olympia Fields Illini Invitational to tie for 17th place ... Earned a share of 11th at the Windon Memorial Championship with a one-over 214.

As a Freshman (2007-08)
Played in 11 tournaments ... Averaged 76.6 strokes per round ... Fired a season-best 69 at the Fighting Illini Invitational to place third ... Finished 38th at the Big Ten Championships.

High School
Qualified for the 2006 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship ... Advanced to the second stage of the 2006 U.S. Open qualifier, playing with PGA Tour star Brad Faxon ... Placed second at the 2005 AJGA Indiana/Chicago Open ... Led Homestead to a regional title as a senior ... Won nine varsity tournaments in his last two seasons, including four in a row as a junior ... Selected all-conference, all-area and all-state in each of his last two prep seasons.

Personal
Majoring in history/political science ... Born on May 5, 1989 ... Son of Ted and Tracy Johnston ... Has a sister, Katie.