Men's Golf Signs Portland's Vincent Johnson

Nov. 13, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

Vincent Johnson, of David Douglas High School in Portland, Ore., has signed a national letter of intent to play golf for Oregon State University, head coach Brian Watts announced Thursday.

Johnson will begin his OSU career next fall.

Johnson is a two-time all-state golfer who has won 67 junior golf tournaments and three district championships. He finished third at the state championships last year as a junior and competed in the U.S. Amateur qualifier.

'Vincent is a very accomplished junior golfer who has played in many national events and has had success wherever he has played,' Watts said.

'We're extremely excited to sign Vincent, knowing his success not only on the golf course, but in the classroom as well. He will be a big asset to our program.'

Johnson, a two-time Mount Hood Conference Player of the Year, is also a two-time member of the Tiger Woods Foundation National Junior Golf Team and has represented Oregon on the Junior Americas Cup and Hogan Cup teams.

Johnson, who's career-low round is a 62, serves as a junior golf instructor for the Portland Youth Golf Association.

Johnson is also a member of the varsity basketball team at David Douglas and carries a 3.94 grade point average.

Watts noted Johnson's strengths to be his distance, attitude and demeanor on the course.

OREGON STATE MEN'S GOLF SIGNEES

Vincent Johnson - Portland, Ore. (David Douglas HS)

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