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Eirik Johansen
Eirik  Johansen


Stavanger, Norway

High School:
St. Svithun

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195



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2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2003 Honorable Mention All-American
2003 and 2004 First-Team All-SEC

Fall 2005
Top finisher in three of the Gamecocks' four fall events ... Led Carolina with a 72.58 stroke average ... Collected three top-10 finished at the TOPY Cup (T4th), Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate (4th) and the Isleworth-UCF Invitational (T-8th).

Only player to compete in all 11 of Carolina's tournaments ... Finished with a 74.49 stroke average to go along with one top-10 and two top-20 finishes ... Named a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar ... Fell just short of an individual title with a second-place finish at the SunTrust Gator Invitational (Feb. 4-6) ... Shot a season-best score of 70 three times, twice at the Gator Invitational and once at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate ... Tied with teammate Mark Anderson for 31st at the SEC Championship (April 15-17) ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Won the Palmetto Intercollegiate and was runner-up at both the Carpet Capital Collegiate and the Mercedes Benz Collegiate ... Competed in all 13 of South Carolina's tournaments ... Shot a low round score for the team with a 65 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... Registered six top-10 finishes and eight top-20 finishes ... His 72.84 stroke average was second best on the team ... Recorded the fourth-lowest three-round score in Carolina history at the Palmetto Intercollegiate with a score of 204 ... Member of the five-man squad that competed in both the SEC Championships and NCAA East Regional ... First-team All-SEC for second straight year.

Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors ... Was a member of the First Team All-SEC squad ... Named to the PING All-Region and Softspikes All-Freshman teams ... Competed in all 13 of the Gamecocks' tournaments while posting a stroke average of 72.53 to lead the team ... Recorded seven top 10 finishes and 10 top 20 finishes ... Fired a low round score of 69 at The Ridges Intercollegiate ... Tied with teammate Nash Elliott for the low round score on the team with 65 ... His highest finish of the year was fourth place at the Cleveland Golf-ASU Invitational ... Posted the fifth-lowest three-round score in Gamecock history at the Cleveland Golf-ASU Invitational with a score of 205 ... A member of the five-man squad that competed in both the SEC and NCAA Championships.

High School Attended St. Svithun ... Coached by Jan-Egil Naerland ... Won three Norwegian National Boys Championships as an individual and as a team ... Won the Norwegian National Men's Championship ... Took the individual title in the Swedish SAS Invitational in 2000 ... In 1999 won the Junior Masters in Sweden.

Up Close with Johansen...

When I was growing up I wanted to be: A Fireman

My favorite vacation as a youngster: Fishing trips with my dad

I would like to spend the day with: Ben Hogan

I'd like to switch places for one day with: Hugh Hefner

If I were an animal I would be a: A wolf, so I could just worry about the basic things in life

No one knows how much I: Miss all the nature back home

One thing I remember my parents saying when I was young: Be careful

What's one thing that impresses you about Coach Blackmon: His calmness and knowledge of the game

I chose USC: Because of Coach Blackmon and the golf program

If I could have a super hero power it would be: Photographic Memory

My favorite golf course: Stavanger Golf Club, because it is my home course

My most memorable golf moment: When I was picked to represent Europe in a golf tournament

My perfect day: After a good round of golf, I would go kayaking into the sunset

My main goal in life: To survive

Eirik Johansen

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