Johnson Wins 2023 NAIA Arnold Palmer National Individual Champion Award in Playoff
MESA, Ariz. — Easton Johnson of The Master’s claimed the 2023 NAIA Arnold Palmer National Individual Champion Award this afternoon for earning medalist honors following the NAIA National Championship.
Johnson carded six birdies in regulation and two in as many playoff holes Friday to defeat Bellevue’s Hugo Ronnberg for the title. The 2023 NAIA Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award presented by Strackaline recipient and PING First-Team All-American turned in a four-under 68 on the day for an eight-under 280 tournament finish (71-70-71-68).
The win was Johnson’s first as a collegiate golfer.