Brittany Johnston claimed her first career win on the Futures Tour at the ING New England Golf Classic on Sunday, July 17. She did it by firing a 65 in the final round, beating Alison Walshe by one stroke and Kathleen Ekey - Johnston's former high school teammate - by two strokes.
In a "Quick 18" Q&A on the Futures Tour website there is this exchange:
14. If you could impact women's golf, what would you want your legacy to be?
I would teach young girls to believe in themselves and follow their dreams - you never know where the game of golf can take you.
Now we know golf can take Johnston to the winner's circle.
Johnston is originally from Ohio. She played college golf at Northwestern, posting 15 Top 10 finishes in NCAA play. She graduated from Northwestern in 2008 with a degreen in political science.
That's the same year Johnston turned pro, and 2011 is her first full season on the Futures Tour. Her first win comes just a couple weeks after she played in the U.S. Women's Open, which she got into through qualifying.