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January 25, 2013

Golf world will get to see what a Chanticleer looks like

Saturday's third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines has been dubbed "University Day" by the PGA Tour.

The tour has requested that players wear their school colors that day, so Dustin Johnson should be sporting the teal and bronze -- possibly with some black and white included -- of his alma mater, Coastal Carolina University, as long as he makes the cut.

CCU sports information director Mike Cawood confirmed that the school mascot, Chauncey, is on its way to the San Diego area to join Johnson and be part of the day through an invitation from Johnson's sponsor, TaylorMade-adidas Golf. If that's the case, the golf world will get to see what a Chanticleer looks like.

Tom Gillis, who played at CCU in 1990, is also in the tournament field.

Chauncey can be followed on Twitter or his Facebook page.

Farmers is contributing $500 to the college funds of all players who wear their school colors and logo. Farmers also supports college golf throughout the year as the presenting sponsor of the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Academic Team Awards. Since the award began in 2009, the Coastal Carolina men's golf team has been recognized as an All-Academic Team as the Chanticleers have posted a team grade point average of at least a 3.0 each year.

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