Ryggs Johnston 1st in Polson, Frenchtown golf invitationals

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Polson Invitational

Ryggs Johnston won another golf title while the Polson boys and Whitefish girls claimed team honors on Monday at the Polson Invitational at Polson Bay Golf Club.

Johnston shot 63 to best the field by seven shots. Derek Wolff of Frenchtown was second with a 70.

The Polson boys, with Carson McDaniel (76), Matt Hobbs (77) and Trey Kelley (79) placing 3-4-5, posted a 315 team score. Stevensville, 330, was second.

Courtney Ockler of Frenchtown was the girls medalist with a round of 87. Brooklyn Olson of Ronan was second with a 93 and Gracie Young of Whitefish was third with a 95.

The Whitefish girls had a team total of 426. Polson, 440, was second.

Frenchtown Invitational

Libby star Ryggs Johnston shined bright yet again on Wednesday at the Frenchtown Invite.

The junior standout from Libby fired an eight-under 64 at The Ranch Club, besting the field by 12 strokes and continuing his reign atop Class A.

Johnston, who has not lost a high-school tournament in Montana since his freshman season, shot an impressive 29 on the front nine and followed it up with a 35 on the back.

The race for second was won — at least in the first round — by Polson’s Carson McDaniel, who shot 38 on both nines for a four-over 76.

The Pirates — led by McDaniel and Matt Hobbs, who is third after firing 80 on Day 1 — trail Hamilton in the team competition by two strokes going into the second round.

Johnston and Polson will look to take their respective tournament titles when play resumes at 10 a.m. today at King Ranch Golf Course in Frenchtown.

“Ryggs had another great day on the links,” Libby Golf Coach Dann Rohrer said via email. “He continues to maintain his quality of play day after day a tribute to his dedication and hard work, not easy to do in the game of golf. The girls had some great scores, Allie Snyder has put it a lot of hard work and it is paying off. Sammee Bradeen and Emily Carvey had a good day also and continue to improve.”

Polson Invitational


At Polson Bay Golf Course


Team Totals

1. Polson 315

2. Stevensville 330

3. Whitefish 360

4. Columbia Falls 371

5. Frenctown 373

6. Corvallis 377

7. Ronan 425

8. Browning 481

9. Flathead 502

Top 15 Individuals

Place Score Name School

1 63 Ryggs Johnston Lib

2 70 Derek Wolff Ftwn

3 76 Carson McDaniel Pol

4 77 Matt Hobbs Pol

5 79 Trey Kelley Pol

6 80 Zel Frost Stev

7 81 Jayce Painter Stev

8 83 Colby Devlin Pol

9 84 ivan Yazvac Stev

9 84 Drew Brozek Whtf

10 85 Jacob Watters Stev

11 87 Jayce Cripe Whtf

12 88 Trey Perkins Col Falls

13 90 Nate Hull Cor

14 91 Logan Lybbert Col Falls

14 91 Anthony Camel Ron

14 91 Cameron Kahle Whtf

15 92 Andrew Freese Lib


Team Totals

1. Whitefish 426

2. Polson 440

3. Libby 446

4. Browning 454

5. Frenchtown 457

6. Corvallis 494

Top 15 Individuals

Place Score Name School

1 87 Courtney Ockler Ftwn

2 93 Brooklyn Olson Ron

3 95 Gracie Young Whtf

4 104 Coli Cannon Pol

5 105 Sammee Bradeen Lib

5 105 Ella Shaw Whtf

6 109 Allie Snyder Lib

7 110 Sydney Croucher Lib

7 110 Esme Yarbrough Pol

8 111 Jill SureChief Brown

8 111 Megan Archibald Whtf

9 112 Sami Knapp Cor

9 112 Amanda Farley Pol

10 113 Makayla LaBuff Brown

11 114 Keelee Storrud Cor

11 114 Berkley Ellis Pol

12 115 Danaiya Polk Brown

12 115 Sequoia Butterfly Brown

12 115 Kendall Reed Whtf

13 117 Madie Sramek Whtf

14 120 Madyson Running Crane Ron

15 122 Khalyn Hagness Lib

16 123 Harper Armitage Ftwn

16 123 Catherine Gustin Ftwn

17 124 Grace Bintz Ftwn

18 131 Kara Klietz Ftwn

19 134 Chloe Patterson Cor

19 134 Signee Storrud Cor

20 136 Kalie Patterson Cor

Frenchtown Invitational


At King Ranch Golf Course


Boys 354 5th

Ryggs Johnston 64 1st

Sebo Sanders 96

Riley Vogel 96

Andrew Freese 98

Trey Thompson 111


Girls Team 445 4th

Sammee Bradeen 107

Allie Snyder 102

Khalyn Hagness 125

Haylee Cannon 123

Emily Carvey 113

Team results not available.

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