Logger golfer rounding out junior career in tough competitions

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Ryggs Johnston is presented with his trophy at the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in San Diego July 13. (Courtesy photo)

Local golfer Ryggs Johnston continues to excel at tournaments around the country.

Johnston competed in his final IMG Academy Junior World Championships in San Diego on July 10-13, taking sixth place — the highest a Montana golfer ever has placed in the tournament.

He tied for 5th out of 212 boys in 15-18 category in the tournament, with the tie broken by matching score cards.

Shooting even par with rounds of 71-72-71-74 on the par-72 course, Johnston was only 4 shots off of the winner in the close tournament.

Johnston also competed in the 101st Western Junior Championships in Skokie, Illinois on June 12-21, placing 8th in a field of 156 for the 15-19 year-old boys category.

With the tournament cut short due to rain, Johnston shot 69-69 on the par 70 course playing at 6,793 yards.

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