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Ryggs Johnston wins 4th consecutive state golf title; Butte Central’s Tricia Joyce wins State A girls; Laurel sweeps team titles

Posted at 7:09 PM, Sep 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 10:45:57-04

HAMILTON — Ryggs Johnston walked off the course at Hamilton Golf Club with his fourth consecutive state championship on Saturday.

After an opening-round 5-under-par 67, the Libby High School phenom fired a 2-under 70 to clinch the 2018 Class A state golf championship. Johnston went out in 36 but was able to shoot a 2-under 34 coming in. His two-day total of 137 was eight strokes better than Laurel’s Carson Hackmann, Whitefish’s Cameron Kahle, Polson’s Matt Hobbs and Tristan Hanson of Hamilton.

While Hackmann finished tied for second, he was the leader for Laurel, which claimed the team title with a total of 597. Nick Pasquarello, after an opening-round 71, struggled on Day 2 but finished with a 79 for a total of 150, good for sixth place. Cash Golden finished tied for seventh with a 151 and Paul O’Neil finished ninth with a 152.

Hamilton (625) finished 28 shots behind Laurel to claim second. Hanson’s Day 2 70 tied Johnston for the low score of the day.

On the girls side, Butte Central’s Tricia Joyce claimed her first state title. After finishing fourth last year, Joyce shot a two-day total of 152 to win by five strokes over Corvallis freshman Macee Greenwood.

Joyce shot a 75 on Day 1 to open up a three-shot lead on Greenwood. Leading the rest of the field by double digits, it was a two-horse race on Day 2. Joyce went out in 38 and Greenwood in 41, giving Joyce a six-shot lead on the final nine holes. Joyce came in in 39 for a 5-over-par 77 and total of 8-over for the tournament.

Laurel’s girls team completed the Locomotives’ sweep of the Class A team titles. Haylee and Hannah Adams, who finished in a tie for fourth, each shot 176 to lead Laurel. Elise Shovar shot 184 to finish ninth and gain all-state honors, too. Laurel shot 726, finishing 36 strokes ahead of runner-up Whitefish.

2018 Class A Invitational
Hamilton Golf Club

Boys Individual Results

Day 1 Day 2
Place Player Name School Out In Total Out In Total Final Score
1 Ryggs Johnston Libby 33 34 67 36 34 70 137
2 Carson Hackmann Laurel 37 35 72 38 35 73 145
2 Cameron Kahle Whitefish 39 34 73 35 37 72 145
2 Matt Hobbs Polson 40 34 74 36 35 71 145
2 Tristan Hanson Hamilton 37 38 75 33 37 70 145
6 Nick Pasquarello Laurel 35 36 71 38 41 79 150
7 Zach Taylor Hamilton 34 37 71 39 41 80 151
7 Cash Golden Laurel 38 36 74 38 39 77 151
9 Paul O’Neil Laurel 35 37 72 41 39 80 152
10 Derek Wolff Frenchtown 37 39 76 36 42 78 154
11 Zel Frost Stevensville 42 36 78 37 43 80 158
12 Luke Schlimgen Corvallis 38 38 76 44 39 83 159
12 Kade Ewalt Laurel 42 38 80 43 36 79 159
14 Mason Pyron Frenchtown 44 40 84 40 36 76 160
15 Ryan Adolph Billings Central 42 38 80 40 41 81 161
15 Ivan Yazvac Stevensville 43 40 83 40 38 78 161

 

Boys Team Results

Summary Day 1 Day 2 Total
Laurel 289 308 597
Hamilton 309 316 625
Stevensville 328 331 659
Frenchtown 337 323 660
Billings Central 337 325 662
Whitefish 338 336 674
Polson 352 333 685
Belgrade 363 356 719
Fergus 364 368 732
Havre 393 377 770

 

Girls Individual Results

Day 1 Day 2
Place Player Name School Out In Total Out In Total Final Score
1 Tricia Joyce Butte Central 39 36 75 38 39 77 152
2 Macee Greenwood Corvallis 39 39 78 41 38 79 157
3 Ella Shaw Whitefish 45 43 88 42 43 85 173
4 Hannah Adams Laurel 45 44 89 42 45 87 176
5 Haylee Adams Laurel 46 46 92 43 41 84 176
6 Ashtyn Swigart Custer County 42 44 86 44 49 93 179
7 Megan Archibald Whitefish 47 42 89 46 44 90 179
8 Keelee Storrud Corvallis 46 47 93 45 45 90 183
9 Elise Shovar Laurel 44 46 90 50 44 94 184
10 Perry Widdicombe Billings Central 45 46 91 47 46 93 184
11 Cali Cannon Polson 48 44 92 45 49 94 186
12 Karly Volk Sidney 47 48 95 48 43 91 186
13 Lindsey Huber Dillon 48 48 96 43 48 91 187
14 Aly Rose Hamilton 44 50 94 46 48 94 188
15 Sammee Bradeen Libby 50 45 95 50 43 93 188

 

Girls Team Results

Summary Day 1 Day 2 Total
Laurel 367 359 726
Whitefish 378 382 760
Corvallis 386 396 782
Sidney 412 399 811
Polson 412 410 822
Hamilton 405 421 826
Custer County 406 421 827
Havre 441 465 906
Fergus 462 450 912

 

Full results can be found here.