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Ryggs Johnston shoots 6 under in Shelby to win again

| April 27, 2017 2:24 PM

SHELBY — Libby sophomore Ryggs Johnston continued his perfect season with an impressive performance, carding a 6-under-par 66 to win the Sunburst/Valier Invitational by 17 strokes at Marias Valley Golf Course. The course will also host next month’s Class B state championship.

Johnston’s performance lifted the Libby boys to a tie for first place with Shelby, with the meet scored as a Class C event marking the top three performers per team. Sebo Sanders tied for 18th, shooting 97, and Andrew Freese finished 21st with a 98.

The Libby girls didn’t field a team.

Sunburst/Valier Invitational

Thursday

Marias Valley Golf Course, Shelby

Par 72

BOYS

Team Scores — T1. Shelby 261, T1. Libby 261, 3. Choteau 280, 4. Ft. Benton 282, 5. Chinook 287, T6. Centerville 294, T6. GFCC 294, 8. Sunburst 308, 9. Cut Bank 309, 10. Valier 364

Individual Top 10 — 1, Ryggs Johnston, Libby, 66; T2, Kade Friede, Chinook, 83; T2, Brock Whitted, Shelby, 83; 4, Teigan Isakson, Centerville, 86; 5, Chris Arkinson, Rocky Boy, 87; 6, Trenton Durocher, Choteau, 88; T7, Aaron White, Shelby, 89; T7, Macager McAllister, Shelby, 89; T9, Sean Rogers, Sunburst, 90; T9, Ryan Scott, Fort Benton, 90.

GIRLS

Team Scores — 1. Shelby 286, 2. Chinook 329, 3. Shelby JV 342, 4. Cut Bank 384, 5. Centerville 418

Individual Top 10 — 1, Skyler Martin, Shelby, 83; 2, Katie Bieler, Choteau, 92; 3, Katara Ryan, Sunburst, 97; 4, Abbey Aklestad, Shelby, 100; 5, Jaelyn Vielleiux, Fort Benton, 101; 6, Kendall Anderson, Shelby, 103; 7, Maddy Hellinger, Shelby, 104; T8, Kendyl Chartier, Centerville, 105; T8, Bailey Johnson, Shelby, 105; T10, Chelsey Schraner, G.F. Central, 106; T10, Carrie Hofer, Chinook, 106.