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Johnson receives honors

West Fargo’s Riley Johnson was named boys golf senior athlete of the year. File photo

West Fargo senior standout Riley Johnson was named this year’s boys golf senior athlete of the year at the state Class A boys golf tournament last week.

The Fargo Shanley Deacons broke a three-way point heat with the Packers and Davies High School to go home with the first-place trophy after the two-day tournament held in Jamestown, N.D.

Minot rounded out the green with a combined total of 630 and Jamestown followed with 631.

As he entered the second day of the tournament, Johnson shared the leader board with Davies player Tanner Kretchman. Johnson edged him out for first place overall, with 141 total points while shooting three-under 69 in the final round.

His West Fargo teammate Cole Johnson earned a fifth- place finish with a score of 152.

As a sophomore, Johnson gave the Packers their first state tournament win and became the 2012 North Dakota Class A champion. In November, Johnson signed a letter of intent to become a Gopher and play for the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Last year, Johnson qualified for the USGA Junior Amateur tournament and is a two-time qualifier for the Big I National Amateur Golf Tournament.

Wendy Reuer

Wendy reports for The Forum and West Fargo Pioneer, where she is also assistant editor. A University of Minnesota Morris graduate from North Dakota, Wendy started her career in television news and entertainment in Minnesota and at CBS in Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. 

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