Riley Johnson
Riley  Johnson


Fargo, N.D.

High School:
West Fargo

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Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.


Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.


DuToit Takes MGA Amateur Title

Gopher captain cards final round 68 to win by one stroke

Named co-captain for the 2017-18 season • three-time Big Ten Championships competitor • two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2017-18 • SENIOR SEASON:
Finished tied for 22nd at Gopher Invitational • finished tied for 29th at Maui Jim Intercollegiate • Appeared in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational • tied for 12th at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, where he tied his career low round, 54 hole score, and score to par.

2016-17 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Second on the team with a season stroke average of 73.03 in 10 tournaments • lowered his average by more than three strokes from last year • 90 percent of rounds counted toward team score • one of the team’s Louis Lick Hardest Worker Award recipients • Academic All-Big Ten. Fall 2016: Averaged 72.26 strokes per round in five fall tournaments • tied for 27th at the Gopher Invitational (220) • played an even-par (213) Alister MacKenzie Invitational to tie for 40th • tied for 25th at the Ka’anapali Classic (2-under 211) • had season-low rounds of 68 in the last three fall tournaments. Spring 2017: Tied for 12th at the Valspar Collegiate (2-over 215), his best finish of the year • tied for 16th at the Princeton Invitational • placed 64th at the Big Ten Championships.

Had a 76.19 stroke average in seven tournaments • named the Gophers’ Louis Lick Hardest Worker. Fall 2015: Had a 76.33 scoring average over six rounds • tied for 17th at Gopher Invitational. Spring 2016: Played in four spring tournaments with a 75.67 stroke average • tied for 17th playing as an individual at Barona Collegiate Cup • posted back-to-back scores of 219 at Barona Collegiate Cup and ASU Thunderbird Invitational • had a career low round with a 67 in first round of ASU Thunderbird Invitational.

In nine tournaments, held a 74.65 stroke average • posted one top-10 and three top-20 finishes. Fall 2014: Had a 75.67 scoring average over nine rounds • had one under-par round (70) at the Gopher Invitational. Spring 2015: Competed in six spring tournaments with a 74.12 stroke average • tied for 18th at the Big Ten Championships (+8) with one round under par • won the Gophers' dual match with Dartmouth with a season-low 68 (-4) • had one round under par at the Hawkeye Invitational and tied for 17th (+1).

Graduated from West Fargo High School in 2014 • a two-time North Dakota Class A state champion, winning in 2012 and 2014 • finished 3-under with a 69 in the final round of the 2014 championships • carded scores of 72 and 71 in winning the individual and team titles in 2012 • finished seventh at the 2013 state tournament.

2012 Fargo Moorhead Junior Amateur champion • qualified for the 2013 USGA Junior Amateur.

Son of Randy and Marilee Johnson.

Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average -Par Top-10 Finishes Low Round
2014-15 9 26 1,941 74.65 4 1 68
2015-16 7 21 1,600 76.19 2 -- 67
2016-17 10 30 2,191 73.03 8 -- 68
Total 26 77 5,732 74.44 14 1 67

Career Bests

Round 67 ASU Thunderbird Invitational 4/2/16
Finish 1st Dartmouth Dual 3/20/15
Score 211 Ka'anapali Classic 11/4-6/16
Tourn. Score to Par -2 Ka'anapali Classic 11/4-6/16


New Golf Practice Facility Approved Friday

New Golf Practice Facility Approved Friday

12/15/2017 - M. Golf

The new golf training center will break ground in spring 2018 and open later in the year.

Get to Know: Reece Sanders

Get to Know: Reece Sanders

11/30/2017 - M. Golf

Freshman Reece Sanders talks to Gopher Sports about his life and school year so far.

Three Future Gophers Sign NLIs

Three Future Gophers Sign NLIs

11/9/2017 - M. Golf

Will Grevlos, Lincoln Johnson and Harry Plowman-Ollington will join Minnesota's team in fall of 2018.

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