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Thursday, July 12, 2012

FSGA Boys Junior: Ramsey Touchberry and Philip Knowles notch top 10 finishes

Ramsey Touchberry practices for Lakewood Ranch High in last fall's Class 2A state tournament, which the Mustangs won to complete a 103-0 season. Jason Dill/jdill@bradenton.com

Lakewood Ranch rising junior Ramsey Touchberry had the highest finish among area golfers in the boys 16-18 year old division of the 58th Florida State Boys' Junior Championship at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach on Thursday.

Touchberry rebounded from an opening 76 to post a 70 and 74 on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, to snag ninth place. His 220 total was 10 shots behind Winter Springs' Hank Lebioda, who won by four shots over Orlando's Ryan Stovash.

In the boys 13-15 division, Bradenton Christian golfer Philip Knowles tied for fifth with a 220 total. After a first-round 80, Knowles closed with two strong 70s to finish 10 shots Reunion's Andy Zhang.
Zhang, who has played IMG Junior Golf Tour events in the past, made headlines this summer as the youngest player to ever play in the United States Open.

Here's how other locals that made the cut finished:

16-18 year old division

Danny Walker, tied for 13th, 222 total.
Ryan Wolfe, tied for 41st, 231 total.
Connor Baldwin, no card in final round.

13-15 year old division

Cole Johnson, 20th, 232 total.

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