|JOHNSON TEARING UP THE COURSE IN COLLEGE...
APRIL 6, 2009 - ADA, OHIO
Ashley Johnson, a 2007 Covington High School graduate and currently a sophomore at Ohio Northern University, earned Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) recognition as the OAC Women's Golfer of the Week.
Johnson earned the award for her third place finish at the Capital Invitational over the weekend where she scored a two-day total of 170.
Under brutal weather conditions with gusty winds and rain, Johnson shot an 88 in round one of Friday - good for a fifth place tie going into the season day.
One Saturday she recorded an 82, the third lowest score of the second round.
Johnson finished behind two players from tournament champion Bethel, Indiana, but here nearest OAC competition finished three strokes behind.
Ohio Northern took second place as a team in a tournament that consisted of 17 teams, including seven OAC schools.
Johnson leads Ohio Northern with an 84.0 stroke average for the season.
While at Covington, Johnson set the bar high by establishing nearly every girls golf record, including an 18-hole low of 84 and a 9-hole low of 35.
Under the direction of coach Ron Schultz, Johnson tore up the course in her senior season - leading Covington to a perfect 16-0 record and earning "Player of the Year" honors in the Cross County Conference.
And now she's tearning up the course at Ohio Northern University.