At the conclusion of the 2017 high school golf season, Clinton High School golfer Ty Johnson has been recognized as the most highly decorated golfer in school history. On October 12, Ty competed at the ASGA High School Overall Championship at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock. In a competition that hosted the top 3 golfers from each classification in the state, Ty finished in 3rd place. He was one of only two golfers to shoot a low score of 2-under par after 9 holes of play.
Ty has been named to the All-State team all four years of his high school career. In state tournaments, he finished as state Champion and placed 4th in class 4A and, in 3A, finished as state runner –up the last two consecutive years. These performances afforded him the privilege of participating in the Overall Championship three times – a rarity among high school golfers. He was a two-time District medalist and was once runner-up. In four years of regular-season individual matches, he accumulated only two losses. Though he has had an impeccable career with opportunities and offers to play college golf, he has chosen to pursue baseball at the collegiate level. He has verbally committed to play at Arkansas Tech University after graduation. Ty is the son of Chris and Melissa Johnson of Clinton.
Ty and the CHS golf teams have earned a District Championship title, three District Runner-Up season titles, a State Runner-Up showing last year and a 3rd place state ranking this year. His 2017 teammates include: Senior Bryce Dodd, Juniors Kyler Hensley and Ryley McDonald and Sophomore Kragen Bradley.