A senior at Magruder High School, Ridgway captured the boys Maryland state high school golf title with a two-day 149 stroke total Friday at the University of Maryland.
"The Key to my playing well is course judgment," said Ridgeway. "I played the course enough times to know it, but the greens weren't as fast this year as last year and I had a few problems with them."
Ridgway shot a 75 the first day and trailed Seneca Valley's Clare Dolan by one stroke for the individual lead. They swapped scores on Friday to win individual titles.
Ridgway's victory followed a lot of tournament play, including the Bubby Worsham (with a qualifying score of 68); the Junior World in California, and Maryland District II and Montgomery County tournaments. Ridgway won the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association (WMGA) tournament last August on a tiebreaker hole.
Ridgway hopes to play in the Orange Bowl International Juniors in Coral Gables, Fla. this December and the Washington Area Amateur Champions. He would like to qualify for the PGA Tour Kemper Open.
"I'd like to go to a college where I can play golf year round," said Ridgway, who sometimes wears a walkman (Radio) while he plays. "It gives me time to think."