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2017 IGA Senior State Championship Comes to a Close

After round one of the IGA Senior State Championship, there were four people who were no stranger to the spotlight. Karen Darrington of Boise, was leading the Women’s Senior State Championship at (-1) 71. Bret Rupert of Boise and Gary Vanier of Driggs shared the lead of the Men’s Senior State Championship at (E) 72, and Skip Pierce of Boise lead the Super-Senior’s at (-1) 71.

Round two of the senior state championship took off with blustery conditions and a temperature drop of about 15 degrees. If you were to ask some of the players, they were lucky to have feeling in their hands! Day two really separated the field. Darrington finished at (+6) 150 with a five stroke lead, Gary Vanier finished at (E) 144 with a six stroke lead and Skip Pierce maintained his lead at (+5) 149 and a nine stroke lead.


The final day of the senior state championship was absolutely beautiful, clear blue skies. Skip Pierce held his lead of the Super-Senior Classic all three days, with a third round total of 75 to win by eight strokes over Bob Lutz. To view complete results of the Super-Senior Classic, please click here.

Karen Darrington of Boise is no stranger to holding the IGA Championship trophies and she earned another one to her resume by claiming the championship. Her three round total amounted to¬† twelve over par, and won by nine strokes over Kris Fenwick of Boise. Both Karen and Kris played as partners on the PNGA Cup team. To view complete results of the IGA Women’s Senior Amateur Championship, click here.

Gary Vanier of Driggs held a solid lead all three days and sealed the deal the final round with a three day total of three over par. Jay Sutton came in from behind finishing at second place, and a three day total of ten over par. To view complete results of the Men’s Senior Amateur Championship, please click here.


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