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Jensen Comes Through Late for Mid-Am Title, Gooding Holds on in Women’s Mid-Am

August 12, 2018

McCALL, Idaho – The winner of the 2018 Idaho Mid-Am came from a rather unlikely place. Matt Jensen of Winnemucca, NV shot 73-71-71 (215) to win by 3 strokes over Jason Huff and Gavin Parsons at Jug Mountain Ranch.

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Idaho Junior State Am: Carter and Reinke Outlast Competition

August 9, 2018

KUNA, Idaho – The Boys and Girls Idaho Junior Amateur Championships became a tale of two stories at Falcon Crest Golf Club. The Girls division featured a dominating performance leaving the rest of the field in the dust.

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Idaho Junior Am Day 2: Carter in Control

August 8, 2018

KUNA, Idaho – If Wednesday’s second round was any indication of what’s to come, then the final round of the 2018 Idaho Junior Amateur is sure to come down to the wire.

Meridian’s Jack Curran remained atop the Boys 16-18 division leaderboard, but a few new faces joined him there.

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Idaho Junior Am Day 1: Packebush Packs a Punch

August 7, 2018

by Jackson Lauer, IGA Media

KUNA, Idaho – Usually as August rolls around the focus of kids around the country turns to the impending school year, but on Tuesday at Falcon Crest Golf Course the focus was narrowed on the first round of the 2018 Idaho Junior Amateur sponsored by Diamond Line Delivery.

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PGA Rocky Mountain Section Retains Carter Cup

August 2, 2018

The PGA Rocky Mountain Section retained the Carter Cup with a late comeback over the IGA Amateur team at RedHawk GC in the 2018 edition of the event. The PGA Pros won with 30 1/2 points to the IGA’s 29 1/2.

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Idaho Golf News: Pacific Coast Am, Jr. America’s Cups

The week of July 23, 2018 was a busy one for some of Idaho’s top golfers. Teams representing Idaho competed against the top talent in the country (and worldwide).

Here’s a brief recap of each event:


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Barry, Bayley, and Gliege Represent the IGA at Pac Coast Am

SAN FRANCISCO – The Idaho Golf Association has selected Carson Barry (Meridian, ID), Derek Bayley (Rathdrum, ID), and Josh Gliege (Eagle, ID) to represent the IGA for the Morse Cup. The Morse Cup is a team competition held concurrently with the Pacific Coast Amateur, held July 24-27 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

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Nist Adds Name to Idaho Women’s Amateur Trophy for the Second Time

July 21, 2018

BOISE, Idaho – Haley Nist began the final round of the 2018 Idaho Women’s State Amateur with a 3 shot lead, and after an up-and-down final 18 holes at Shadow Valley she walked away the champion.

Nist, soon to be a senior at The University of Colorado-Boulder, did not make any birdies in the second round.

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Women’s State Am Day 2: Nist Shoots to the Top of the Leaderboard

July 20, 2018

BOISE, Idaho – Shadow Valley Golf Course got the best of most of the field in the second round of the Idaho Women’s Amateur. Tricky hole locations and stronger winds led to a higher scoring average on Friday.

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Women’s State Am Day 1: Strand Proves She Belongs

July 19, 2018

BOISE, Idaho – Kelli Ann Strand is set to take the golf world by storm. The 14-year-old from Challis, Idaho has already qualified for two national junior golf tournaments this summer. An Idaho State Amateur trophy may be next on her list of accolades, and she isn’t even a high school freshman yet.

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Idaho’s Derek Bayley Qualifies for the US Amateur

By the Washington State Golf Association

July 18, 2018

Derek Bayley Medals in U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying at Palouse Ridge

Pullman, Wash. – Derek Bayley of Rathdrum, Idaho shot rounds of 64-74 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 50 players who competed today in 36-hole U.S.

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State Am Champ Colby Dean Adds US Amateur Qualifier to Resume

July 16, 2018

EAGLE, Idaho – On a blistering hot Monday at BanBury Golf Club Colby Dean once again found himself in contention to achieve one of amateur golf’s greatest accomplishments. Dean was 3 shots behind the leader after the first round, but a second round including two eagles and five birdies catapulted Dean into the lead.

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Bicknese, Garcia Punch Their Tickets to U.S. Junior Ams

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho’s future stars were on the course today at Crane Creek Country Club in a battle for a single spot in the U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur.

Jonas Bicknese of Fruitland, Idaho shot a 2-under 70 to punch his ticket to the U.S.

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Dean Captures 2018 State Am

June 24, 2018

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Not often do we see a dominating performance at the Idaho State Amateur. The event reserved for the state’s finest players was led start to finish by Eagle’s Colby Dean. Colby hoisted the trophy on Sunday afternoon after finishing with a score of 10-under at Canyon Springs Golf Course.

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Dean Remains the Leader After State Am Day 2, Cross Makes His Way Into the Picture

June 23, 2018

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Day 1 leader Colby Dean started off Saturday’s second round with a couple mishaps, but he didn’t let that affect him for the rest of the day. Dean shot a 3-under 69 to stay atop the Idaho State Amateur leaderboard.

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