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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 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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Colby Dean Leads State Amateur Field by 5 Strokes After Day One

June 22, 2018

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The first day of the 2018 Idaho State Amateur proved to be a tough test for the state’s top players. Colby Dean of Eagle, ID leads the field with a 7-under 65. Trailing in second place are Meridian’s Hunter Ostrom and Chris Carew, who each dropped a score of 2-under 70.

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Idaho Junior Tour Kicks Off 2018 Season

June 13, 2018
BOISE, Idaho – An Idaho summer tradition, The Idaho Junior Tour, kicked off the 2018 season with tournaments in three districts on Wednesday. District 1 played their matches at RedHawk GC and Lakeview GC for 13-18 year-olds and 9-12 year-olds respectively.

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2018 Mixed Alternate Shot in the Books

June 2, 2018

NAMPA, Idaho – The Mixed Alternate Shot is one of the more entertaining events on the IGA championship calendar, but that doesn’t mean the competition is lacking. Couples, friends, father/daughter pairs, or mother/son pairs arrived at Centennial Golf Course on a picture perfect Saturday morning with one round of golf to decide a champion.

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Bayley Wins 2018 Match Play Championship in a Rematch of Last Year’s Final

May 28, 2018

CALDWELL, Idaho – In what may be the toughest championship field of the season, the top two seeds in the 2018 Match Play Championship expectedly met in the final match this past Memorial Day. Top seeded Derek Bayley of Rathdrum, Idaho won that match 6&5 against the two seed Grayson Huff of Eagle, Idaho in dominating fashion.

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2018 Four-Ball Champions Crowned

May 21, 2018

NAMPA, Idaho – The Idaho Four-Ball Championships were held May 19-20 at RedHawk Golf Course in Nampa. The largest championship event of the year had full fields in the Amateur, Womens, and Senior Divisions.

Defending champions Hunter Ostrom and Phil Kennedy took home the Amateur Four-Ball Championship in a playoff against Dean Park and Kenny Walker.

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Travers and Mitsunaga Advance Through US Open Local Qualifier

May 15, 2018

CALDWELL, Idaho – Conditions were perfect at Timberstone Golf Course in Caldwell for Monday’s US Open Local Qualifier. Scores in the red were plentiful, but it was Boise’s Kyle Mitsunaga and Nick Travers who came out on top- each shooting a 6-under par 66 to claim spots in the US Open Sectional Qualifier.

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IGA Launches IdahoJuniorTour.org

On May 1 the IGA launched its new all encompassing website for junior golf, IdahoJuniorTour.org. The site is a one stop shop for all Idaho Junior Tour events, national news, Player of the Year info, and so much more!

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IGA Announces 54 Holes Idaho Junior Amateur

February 22, 2018

Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Golf Association (IGA) announced today the enhancement of the Idaho Junior Amateur to a 54 hole championship. The Idaho Junior Amateur, ages 13 and up, will offer a 36 hole cut after two days of play, August 7-8, with a final round August 9.

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