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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. Brayden Ogle (Hayden) and Nick Roberts (Meridian) had solid rounds of 70 and 72 respectively to join Curran at +2 for the tournament. Four others are within 5 shots.

The Girls division didn’t quite have the same parody as the boys. Eagle’s Carly Carter posted an even par 72 to remain the sole leader at -1 overall. Carter continued to drive the ball with accuracy, setting herself up for great birdie opportunities. Girls Jr. America’s Cup teammates Christine Cho and Makena Rauch will join Carter in the final pairing. Cho is +4 overall while Rauch is +9 overall.

The round of the day belonged to Taylor Mortensen of Meridian. He piled up nine birdies on the day en route to a 6-under 66. He leads the Boys 13-15 division by 7 strokes at -8 overall.

The shot of the day went to Cole Jaworski. On the 8th hole at Falcon Crest, Cole struck a shot with 9-iron from 156 yards out that took a couple short hops before spinning right into the cup for a hole-in-one!

The 9-hole players wrapped up their Junior Amateur experience on Wednesday.

The four division winners:

Girls 9-10 – Amanda Nguyen (Spokane, WA)
Girls 11-12 – Chloe Singpraseuth (Meridian)
Boys 9-10 – Justin Anderson (Idaho Falls)
Boys 11-12 – Tyce Helmick (Ontario, OR)

The Diamond Line Player of the Year Awards were announced as well. Points accrued from Idaho Junior Tour events throughout the course of the season decided who would take home the trophies.

Diamond Line Player of the Year:

Girls 9-10 – Eliana Cho (Eagle)
Girls 11-12 – Chloe Singpraseuth (Meridian)
Boys 9-10 – Justin Anderson (Idaho Falls)
Boys 11-12 – Tyce Helmick (Ontario, OR)

View the full leaderboards here:

Ages 9-12 

Ages 13-18

Tyce Helmick & Justin McGee

Justin Anderson & Teigen Brill

Eliana Cho & Amanda Nguyen

Chloe Singpraseuth


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