2019 Women’s Amateur FINAL – Kittelson Fights For The WIN

Anna Kittelson Shares Her Victory With Her Best Friend & Caddy, Ben.

Anna Kittelson Shares Her Victory With Her Best Friend & Caddy, Ben.

Anna Kittelson started her day tied for the lead with Payton Fehringer, but after a strong front nine posting four birdies and one bogey, she held a five stroke lead making the turn.

 However, the back nine was no easy road to victory. Making the turn onto 10, Kittelson drove it left into the trees leaving her with her first of four bogeys on the back nine. “Going into 10 I kind of knew I had it in the bag, and then as I started to play more I didn’t trust myself as much so I had a rough couple of holes on the back nine” says Kittelson.  

Kittelson and her caddy, Ben, were able to regain focus on 17 landing her second shot on the green to make birdie and a two-putt par on 18. “Ben did a great job helping me get out of my head and really helped me get back in the game mentally to finish strong.” Kittelson finished the final day with a 74 and a three day total of 226 (+10).

 Day two co-leader, Payton Fehringer was a tough match for Kittelson as she put up a fight through the end. Fehringer ended the day with a 79, and tied with Laura Gerner for second place with a three day total of 231. Laura Gerner had a strong final round posting a 74 (+2), even after taking a triple bogey 8 on the par 5, hole number 8. 

The Women’s Amateur trophy was dedicated and named after seven-time champion Jean Smith. The Trophy was unveiled and presented to Jean Smith during the Idaho Golf Association’s 50th anniversary celebrations this week at Clear Lake Country Club. While Jean Smith was able to attend the award ceremony close friend, and past champion Karen Darrington presented the trophy to Kittelson.To view all the scores click HERE

2019 Women’s Amateur Day Two – Fehringer Ties Up The Lead

Day one leader Anna Kittelson continued to play well in the second day, but a 3 putt on 18 gave competitor, Payton Fehringer the room she needed to tie up the lead. Both competitors have a two-day score of 152 (+8). Fehringer is an incoming sophomore at Grand Canyon University where she was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the year.

While the lead is tied between Kittelson and Fehringer, players Kelli Ann Strand and Laura Gerner are close behind to add pressure going into the championship round.

Day three should bring great competition and could be filled with surprises to see who becomes the 2019 Women’s Amateur Champion.

To view all scores click HERE

Payton Fehringer ties up the lead on 18

Payton Fehringer ties up the lead on 18

Anna Kittelson Misses her second put on 18 by a hair

Anna Kittelson Misses her second put on 18 by a hair

2019 Women’s Amateur Day One – Kittelson Takes The Lead:

2019 Women’s Amateur Day One – Kittelson Takes The Lead:

 

20 women tee’d off today for the start of the 2019 Women’s Amateur at Clear Lake Country Club in Jerome, ID. The course is in gorgeous shape, but the weather conditions tested the field with 30 mph winds consistently throughout the round.

 Anna Kittelson, incoming Sophomore at Midwestern State University, made her mark during the first day of the Women’s AM. Kittelson put up two back to back birdies on the back nine and consistently posted low scores ending the day with 76 (+4). Kittelson holds a two-stroke lead over Payton Fehringer last week’s four-ball champion.

With two days left in the 54-hole tournament, Kittelson will need to continue to come out the gate strong to hold her lead.

To view all scores click HERE

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2019 Four-Ball Championship (Final Day)

Jerome, ID -  The Four-Ball Championship took place at Jerome Country Club June 8-9. The final round could not have been a better day for golf at 70 degrees and clear skies, the players were thrilled with the turn out and with the conditions of the course.

Hunter Ostrom and Doug Schlosser secured first place in the Men’s Division with a two-day total of 128 (-16). It was the third year in a row that a Hunter Ostrom led team has taken the Men’s Division Championship. Ostrom ended the weekend with a whopping 17 birdies, and only 5 bogeys. Scholsser got their championship securing round started with a birdie on the first hole. Day one leaders, Jesse Campa and Clancy Cockerham kept the competition close, but a few bogeys saw them losing by 3 strokes in the end.  

The Senior Four-Ball Championship was closely contested, and it was the team of Jay Sutton and Dan Pickens who came out on top over their final pairing opponents Joe Malay and Randal Cross after making par on the first play off hole. Sutton and Pickens take home the title of Four-Ball Senior Champions for the third year in a row. Sutton had an impressive 8 birdies for the weekend. Joe Malay didn’t leave a dry eye in the crowd during his speech at the senior award ceremony. Malay explained the trials he has been through over the last several years and what it means to him to be able to play golf and to compete at this high of a level. “I love these events, and I am so thrilled to be playing with such amazing people” said Malay.

 The Women’s Four-Ball Championship day one leaders Payton Fehringer and Natalie Mullins ended the weekend with 139 (-7) to take home first place by 5 strokes. Fehringer and Mullins had control of their lead throughout the event, but Abby Black and Sheryl Scott gave them a run for their money by posting a 69 (-4) on the final day.

Final Scores are available: Mens | Senior Men’s | Women’s

You are able to view the event photo album HERE

Payton Fehringer

Payton Fehringer

Hunter Ostrom and Doug Schlosser

Hunter Ostrom and Doug Schlosser

Jay Sutton and Dan Pickens

Jay Sutton and Dan Pickens

Natalie Mullins

Natalie Mullins

2019 Four-Ball Championship

Jerome, ID -  The Four-Ball Championships had a change of scenery this year. Traditionally held in the Treasure Valley, the 2019 Four-Ball is being hosted by Jerome Country Club. This championship has fields in the Men’s Amateur, Women’s, and Senior Men’s Divisions.

 Jesse Campa and Clancy Cockerham ended their first day with a score of 64 (-8). On the back nine Campa and Cockerham followed up a spectacular front nine, helping them take hold of the lead. Defending champion Hunter Ostrom and partner Doug Scholsser were close behind with a score of 65 (-7). Ostrom, a junior at Notre Dame, had 4 birdies in a row on the back nine and 9 total birdies on the day.

 Dan Pickens and Jay Sutton hold the Senior field day one lead with a score of 69 (-3). Joe Malay and Randal Cross ended close behind them with 70 (-2).

 The Women’s field Payton Fehringer and Natalie Mullins ended the day at 72 (-1) leaving them with a three-shot lead going into the final round.  

Day two should be filled with competitive spirit and fun.

You can view the event photo album on our Facebook Page

Payton Fehringer

Payton Fehringer

Day Two: Alternate Shot & Parent Child Championship

Nampa, Idaho – It was a cold and damp day at the final round of the Idaho Alternate Shot and Parent Child Championship. Despite the rainy conditions the players persisted and played well at Redhawk Golf Course.

 

Day one leaders, Scott and Jeff Masingill were able to hold their lead in the Parent Child Championship with a 72 and a total score of 138 (-4) for the two-day tournament. “The format was fun, and it was a great weekend of golf” Scott said after the final round and “it was the most fun you could ever have” his son Jeff noted.

 

In the Alternate Shot, Kareen Markle and Scott Vermeer finished with another 69 following their first day score of 69 and a total score of 138 (-4).

View the event photo album on our facebook page  

You are able to view all final scores HERE.

 

Scott Vermeer & Karen Markle Alternate Shot Champions

Scott Vermeer & Karen Markle Alternate Shot Champions

Jeff and Scott Masingill Parent Child Champions

Jeff and Scott Masingill Parent Child Champions

Higham & Rammell Earn Spots in US Mid-Am

Tanner Higham

Tanner Higham

The 2018 US Mid-Am qualifier was held at Idaho Falls CC on August 20, 2018

Tanner Higham of Riverton, UT took home the lone qualifying spot in a playoff over Idaho Falls’ Jed Rammell.

On the first playoff hole, Higham made an 8-foot putt for birdie to secure the spot just after Rammell left a 12-foot putt for birdie just short.

Rammell, the first alternate, has since received a spot in the field at the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur held at Charlotte Country Club in Charlotte, NC on Sept 21-27.

There was a 5-player tie for the second alternate spot. After 3-holes, Michael Blackham secured the spot over Jason Graff and Dean Park.
 

Idaho Golf Recap: 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:

PACIFIC COAST AMATEUR

(left to right) Carson Barry, Josh Gliege, Derek Bayley

(left to right) Carson Barry, Josh Gliege, Derek Bayley

  • The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf championships in North America.
  • 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.
  • 15 member associations comprise the Pacific Coast Golf Association, including 13 from the United States and two from Canada.
  • The IGA team was represented by Carson Barry, Derek Bayley, and Josh Gliege
  • The IGA finished T-8 for the Morse Cup (held the first two days of competition)
  • All 3 players made the 54-hole cut
  • Derek Bayley was the IGA’s top individual, finishing at -1 total and notching a Top-20 finish (T16)
  • Isaiah Salinda of Stanford University won the tournament, finishing one shot ahead of the competition at -12
  • View full results here
  • Team IGA bios

BOYS JR. AMERICA’S CUP

(left to right) Caleb Cox, Drew Reinke, Joe Gustavel, Jake Slocum, Zach Martin

(left to right) Caleb Cox, Drew Reinke, Joe Gustavel, Jake Slocum, Zach Martin

  • The Boys Jr America’s Cup was held July 22-26 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Anaconda, MT
  • Team Idaho: Drew Reinke, Jake Slocum, Joe Gustavel, Zach Martin
  • The 54-hole stroke play competition features 18 teams comprised of four players from the western United States, Canada, and Mexico
  • Team Idaho placed 10th
  • Drew Reinke led in scoring for Team Idaho, finishing at -3 for the tournament (T17)
  • Team Captain: Caleb Cox
  • View full results

GIRLS JR. AMERICA’S CUP

(left to right) Makena Rauch, Carly Carter, Karen Darrington, Christine Cho, Emily Cadwell

(left to right) Makena Rauch, Carly Carter, Karen Darrington, Christine Cho, Emily Cadwell

  • The Girls Jr America’s Cup was held July 23-27 at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, CO
  • The format is identical to the boys’ competition (see above)
  • Team Idaho: Carly Carter, Emily Cadwell, Christine Cho, Makena Rauch
  • Team Idaho finished 11th
  • Carly Carter led Team Idaho in scoring, finishing 19 for the tournament (T24)
  • Team Captain: Karen Darrington
  • View full results