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