Notebook: IGA Women's Amateur begins Friday



Defending champion Gabby Barker of Caldwell leads the field at the Idaho Golf Association's Women's Amateur. BanBury will host the 54-hole tournament, which runs through Sunday - the first Sunday finish in tournament history.

The move was made to increase participation, IGA Executive Director Ginger Fahleson said. Twenty-two women are entered in the field.

The Women's Classic will take place on the same course. The Classic participants will play the course from a shorter set of tees. Twenty-four women are entered in the Classic.

Barker, who won the 5A high school state tournament in May by 23 strokes as a senior at Vallivue High, will attend Texas Tech on a golf scholarship. Barker won the 2013 Women's Am by eight shots.


Eagle High senior-to-be Graysen Huff shot a 64 to lead the boys' event at the Idaho Trusted Choice Big "I" Junior Golf Classic held at Shadow Valley Golf Course.

Haley Nist shot a 68 and holds a four-shot lead among the girls. Nist won back-to-back state titles for Bishop Kelly.

The two-day event ends Thursday. The second round begins at 7 a.m., while the leaders will tee off from 11-11:30 a.m.



Graysen Huff 64

Hayden Ritter 66

Carson Barry 67

Chris Carew 67


Haley Nist 68

Allison Duffin 72

Yedin Lui 75

Sierra Harr 77

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