Notebook: IGA Women's Amateur begins Friday

STATESMAN STAFFJuly 10, 2014 

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.

BIG 'I' JUNIOR CLASSIC UNDERWAY

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.

Leaderboard

Boys

Graysen Huff 64

Hayden Ritter 66

Carson Barry 67

Chris Carew 67

Girls

Haley Nist 68

Allison Duffin 72

Yedin Lui 75

Sierra Harr 77

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