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Vallivue grad dominates to win third Idaho Women’s Amateur Championship

Vallivue High alumna and current Texas Tech golfer Gabby Barker won her third Idaho Women’s Amateur Championship in style at Ridgecrest Golf Club, finishing at 12 under par and 16 shots ahead of second place.

Barker, the 57th-ranked amateur in the world and last spring’s Big 12 player of the year, opened with a 2-under 70 on Thursday and shot a course-record 65 on Friday, giving her a 13-shot lead before Saturday’s final round.

She shot a 3-under 69 to seal the title, including an eagle on the par-4 14th hole.

Barker spent three weeks as the top-rated woman in Division I golf last season and has three individual collegiate victories: the Jim West Challenge, the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational and the Red Raider Invitational.

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