BARRY & FEHRINGER ARE 2018 JUNIOR RMSPGA CHAMPIONS
Day 1 was about perfect weather and low scores. The story on Day 2 was perseverance in the wind. The 2018 Junior Rocky Mountain Section PGA Championship held at Centennial Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho, was conquered by Carson Barry on the Boys’ side and Payton Fehringer for the Girls’ championship.
Barry, 18, from Eagle, Idaho, crafted a final round 6-under-par, 66, for a 36 hole total of 13-under-par, 131, to beat out Sam Tidd, 18, from Meridian, Idaho, and Jake Slocum, 16, from Meridian, Idaho, who came in with matching 9-under-par two-round totals of 135. In a sudden death playoff, Tidd outlasted Slocum on the 3rd playoff hole to earn his spot with Barry into the 43rd Boys Junior PGA Championship beginning July 31st at the famed Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
Fehringer, 18, from Pocatello, Idaho, shot a fine final round of 3-over-par, 75, for a 2 round total of 1-over-par 145, to take the Girls’ title by 4 shots. Kameryn Basye, 18, from Bozeman, Montana, finished alone in second place, and Carly Carter, 15, from Eagle, Idaho, took 3rd place one shot further back. The Girls were playing for two spots in to the 43rd Girls Junior PGA Championship to be contested at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Kentucky, in mid-July.
The Rocky Mountain PGA wishes to express its gratitude to PGA Head Golf Professional John Lewis, his staff, and the City of Nampa for their kind hospitality and willingness to host this most significant junior championship.
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