2018 IDAHO OPEN CHAMPION IS BEN BRYSON
Ben Bryson, PGA Head Professional from BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho, followed his opening round of 73 with a final round of 3-over-par, 75, for a two-round total of 4-over-par, 148, to capture the 2018 Idaho Open in seasonably blustery conditions. 36 holes wasn’t enough to find this year’s winner, as Bryson captured the title on the second playoff hole by defeating John Wilson, PGA Assistant Professional at Juniper Hills Country Club in Pocatello, Idaho. Dylan Kinyon, PGA Assistant Professional at Huntsman Springs in Driggs, Idaho, finished alone in third place two shots off the pace. Low amateur honors went to Alec Johnson from Pocatello, Idaho. Johnson finished in a tie for 10th place.
In the senior division, John Graham, PGA Head Professional at Sand Creek Golf Course in Idaho Falls, Idaho, shared the title with amateur Carl Sklavos from Twin Falls, Idaho. Both competitors fired 36 hole totals of even par, 144. Boise, Idaho amateur player Ken Spraker was six shots off the pace and finished alone in third.
On the team side, Blue Lakes Country Club’s Head PGA Professional, Mike Hamblin and Carl Sklavos shot a two round total of 13-under-par, 131, to beat out senior division champion John Graham and his amateur partner Doug Hampton by a single shot. PGA Teaching Professional Tommy Sanderson from the Valley Club in Sun Valley, Idaho, with his amateur partner Ken Boer finished alone in 3rd place another shot behind.
A total of 56 professionals and amateurs began play Wednesday battling to earn a portion of the $17,500 purse. The Rocky Mountain Section PGA wishes to thank Host PGA Professional Tony Snoey, the members and staff for their hospitality at Teton Springs Resort & Club in Victor, Idaho. Thanks also to presenting sponsor Club Car and regional representative Rob Rasmussen, Mike Daly of Stan’s Golf Cars, and Ray and Randy Homer of Intermountain Golf Cars, and supporting sponsors Jeff Smith from adidas and Ken Allen, PGA, from Club Glove.
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