Barry holds off Ostrom for wire-to-wire Idaho Amateur win
Carson Barry (IGA photo)
Just days after making noise at the PNGA Amateur from the No. 64 seed on the bracket (i.e., toppling top-seed RJ Manke and playing his way to the semifinals), Carson Barry is lifting a trophy of his own.
The Meridian, Idaho, native – and an incoming sophomore at Oregon State – won the Idaho Amateur wire-to-wire. Barry had the advantage of playing the event on his home track, Banbury (Idaho) Golf Course.
“It feels amazing to not only win the State Amateur, but to win this on my home course,” Barry told the Idaho Golf Association post-victory. “It was a great day on the course I was playing well, and always enjoy playing with Hunter.”
Barry finished with a three-day total of 13-under 197, which included a final-round, 3-under 67.
Hunter Ostrom, winner of the Eastern Amateur and the Southwestern Amateur already this summer, finished runner-up with a final round of 1-under 69 and an overall score of 8-under 202. Ostrom had five birdies in his final round, but his three bogeys gave Barry the room he needed to keep his lead.
Ostrom left it all out on the course at the end by driving the green on No. 17, and hitting a drive on 18 that had eyes for the green, going over 400 yards leaving him only 60 yards out from the green.
Nick Roberts caught his stride in the final round with a 2under 68 and took third place at 5-under 205.
Quotes and information from the Idaho Golf Association
ABOUT THE Idaho State Amateur
54-hole stroke play championship. Entries are open
to amateur golfers who must have an up-to-date
USGA Handicap Index®. A Handicap Index must
either be issued from an IGA District I, II, or III
member “golf club” (as defined in the “USGA
Handicap System Manual”) which is licensed to use
the USGA Handicap SystemTM . Or, for bona fide
residents of the State of Idaho, Panhandle District
have an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index® issued
from a WSGA licensed member “golf club.”
Each IGA member club may enter one 3-man team
into The Stanwood Cup competition which is played
during the Men’s Amateur Championship. The total
the two (2) low scores from each day will be used to
determine the winner.
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