2020 Idaho Junior Am - Round 2

The second day of play was full of action, but maybe not the action you’d think.

It all got started with the 12-U boys and girls divisions. On the girls side, it was an extremely tight race. Day 1 leader Mallory Higham (2026) fought till the very end, but some crucial late pars from Ella Wilson (2028) proved to be too much. Wilson shot a 38 on the back nine at Pinecrest to bring her two day total to 79, which gave her a one shot win. Cara Carter (2026) and Eliana Cho rounded out the top-3 with a two day total of 82. 

For the boys, nine holes just weren’t enough to decide a champion. A three-way tie at the top gave the gallery at Pinecrest a real treat, as the sudden-death playoff determined first, second, and third. Justin Anderson (2026), Justin Krasselt (2027), and Ben Focke (2028) all shot a two day total of 66 to get into the playoff. Justin Anderson made a silky smooth stroke on the second hole of the playoff for birdie to secure the win. 

The playoff though, wasn’t done yet. Krasselt and Focke went another three holes before second and third place was decided, with some incredible golf along the way. Krasselt made a great 4-footer for bogey on the fifth playoff hole to secure second. 

After the playoff, it was the 18 hole crew’s turn.

“When it’s breezy, swing it easy.”

Surely that old golf adage was running through someone’s head during the afternoon wave, as Pinecrest really began to bare it’s teeth. With the wind kicking up, more and more players found themselves off-line and in the trees, and the bogies started to roll in.

Some were able to hang on though, and the round one leaders in both the boys and girls 13-14 year old division are also your round two leaders. 

Braylyn Bayer (2024) leads by five after firing an 84 on day two, bringing her total to 159 (+19) for the championship. She is still trailed by her sister Avery Bayer (2024) at 164 (+24). Jane Barry (2024) made a move up the leaderboard with an 80 to bring her total to 165 (+25), and puts her in T-3 with Chloe Singprseuth (2025).

Wheaton Ennis (2024) leads the boys 13-14 division, fighting his way through the wind, and grinding out a 72 to bring his total to 137 (-3). He stands four shots clear of Reid Piron (2025) and Tiger Brill (2026), who are knotted up at 141 (+1), and sit comfortably in T-2. 

Carly Carter (2021) posted the round of the day for the girls to grab a commanding three stroke lead after posting a 70, to bring her championship total to 144 (+4). Day one leader, Kelli Ann Stand (2022), took a few steps backward after posting a 75, but she still sits alone in second at 147 (+7). Current Idaho Women’s State Am Champion, Brooke Patterson, finds herself in a tie for third with Gabrielle McCord at +10 (150).

The breeze really kicked up late, and wreaked havoc on the boys 15-18 year old leaderboard. That doesn’t mean that there weren’t some good scores posted though. 68 was the low number of the day, and it was shot by two players. Lucas Rynearson (2021) leads after Day 2 at 140 (E). The other 68 came from right behind him though, as Carter Williams (2023) sits at 141 (+1). Another Carter, Carter Sheets (2021), sits alone in third at 143 (+3). Ten players are within six of the lead.

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