The wind. Oh my goodness, the wind.
The final day of the Idaho Junior State Am saw Pinecrest Golf Course in its natural habitat. With a steady 25+ mile per hour breeze, the 13-14 year olds, and the 15-18 year olds took to the course to brave the elements. The results will blow you away.
The 13-14 year old girls were first off, and the first and second round leader was your leader at the end of round number three as well. Braylyn Bayer (2024) posted a third round 83 (+13) to take the title by two, and finished the tournament with a three day total of 242 (+32). Chloe Singpraseuth (2025) made a late round charge, making some clutch numbers coming in to shoot 79 (+9), and finish with a tournament total of 244 (+34). Avery Bayer (2024) rounded out the top three, posting an 81 (+11) for a three day total of 245 (+35).
The wire-to-wire finishes weren’t done yet. Wheaton Ennis (2024) tied the low round of the day, posting a rock solid 69 (-1) to bring his three day total fo 206 (-4). Teigen Brill (2026) and Reid Piron (2025) found themselves in the same spot that they started the day in, T-2. They matched one another with rounds of 74 (+4) on the day, which gave them a final tally of 215 (+5) for the championship.
In the 15-18 year old girls division, well, 2018 Champion Carly Carter (2021) came to play. Taking 74 (+4) strokes to get around, she finished the championship at 218 (+8), which was good enough for a two stroke victory. Elle McCord (2020) posted the round of the day on the girls side of things, an even par 70 for a tournament total of 220 (+10), finishing in solo second. Kelli Ann Strand (2022) completed the trio at the top after posting a 76 (+6) for a three day total of 223 (+13), and a solo third finish.
Keeping in step with the trend from the day, the boys 15-18 year old division finished with the same leader that it started round three with, Lucas Rynearson (2021). It was the tale of two nines for Rynearson, shooting a comfortable 34 on the outward side, and then managed to hang on on the way in to shoot 37 on the back. It was more than enough though, securing a two shot victory walking off the 18 green and into the week’s largest gallery. Zach Martin (2020) made a run, shooting 69 (-1) finishing at 213 (+3) in solo second. Carter Sheets (2021) shot 71 (+1) for the second straight day to finish in third at 214 (+4) for the week.
The Diamond Line Player of the Year Award was handed out at the completion of play today as well. The award is given to the player who accumulates the highest number of points based on finished throughout the season. The winners for the year are as follows:
Boys 12-U: Justin Anderson
Girls 12-U: Ella Wilson
Boys 13-14: Wheaton Ennis
Girls 13-14: Braylyn Bayer
Boys 15-18: Lucas Rynearson
Girls 15-18: Carly Carter
Everyone at the Idaho Junior Tour and Idaho Golf Association would like to extend our gratitude to all players and parents for your participation in the 2020 season. Thank you again, we’ll see you next year!
To view full results, click HERE.