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Sheridan golfer takes amateur crown on playoff birdie

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Sara Bowman defeated Sydney Gunn on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the 92nd Wyoming women's amateur title.

Bowman is from Sheridan. Gunn will be a senior this fall at Cody High School.

The 54-hole tournament was played at the Riverton County Club.

Gunn and Bowman both recorded a par on the first playoff on hole No. 1.

On the second extra hole, Gunn lipped out her 18-foot birdie putt. Bowman sand her birdie putt and won her second state amateur title in a row.

"We flight the ladies based off their handicaps," Wyoming golf association official Dave Snyder said. "They are playing with people with similar ability."

Snyder felt golf fans couldn't have asked for a better end to the tournament.

"It was a great finish," Snyder said. "You would expect Sarah to be right up there."

Gunn has won the last two Class 3-A state individual high school titles.

"Sydney has had stellar play this last year," Snyder said.

Bowman had three gross scores of 78, 74 and 80 for a total of 232. Gunn came up with scores of 77, 74 and 81 for a 232.

"I was pleased the scores from the ladies," Snyder said. "We had a lot of ladies get in the 70s."

Evanston's Kalle Lunsford had a gross score of 72 on the second to put her in the final group on Sunday. Lunsford's two other scores were 81 and 85 for a 238 total.

The next big Wyoming golf association tournament is the men's mid-amateur July 4-6 in Green River.

"The field should be pretty tight," Snyder said. "In the men's field, there are so many good players. Anybody can win that."

Local players

Lander golfer Mary Comings paced the Fremont County golfers in the three-day tournament.

Comings finished in 18th in the gross individual standings.

She had scores of 90, 91 and 96 for a 277.

Kamee Eller from Riverton (93-95-90--272) finished right behind Comings.

Michelle Luoma also from Riverton was 21st (96-88-100--284).

Results from 92nd

women's amateur

tournament in Riverton

Gross results

1. (tie) Sarah Bowman, Sheridan, 78-74-80--232 and Sydney Gunn, Cody, 77-74-81--232; 3. Miranda Bandmer, Rock Springs, 81-75-77--233; 4. Kalle Lunsford, Evanston, 81-72-85--238; 5. Caitlyn Skavdahl, Casper, 85-76-78--239; 6. Amanda Hinchey, Casper, 77-81-83--241; 7. Haley Shackelford, Gillette, 79-79-85-243; 8. Eryn Ellis, Casper, 87-82-80--249; 9. Lori Kostur, Huntley, 85-83-82--250; 10. Sue Edwards, Powell, 89-84-78--251; 11. Karen Holcombe, Powell, 86-87--86--259; 10. Sue Edwards, Powell, 89-84-778--251; 11. Karen Holcombe, Powell, 86-87-86--259; 12. (tie) Jennifer Truman, Jackson, 85-88-87--260, Kim Moore, Scottsbluff, 86-80-94--260; 14. Donna Cleveland, Casper, 91-85-90--266; 15. (tie) Rachelle Perason, Gillette, 95-88-87--270, Falinda Hall, Cody, 89-89-92--270; 17. Sara Kostur, Huntley, 95-92-85--272; 18. Mary Comings, Lander, 90-91-96--277; 19. Kamee Eller, Riverton, 93-95-90--278; 20. Lisa Ellis, Casper, 95-92-94--281; 21. Michelle Luoma, Riverton, 96-88-100--284; 22. Ashlyn Pearson, Gillette, 97-97-91--285; 23. Carol Butler, Cody, 97-91-98--286; 24. Barbara Snyder, Riverton, 97-81-101--289; 25. Macy Friedly, Powell, 102-95-93--290; 26. (tie) Teresa Eicher, Cody, 90-102-99--291, Virginia Lowe, Riverton, 95-94-102--201; 28. Lana Johnson, Bedford, 92-102-98--292; 29. (tie) Penny Steever, Douglas, 100-103-94--297, Georgia Moore, Douglas, 104-95-98--297; 31. Janice Vosika, Riverton, 100-92-106--289; 32. Karia Rochlitz, Powell, 105-95-108--308; 33. Ellen Strube, Riverton, 106-105-100--311; 34. Jan Cronin, Powell, 101-103-110--314; 35. Susan Shackelford, Gillette, 114-103-103--320; 36. Linda Campbell, Cody, 110-101-111-322; 37. Zara Logan, Cody, 116-108-117--341.

Net results

1. (tie) Karen Holcombe, Powell, 69-70-69--208 and Sydney Gunn, Cody, 69-66-73--208; 3. Kalle Lunsford, Evanston, 72-63-76--211; 4. (tie) Caitlyn Skavdahl, Casper, 77-68-70--215, Jan Cronin, Powell, 68-70-77--215; 6. (tie) Lori Kostur, Huntley, 74-72-71--217 and Sarah Bowman, Parkman, 73-69-75--218; 8. (tie) Sara Kostur, Huntley, 77-74-67--218; 10. (tie) Rachelle Pearson, Gillette, 78-71-70--219 and Georgia Moore, Douglas, 78-69-72--219. 13. Miranda Banderman, Rock Springs, 77-71-73--221; 14. (tie) Ashlyn Pearson, Gillette, 76-76-70--222, Haley Shackelford, Gillette, 72-72-78--222; 16. (tie) Carol Butler, Cody, 76-70-77--223, Mary Comings, Lander, 72-73-78--223; 18. Sue Edwards, Powell, 80-75-69--224, Macy Friendly, Powell, 80-73-71--224; 20. Lana Johnson, Bedford, 70-80-76--226; 21. Eryn Ellis, Casper, 78-70-82--230; 22. Michelle Luoma, Riverton, 78-70-82--230; 23. Barbara Snyder, Riverton, 78-72-82--232; 24. (tie) Susan Shackeflord, Gillette, 85-74-74--233, Lisa Ellis, Casper, 79-76-78--233, Jennifer Truman, Jackson, 76-79-78--233; 27. Penny Steever, Douglas, 79-82-73--234; 28. Janice Vosika, Riverton, 79-71-85--85--235. 29 (tie) Falinda Hall, Cody, 78-78-81--237, Virginia Lowe, Riverton, 77-76-84--237, 31. Ellen Strube, Riverton 82-81-76--239, Karia Rochlitz, Powell, 82-72-85--239, Kim Moore, Scottsbluff, Neb., 79-73-87--239; 35. Linda Campbell, Cody, 83-74-84--241; 36. Teresa Eicher, Cody, 74-86-83--243; 37. Zara Logan, Cody, 88-80-89--259.

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