Persistent moisture and rain were playing partners for 39 men and eight women competing at The Valley Club June 4-6 in the Idaho Golf Association Match Play Invitational championship, a three-day event.
Jon Van Dyk of Eagle won the 31-golfer Men's Division with a 4&3 championship match victory Sunday afternoon over Will Higham. In the morning semi-finals, Van Dyk won 3&2 over Jordan Skyles and Higham advanced 2&1 over Austin French.
Seeding matches were played on a very rainy Friday morning and the first round commenced Friday afternoon. Two more rounds were played Saturday, and the Senior Men's and Women's divisions finished Saturday.
Paul Lodge of Boise captured the Senior Men's division 2&1 over Bill Wellman. The new women's champion is Maddie Sheils of Boise 2&1 over Carissa Simmons.
Matt Webber, IGA Director of Rules and Competitions, expressed his thanks on behalf of the IGA to Valley Club Director of Golf Stoney Brown and his staff for their help in making the event a success.
It was the first of 10 events of the IGA season running through the Sept .25-26 Tournament of Championships at Sun Valley Resort.
President's Cup this weekend
After staging its first tournament of the season with the IGA Match Play finals, The Valley Club will hold its first members tournament Friday and Saturday, June 11-12 with the President's Cup, a 36-hole stroke play event for men and women.
Tee times are at 8:30 a.m. There will be payouts for gross and net. The tourney is open to Valley Club members with handicap indexes.