PGA Tour professional Zac Blair left nothing to doubt.
In a spectacularly efficient final round, Blair posted a 6-under 66 in late
September to win the Sand Hollow Open presented by the Leavitt Group. Blair
finished at 18 under for the 54-hole tournament and finished two strokes ahead
of Joe Parkinson, three better than Davis Garner.
“I knew that if I went out today and shot another 5- or 6-under-par, then
someone was going to have to go low to catch me,” Blair said. “I tried to go out
there and take care of my business, keep the ball in play, and get as many looks
as I possibly could.”
Blair, the 25-year-old former BYU star who recently finished his rookie season
on the PGA Tour by advancing to the FedEx Cup’s BMW Championship, didn’t
record a bogey during the final round until the 18th hole, when he knew he had a
Blair posted rounds of 67, 65 and 66 to earn the winner’s check of $15,000.
Blair, back home in southern Utah on a break from the PGA Tour, said he plans to
donate the money to charity.
Parkinson, who began the day two strokes back of Blair, carded a final round
66. He made a charge with three consecutive birdies to close the front nine. But he
failed to birdie either of the par 5s on the back nine, and three-putted after driving
the green on 13 to eliminate his hopes.
Parkinson earned $6,250 for his second-place result. Garner made it a 1-2-3-
finish for Utah golfers by carding a final-round 65 to finish at 15 under and earn
Colorado pro Jim Knous finished fourth at 14 under, while Kurt Kitayama and
BJ Staten tied for fifth place at 13 under.
Blair Dominates at Home Event
Sand Hollow Open Utah Golf
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By Brady Bingham