Former BYU golfer Zac Blair competes in the Korn Ferry Utah Championship on Aug. 5, 2022.

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Golfers with BYU ties made up nearly 5% of the field in this week’s Korn Ferry Tour Utah Championship at Oakridge Country Club with seven golfers competing.

Because of two weather delays Friday, the cut won’t come until Saturday morning, but at least four of the Cougar contingent will play on the weekend with another having a chance.

Leading the way are 31-year-old Zac Blair, who added a 68 to his first-round 64, and 2020 grad Peter Kuest, who fired a 64 Friday. The two stand in a tie for fifth place at 10-under-par 132, three shots off the lead of Sweden’s Pontus Nyholm, who also shot a 64 Friday.

Another stroke back at 133 is Blair’s former Fremont High teammate Patrick Fishburn, whose 68 left him at 133 in a 12-way tie for ninth place. 

Daniel Summerhays, an eight-year regular on the PGA Tour, who hasn’t played the big tour for a couple of years, was in the last group on the course but still has two holes to play Saturday morning. He is 4-under for the tournament and needs a birdie on one of his last two holes to make the cut, which will come at 5-under.

Two current BYU golfers and the only amateurs in the tournament, Carson Lundell and David Timmins, will not make the cut as they stand at 1-under and 7-over, respectively, with a couple of holes left.

The least known of the seven Cougars is Austen Christiansen, a 25-year-old from Houston, who played two seasons in Provo from 2015-17 …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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