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Blair Leads UGA PPR with Record Rating, 20.02

 (Editor's note: This article is incorrect. Clay Bingham set the high mark of 22.6 back in 2004. A clarification story has been posted.)

  Zac Blair, after the first two PPR tournaments of 2010, has achieved the highest ranking in the history of the UGA Player Performance Ranking System. Blair is the first person to exceed a rating of 20 or higher. He now stands with a 20.05 ranking after his last 20 events.

The UGA PPR point system allots 25 points for a first place finish, 20 for second place, 19 for third and descending from there. Ties divide the points. 

Blair was named UGA Player of the Year last year and is the defending Utah State Amateur champion. He got off to a good start this season with a victory in the first tournament at the Coral Canyon Amateur and a second place tie in the St. George Amateur, one shot behind John Busby. 

Blair has been under par in all four rounds this year. He was six under par at Coral Canyon and eight under par at St. George Golf Club.  John Busby, who hasn’t been playing in many PPR  events, got off to a good 2010 start with a win at  St. George and a tied for seventh at Coral Canyon.  

Busby is ten under par for four rounds, the only round over par being a 74 the first round of the year at Coral Canyon. Since that first round he has been 12 under par.  His sensational eagle on the final hole of the St.  George Amateur is the highlight of the golf season.  His final hole of the shotgun start was the first hole, a 325 yard par four hole. He drove the green and made eagle to win by one shot.

Dramatic, very dramatic. 

The next PPR tournament is not until the UGA  Winterchamps, March 20-21 at Bloomington CC and Sun  River Golf Course.