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Chris Moody Wins Burton Salt Lake City Open; Jamison Low Amateur
SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Moody had a one-stroke lead going into the final day of the Burton Lumber Salt Lake City Open a year ago, but finished second by a stroke to Dustin Volk.
This year, Moody also took a one-shot lead into the second round of the City Open, but this time he came out the winner.
In a big way.
The 36-year-old professional from Provo fired a 66 at Wingpointe Golf Course Sunday, matching his score of the previous day at Bonneville and cruised to a four-shot win over amateur Kurt Jamison and finished six shots ahead of fellow pros Joe Summerhays, Adrian Wadey and Zach Johnson.
“I’m excited and happy to finally win this,” said Moody, an assistant pro at Riverside Country Club, who also lost in a playoff at the City Open in 2005.
“I got off to a better start today,” Moody said. “I was really focusing on trying to get off to a good start.”
Moody took control early with a 10-foot birdie at the first hole, a near-birdie at No. 2 and a 20-foot birdie at No. 3. He added a 12-footer at the 9th hole to turn at 3-under for the day.
That put him well ahead of his fellow pros, but Jamison was hanging tough with three straight birdies at 7, 8 and 9 to make the turn at 4-under for the day and tied with Moody at 9-under for the tournament.
However, Jamison fell out of contention with a pair of double-bogeys on the back nine at 10 and 14 and Moody coasted home with three back-nine birdies.
“My whole game came together this week,” said Jamison, who took low amateur honors after not winning a tournament in nearly five years. “It was fun.”
Jamison, a 47-year-old from Draper, said he changed putters three days before the tournament and that he putted well all weekend.
For Moody, Sunday’s win, which was worth $3,000, was one of his biggest golf accomplishments in Utah. His biggest golf victory was winning the National Assistants Championship in Florida in 2007.
Three pros, Matt Baird, Dustin Volk and Troy Watkins tied at 139, while amateurs Lance Richards and Devon Purser joined Nick Killpack at 140.
Jimmy Blair was the low senior at 141 and was joined by amateur Mike Branca and Barry Schenk.
Burton Lumber Salt Lake City Open
at Wingpointe Golf Course
132 — Chris Moody (66-66)
136 — a-Kurt Jamison (67-69)
138 — Joe Summerhays (69-69), Adrian Wadey (69-69), Zach Johnson (67-71)
139 — Matt Baird (72-67), Dustin Volk (70-69), Troy Watkins (69-70)
140 — Nick Killpack (72-68), a-Lance Richards (68-72), a-Devon Purser (72-68)
141 — Jimmy Blair (70-71), a-Mike Branca (69-72), Barry Schenk (71-70)
142 — Ryan Ellis (72-70), a-Zac Blair (75-67), a-Stephen Lin (73-69), Mark Owen (70-72), a-Joe Webber (72-70), a-Josh White (73-69)
143 — Brad Stone (71-72), a-Kirk Siddens (71-72)
149 — Travis Hilton (78-71)
150 — Troy Parsons (74-76)
151 — Mark Colosimo (76-75), Larry Schenk (75-76)