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Nice Weekend Weather, Tournament Openings Beckon Utah Golfers
The weather looks good for the weekend and there are still openings in several weekend tournaments. The PGA Book of Golf has all the tournament listings and is a necessity for all those interested in playing in tournaments.
The big event this weekend is the Spanish Oaks Open where Zac Blair is entered and is the defending champion by one thrilling stroke.
The tournament has been switched from Saturday-Sunday to Friday-Saturday and there seems to be little noticeable difference in participation. The field will be nearly full.
The Championship and A Flights will shotgun at 2 pm on Friday and 8:30 am on Saturday. The higher flights will play the opposite shotgun times.
The Canyonlands Amateur is on the docket for Saturday and Sunday and makes for one glorious, beautiful weekend for those making the trip. The tournament will have 90 to 100 players, and there is plenty of room for others. Most of the good players from the Wasatch Front choose to play at the Spanish Oaks Open. For those interested in chalking up a championship, and with Zac Blair entered at Spanish Oaks, the Canyonlands Amateur could be a good choice.
The Canyonlands Amateur is played by tee times and the entry fee is $128 with cart for both days. The defending champion, Casey Esquibel, is now the assistant pro. See what winning a championship does for you!!
The Canyon Hills Senior Classic in Nephi is set for Friday and has about 45 entries and so there are plenty of spots available. Jim Robison, course manager, has arranged a 2 p.m. shotgun start to enable some seniors to get in a half day of work. The tournament will be divided into two flights by age, and within each flight there will be gross and net divisions. All players will play the white tees the first nine and blue tees the second nine.
The Ogden City Amateur is also Friday with two shotgun starts at 8:30 am and 2 pm. The afternoon session is nearly full but there are plenty of spots in the morning. Entry fee is $60 for walkers and $74 for riders. The format is stroke play, gross and net and is flighted by handicap.
Other tournaments on the docket are a two-person scramble at Sun River and a four-ball at The Ranches. Those events are set for Saturday.