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Zac Blair Wins St. George Am for Third Straight Year; Jorgensen, Siddens Share Senior Title

By Mike Stansfield
Zac Blair continued his winning ways in Southern Utah with this third consecutive victory at the St. George Amateur posting a two day total of 133. Blair went into Saturday with a two stroke lead over Christian Jensen and three strokes over Jordan Rogers. 
With only one bogey over the two day tournament he said the win was a “a result of hitting it close and making the putts.”  Missing only one or two greens on his way to the win his strong play continued from last week when he won the Coral Canyon Open.  The difference between the 65 on Friday and the 68 today he attributed to just making “a few more putts”.
As one of Utah’s top amateur there is a lot of speculation about his future plans.  Recently engaged he plans to finish school before setting a marriage date or any future consideration about turning pro, he just needs to get through school and then “I’ll figure it out.”
Next week Blair plans to enter the Monday Qualifier for the Farmer’s tournament held at Torrey Pines. Last week Blair won the Coral Canyon Amateur by a  comfortable eight shots and this weekend at St. George Golf Club he won by six shots with scores of 65-68-133.
Mike Jorgensen won the Senior Division of the Coral Canyon Amateur last weekend and this week had to share the St. George Am senior title with Kirk Siddens. They both shot two under par 142.
Championship Flight
133- Zac Blair, 65-68
139- Jordan Rodgers, 68-71
141- Christian Jensen, 67-74
143- Andrew Cottle, 69-74
143- Greg Hunt, 70-73
144- Bubba Hall, 74-70; Michael Membrilla, 72-72
145- Matt McArthur, 69-76
146- Jordan Hammer, Jason Hargett, Dan Horner, 70-76; Cole Ogden, 71-75;  Jose Valle
 
Seniors
142- Kirk Siddens, 71-71
142- Mike Jorgensen, 72-70
145- Steve Borget, 72-73
146- Greg Gust, 72-74
147- Elden Richter
149- Pat Murphy, Dan Rappleye, Steve Smith
151- Craig Hammer, Jeff Powars
 
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Blair and Siddens take the First Round Lead at St. George Am
 
Zac Blair won the Coral Canyon Amateur last weekend and jumped to a two shot lead after the first round of the St. George Amateur Saturday. Kirk Siddens leads the Senior Division by one shot over Mike Jorgensen, Steve Borget, and Greg Gust. Jorgensen was the Senior Division winner last week at Coral Canyon.
 
First Round Leaders
Championship Flight
65- Zac Blair
67- Christian Jensen
68- Jason Rodgers
69- Andrew Cottle, Matt McArthur
70- Dan Horner, Greg Hunt
71- Cole Ogden, Bill Hansen
 
Senior Division
71- Kirk Siddens
72- Mike Jorgensen, Steve Borget, Greg Gust