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Utah Tour Report, Summerhays Finishes Tied for Second, Passes Million Dollar Mark for Season!
Daniel Summerhays finished tied for second in the Valero Texas Open Sunday and the $545,600 check put him over the million dollar mark for the year and moved him up to 63rd on the FedEx point standings.
Steven Bowditch, from Australia, held on to win the title by one stroke over Summerhays and Will MacKenzie. Bowditch is the third Aussie to win on the PGA Tour this year.
Bowditch shot 69-67-68-76-280 and won the $1,116,000 champions’ purse and along with it a berth in the upcoming Masters Championship.
Summerhays started the tournament with an opening round of even par 72, and finished with three straight rounds under par, 72-68-70-71-281. MacKenzie, from Greensville, North Carolina, shot 69-72-70-70-281 and birdied the 17th hole to share second place.
On the PGA Latin American Tour Zac Blair had a final round 75 that included two double bogeys and dropped him to a 25th place finish after starting the final round in 11th place. He had rounds of 73-69-68-75-285.
On the Web.com Tour Tony Finau also finished in 25th place, six shots off the lead. He had rounds of 68-67-70-71-276. That tournament was played in Broussard, Louisiana.
Summerhays, Blair, and Finau are all former Utah State Amateur champions.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 PGA Tour Watch of Utah Players
Summerhays in Sixth Place Going into Final Round of Texas Open
Daniel Summerhays birdied four of the last eight holes to overcome a slow start and retain his sixth place position going into the final round of the Valero Texas Open. He has posted rounds of 72-68-70-210 and stands at six under par. Steven Bowditch remains the leader at 12 under par on rounds of 69-67-68-198.
The tournament is being televised on NBC television.
On the Web.com Tour Tony Finau shot a third round 70 and dropped to 16th place going into the final round, but he is only four shots out of the lead, which is where he stood at the start of the day.
On the PGA Latin American Tour Zac Blair shot a third round 68 and jumped from 25th place to 11th place going into the final round in Feuga Maya, Mexico. He started the day seven shots off the lead and that’s his position going into the final round.
All three, Summerhays, Finau, and Blair are past Utah State Amateur champions.
Friday, March 28, 2014 Utah Tour Player Watch
The PGA Tour is playing the Valero Texas Open this week and Daniel Summerhays started with a 72 and is in 51st place.
Tony Finau is in 14th place after shooting three under par in the first round of the Web.com Tour being played in Broussard, Louisiana.
Zac Blair is playing in the PGA Latin America tour and shot two over par in the first round of the Stella Artois Open in Fuego Maya, Mexico. He is in 87th place.