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Rich Davis Mows a Smooth 59 at Bountiful Ridge

Wednesday at the Utah State Amateur Qualifying at Bountiful Ridge one of the greens keepers at the course, Rich Davis, fired a smooth 69 to qualify for the State Am.
On Thursday he mowed the grass, and then without the pressure of qualifying, joined his good buddies Blair Archibald, Adam Prestwich, and Jake LaSalle for a stress free round of golf.
And he promptly mowed a smooth 59 and didn’t touch all that much grass.
His scorecard:
Front Nine
1-      Eagle- flop shot from ten yards off green.
2-      Par
3-      Birdie- 80 yard sand wedge to six inches
4-      Birdie- 125 yard approach shot to 16 feet. Made putt
5-      Par- lipped out birdie
6-      Par- Oh hum! Lipped out birdie
7-      Birdie- Par four, drove pin high on 340 yard hole. Flop shot to four inches
8-      Birdie- Sand wedge to six feet. Made putt.
9-      Par- Front side score of 29.
Back Nine
10-  Eagle- One-hopped sand wedge into hole
11-  Par
12-  Par
13-  Birdie- on par five in two with a five iron. Two-putts
14-  Birdie- Hit seven iron 187 yards to seven feet. Made putt
15-  Par
16-  Birdie- Hit six iron 212 yards to 10 feet. Made putt
17-  Par
18-  Hit seven-iron to front fringe, skimmed the hole for 58, tap in for 59.
He had 25 putts and hit 17 greens.
Davis played high school golf at Bountiful for four years, played on the golf team at Dixie State for a semester and then transferred to Utah State, but is not on the golf team.
He is looking forward to the Utah State Am, and four days after the final match, which he hopes play in, and ala 2010 champion Joe Parkinson, he leaves on an LDS mission to West Virginia.
Kent McComb, head pro at Bountiful, said, “Yes, it’s a new course record.”