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UGA Annual Meeting Headlines of Ten Years Ago
As part of his welcoming speech at the recent UGA Annual Meeting UGA President Steve Brinton took the audience on a trip into the past on the assumption that in order to know where we’re going it’s helpful to know where we’ve been.
He chose to reflect on what went on in Utah golf just ten years ago. These are the headlines featured in the
2005 UGA Annual Meeting program:
Clay Ogden defeats Michelle Wie in National Public Links Quarterfinals
Clay Ogden Wins USGA National Public Links Championship
Mike Reid Wins PGA Senior Title
Rachel Newren Becomes Third Newren Sister to Win Women’s State Amateur
Michael McRae Wins Utah State Amateur at Wolf Creek
Jimmy Blair, Steve Schneiter Win $150,000 Each in Big Stakes Tournament
Ryan Job Shoots 62 to Win Art City Amateur
Annette Giaotti Reaches Semifinals of USGA Senior Women’s Amateur
Steve Schneiter Finishes as Low Club Pro in PGA Championship
Tony Finau, Gipper Finau, Robert McRae Compete in Boys Junior Americas Cup
For a bit of humor he added a title that the UGA actually ignored at the time:
Steve Brinton-Kurt Bernhisel Win Senior Two-Man Team Championship at Entrada
Brinton then went on to focus on the list of UGA Men’s Players of the Year since that time:
Past UGA Men’s Players of the Year
2005- Clay Ogden
2006- Tony Finau
2007- Daniel Summerhays
2008- Dan Horner
2009 thru 2014- Zac Blair
Where Are They Now?
Dan Horner is at it again, winning at the Coral Canyon Amateur, and of course Annette Giaotti is this year’s Senior Woman Player of the Year and three of them are making waves on the PGA Tour.
This past weekend at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Utah had three players on the leaderboard, Blair, Summerhays and Finau, but it was Zac Blair who has never seen so much TV time, coming so close to his first PGA Tour victory. I know we were all pulling for him. All three of these players were State Am Champions and were Players of the Year. It’s amazing that their talent has been translated into national prominence.
He concluded his remarks by saying, “Just think, there may be someone in the audience tonight who could be making us proud in the next ten years.”