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Westminster Junior Logan Skalka Wins Last Chance Qualifier at Glendale
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – June 28th, 2019 – On a day where the wind had strong gusts that wouldn’t quite ever die down, Logan Skalka was able to shoot a 5-under-par round of 67 at Glendale in the last qualifier for the 121st Utah State Amateur.
“The wind picked up the mid point of my round,” Skalka said. “…with the winds up I knew the key to playing well would be hitting greens. I had pretty solid ball striking throughout the day…it was fun.”
Skalka had the most birdies of anyone in the field with 6 and an eagle on the 9th hole which was a highlight of his round.
“I had a little green-side pitch that I paced off at about 18 yards,” Skalka said. “I landed it where I wanted to and I ended up holing it.”
Playing a solid round against a very competitive field of golfers so close to the State Am is a confidence booster for Skalka. His goal is always to win when he’s in a tournament, but he recognizes his past experiences in the tournament will help him compete at his highest level.
“I’ve played the State Am three times before,” Skalka said. “My mindset is to go in and win, more than anything. I know there’s a few things I can tighten up, but I’m confident I can keep trending upward and hopefully finish better than I ever have at the State Am. “
Drew Warnick (Youth on Course) finished 2nd with an impressive bogey-free round. 3 birdies gave him a round of 69 on the day. Dave Anderson (Sleepy Ridge) and Sacramento State sophomore Christian James finished with rounds of 70 (-2) to finished tied for 3rd. Four golfers shot 71 (-1) to round out the remaining qualifiers for the State Amateur that runs July 8th-13th at Soldier Hollow.
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