Check out what has been happening in Utah Golf.
Former champion Grace Summerhays eliminated at 116th Utah Women’s State Amateur in a Round of 16 match
Ex-New Mexico golfer Sarah Salvo, returning to competitive golf after a 10-year hiatus, upsets the 2020 winner to move into Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Ogden Golf & Country Club
Former University of New Mexico golfer Sarah Salvo returned to competitive golf last November after taking about 10 years off from the sport, but is already making a big impact at the 116th Utah Women’s State Amateur at Ogden Golf & Country Club this week.
Salvo, who grew up in Glendale, California, upset 2020 champion Grace Summerhays 4 and 2 in a Round of 16 match Tuesday afternoon to move into Wednesday’s quarterfinals. She’s playing in her first Utah Women’s State Am, and so far, so good.
After shooting a 2-over 74 in Monday’s 18-hole stroke-play qualifying round to tie for sixth, Salvo downed Nuny Khamone-Khamken 7 and 5 Tuesday morning in the Round of 32. She knew nothing about Summerhays, an Arizona State golfer.
“After the first round, I walked by the sign with her picture on it and I was like, oh, OK, cool,” Salvo told Fairways magazine. “I knew it was going to be a fun afternoon.”
Read more from day 2 at the Utah Women’s State Amateur by Deseret News Sportswriter Jay Drew, CLICK HERE.