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Add a third Utah Mid-Amateur title to Dan Horner’s Career Win Column

As one of the older players in the tournament, Dan Horner captured his third Utah Mid-Amateur title Friday at Bonneville Golf Course.

The 46-year-old hung on to win by one shot over Kenny Palmer in the annual tournament for golfers aged 25 and older.

After missing the green, Dan Horner “got refocused ” and “made a great up and down on 17 and played 18 really solid.”

Horner, who won Mid-Am titles in 2011 and 2017, went into Friday’s final 18 with a two-shot lead over St. George’s Daren Johnson, and finished with a 73 for a 54-hole total of 210.

“It’s nice to win,” said Horner. “I still have some ability to play good golf. A lot of it comes down to concentration at times, depending on what you have going on in life, work, or whatever it may be. It’s sometimes hard to get a clear mind at this age with a lot of responsibilities.”

Glenwild’s Kenny Palmer, runner-up to Dan Horner, finished 1-stroke off the lead.

Palmer, a 38-year-old who plays out of Glenwild GC, had the best round of the day with a 5-under-par 67, but a bogey at the par-3 17th when he hit it long off the tee, hurt his chances,

The 17th was key to Horner’s victory. As he left the tee after what he called a “terrible” tee shot he asked a  UGA official where he stood and was informed he was one ahead.

“I was getting a little sloppy, but that locked me back in and got me focused,” Horner said.

Horner’s tee shot was a good 30 yards left of the pin, but he made a superb pitch shot that rolled up within five feet from where he sank the par putt. The he hit two good shots at 18 and two-putted from 25 feet for the victory.

Four golfers, JT Timmons, Devin Tovey, Brandon Hargett and Steele DeWald, tied for third at 214. Hargett won low senior honors by five shots over Jon Wright.

Brandon Hargett won the Senior Division at (-2) 214 on rounds of 67-76-71 – 214.

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Story by Fairways Media senior writer Mike Sorensen. Photos by Fairways Media/Garrit Johnson.