Utah Championship

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Utah Championship
Tournament information
Location Farmington, Utah, U.S.
Established 1990, 27 years ago
Course(s) Oakridge Country Club
Par 72
Length 7,653 yards (6,998 m)
Tour(s) Web.com Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Prize fund $700,000
Month played July
Current champion
United States Brice Garnett
Oakridge Country Club  is located in the US
Oakridge Country Club
Oakridge Country Club
Location in the United States
Oakridge Country Club  is located in Utah
Oakridge Country Club
Oakridge Country Club
Location in Utah

The Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank is a professional golf tournament on the Web.com Tour, played at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington, Utah.

One of the original tournaments of the 1990 Ben Hogan Tour as the Utah Classic, the tournament has been played every year but two (1997, 1998). The first seven (1990–1996) were played in Provo at Riverside Country Club and the next sixteen (1999–2014) at Willow Creek in Sandy.[1]

The tournament moved to Thanksgiving Point Golf Club in 2015, a few miles north of Utah Lake and along the Jordan River. Formerly played in early September, the tournament moved to late July in 2011 and to mid-July in 2012. The average elevation of the course is slightly over 4,500 feet (1,370 m) above sea level and it was designed by Johnny Miller. In 2017, the tournament moved to Oakridge Country Club in Farmington.

Two major champions have won this event: John Daly won $20,000 in the inaugural edition in 1990[2] and Zach Johnson won $81,000 in 2003.[3] The purse in 2015 was $650,000, with a winner's share of $117,000.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank
2017 Brice Garnett  United States 263 −21 1 stroke Mexico Abraham Ancer
United States Austin Cook
2016 Nicholas Lindheim  United States 269 −15 2 strokes United States J. J. Spaun
2015 Patton Kizzire  United States 269 −19 Playoff South Korea Kang Sung-hoon
2014 Andres Gonzales  United States 263 −21 4 strokes United States Travis Bertoni
Australia Adam Crawford
South Korea Kang Sung-hoon
Utah Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission
2013 Steven Alker  New Zealand 262 −22 Playoff Australia Ashley Hall
2012 Doug LaBelle II  United States 269 −15 1 stroke United States Scott Gutschewski
United States James Hahn
United States Michael Putnam
United States Sam Saunders
2011 J. J. Killeen  United States 262 −22 4 strokes United States Jeff Gove
2010 Michael Putnam  United States 266 −18 3 strokes New Zealand Bradley Iles
Venezuela Jhonattan Vegas
2009 Josh Teater  United States 264 −20 4 strokes United States Tyler Aldridge
Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank
2008 Brendon Todd  United States 262 −22 6 strokes United States Ryan Hietala
United States Jeff Klauk
Australia Won Joon Lee
Australia Marc Leishman
United States Brian Smock
United States Kyle Thompson
Utah EnergySolutions Championship
2007 Franklin Langham  United States 264 −20 2 strokes Wales Richard Johnson
2006 Craig Kanada  United States 272 −16 1 stroke Australia Gavin Coles
United States Ken Duke
United States Bryce Molder
United States Michael Putnam
Envirocare Utah Classic
2005 Garrett Willis  United States 275 −13 1 stroke United States Kris Cox
Australia Mathew Goggin
United States Brian Henninger
2004 Brett Wetterich  United States 272 −16 1 stroke Japan Ryuji Imada
United States Franklin Langham
2003 Zach Johnson  United States 267 −21 1 stroke United States Bobby Gage
Utah Classic
2002 Arron Oberholser  United States 202 −14 2 strokes United States Doug Barron
United States Brian Claar
Buy.com Utah Classic
2001 David Sutherland  United States 272 −16 1 stroke United States Danny Briggs
2000 Andy Morse  United States 269 −19 2 strokes United States John Riegger
Nike Utah Classic
1999 Carl Paulson  United States 266 −22 6 strokes United States Craig Bowden
South Africa Marco Gortana
1997–98: No tournament
1996 Michael Christie  United States 196 −20 4 strokes United States R. W. Eaks
1995 Glen Hnatiuk  Canada 203 −13 Playoff United States Franklin Langham
United States Harry Rudolph
1994 Chris Perry  United States 205 −11 1 stroke United States David Duval
1993 Sean Murphy  United States 204 −12 Playoff United States Curt Byrum
United States Jim Carter
United States Tommy Moore
Ben Hogan Utah Classic
1992 Jeff Woodland  Australia 202 −14 3 strokes United States David Jackson
United States Brian Kamm
1991 Ted Tryba  United States 202 −14 1 stroke United States Webb Heintzelman
1990 John Daly  United States 203 −13 1 stroke United States R. W. Eaks

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the Web.com Tour regular-season money list.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sorensen, Mike (February 23, 2000). "Utah Classic is in trouble again". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. D3. 
  2. ^ Sorensen, Mike (September 17, 1990). "Hottest Hogan golfer wins Utah Classic". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. 2D. 
  3. ^ "Johnson rallies at Utah Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. September 8, 2003. p. B6. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°00′07″N 111°55′12″W / 41.002°N 111.920°W / 41.002; -111.920