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Trio Of Players With Local Ties Make Cut At Utah Championship

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Daniel Summerhays, in his last professional tournament, leads all locals in the Utah Championship heading into the weekend. Patrick Fishburn also made the cut after making the cut by two strokes.

Summerhays, 36, is retiring from professional golf following the conclusion of the 2020 Utah Championship after 13 years as a professional golfer. He first turned pro in 2007 and made his PGA Tour debut in 2010. He currently sits eight-under-par, five shots off the leader’s Paul Haley II and Kyle Jones.

Summerhays made a run late in his round after he tallied four consecutive birdies on holes 13, 14, 15 and 16. A bogey on 17 brought him one back where he eventually ended at eight-under-par.

Fishburn also made the cut and currently sits at six-under-par. Although, if it were not for bogeys on 16 and 17, Fishburn would be tied with Summerhays at eight-under-par.

Mike Weir is the final player with Utah ties to make the cut, Weir currently sits in a tie for 41, alongside Fishburn at six-under-par.

The Utah Championship is being played at Oakridge Country Club, home of Summerhays. Last year, Summerhays held a share of the lead entering the final day but fell short by two shots. He had over 500 family members and friends in attendance. This year, due to COVID-19 regulations and protocols, there are no spectators in attendance.

Other notable locals, Cole Ponich and Preston Summerhays missed the cut. Ponich fell one shot short with a combined score of three-under-par while 17-year-old Preston Summerhays ended at two-under-par.

From 4 to 6 p.m. on the Golf Channel, you can watch the final hours of every round. The broadcast continues through the weekend.

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Tom Hackett is a Utah and Real Salt Lake Insider for and host of the It’s Utah’s World Podcast (Utah Football themed) and The Lion’s Den Podcast (Real Salt Lake themed). Follow him on Twitter: @TomCantHackett. 

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