Creel Wins Utah Championship, Fishburn Finishes Strong

Aug 9, 2021, 9:45 AM
Joshua Creel lines up a putt on the eighth green during the Second Round of the Visit Knoxville...
Joshua Creel lines up a putt on the eighth green during the Second Round of the Visit Knoxville Open at Holston Hills Country Club on May 14, 2021 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Joshua Creel has won the 2021 Utah Championship by two shots, securing the first professional victory of his career.

Creel, 31, avenged a heartbreaking playoff loss at the same tournament in 2019 when he lost in a three-man playoff by burying a 30-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to secure the Championship.

Creel was superb throughout his final round. He notched 7 birdies, 11 pars, and no bogeys on his way to the win.

Fishburn Ends Strong

Utah’s Patrick Fishburn concluded his Utah Championship campaign in a T35 at 14-under-par and much like Creel, Fishburn also finished with a bogey-free final round.

Fishburn made birdies on 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 15 for a seven-under-par final round.

With just four events remaining on the Korn Ferry Tour schedule, Fishburn will need more strong finishes to secure a top 75 ranking. Currently, he is ranked 82nd, 7 places off qualification for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.

The Tour heads to Nebraska for the Pinnacle Bank Championship which will be hosted at The Club at Indian Creek.


Kyle Ireland and Tom Hackett, KSL Sports

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