Creel Wins Utah Championship, Fishburn Finishes Strong
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.
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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.