Former PNGA Men's Am Champ Blair Wins Sand Hollow Open
Zac Blair, current PGA Tour member and Utah native, picked up $18,000 as the winner of the Sand Hollow Open, held at the Sand Hollow Resort in Hurricane, Utah. This is the second year in a row that Blair has won the tournament.
Blair is a former PNGA Men’s Amateur Champion, having won the title in 2011 when it was held at Tetherow in Bend, Ore.
“We were thrilled to present one of the highest first place checks in Utah golf this year,” said Adam Jasperson, head professional at Sand Hollow. “The Sand Hollow Open attracts many of the best-known names in Utah golf. We had a strong field including Zac.”
In the final round of the three-day tournament, Blair’s dramatic 50-foot eagle putt on the par 5 17th hole of Sand Hollow’s Championship Course helped him get into a playoff with Jim Knous, with Blair then winning the playoff.
The Utah native is happy to give back to a golf course that helped his early development as a player. “My putt on the 17th hole was good all the way,” Blair said. “About four feet out is when I raised my putter and walked it in.”
In its third year, the Sand Hollow Open attracted many of the best-known names in Utah golf, including marquee players like Blair, former BYU teammates Joe Parkinson, Justin Keiley, and Jordan Rodgers, and Utah Open past champions Zahkai Brown and Nick Mason.