Fishburn finishes Tour’s Utah Championship 24th, advances to next event

Sunday , July 15, 2018 - 9:05 PM

A string of late birdies did the trick for Fremont High and BYU alumnus Patrick Fishburn on Sunday.

Needing a top-25 finish to qualify for the next Tour event, Fishburn birdied holes 12-15 to finish tied for 24th in the Utah Championship at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington.

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The consecutive birdies dropped Fishburn to 5-under for his round. He bogeyed the 17th, but two shots from the primary rough off the 18th tee put him on the green, where he put in a par putt for a 4-under 67.

That put him at 15-under for the tournament after shooting 67s in every round except his third-round 68. Had he fallen to 14-under, he would not have made the crucial top-25 finish.

He moves on to play next week’s Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha, Nebraska, from July 19-22. The recent BYU graduate had played three events on the Canadian Tour prior to this week’s Tour event close to home.

The Tour is the undercard series of the PGA Tour. Fishburn would again need a top-25 finish to continue to play on the tour.

The aptly named Cameron Champ, a 23-year-old from Sacramento, California, won the Utah Championship at 24-under, shooting a 3-under 68 on Sunday to win the event.

The Utah Championship was in its second year at Oakridge Country Club.

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