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The Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank is a professional golf tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour, played at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington, Utah.

Utah Championship
LocationFarmington, Utah, U.S.
Established1990; 29 years ago (1990)
Course(s)Oakridge Country Club
Par72
Length7,653 yards (6,998 m)
Tour(s)Korn Ferry Tour
FormatStroke play – 72 holes
Prize fund$725,000
Month playedJune
Norway Kristoffer Ventura
Farmington is located in the United States
Farmington
Farmington
Location in the United States
Farmington is located in Utah
Farmington
Farmington
Location in Utah

One of the original tournaments of the 1990 Ben Hogan Tour as the Utah Classic, the tournament has been played every year but two (1997, 1998). The first seven (1990–1996) were played in Provo at Riverside Country Club and the next sixteen (1999–2014) at Willow Creek in Sandy.[1]

Formerly played in early September, the tournament moved to late July in 2011 and to mid-July in 2012. It moved to Thanksgiving Point Golf Club in Lehi in 2015, a few miles north of Utah Lake and along the Jordan River. In 2017, the tournament moved north to Oakridge Country Club in Farmington, between Salt Lake City and Ogden; its average elevation is slightly under 4,300 feet (1,310 m) above sea level.

Two major champions have won this event: John Daly won $20,000 in the inaugural edition in 1990,[2] and Zach Johnson won $81,000 in 2003.[3] The purse in 2018 was $700,000, with a winner's share of $126,000.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank
2019 Kristoffer Ventura   Norway 270 −14 Playoff   Joshua Creel
2018 Cameron Champ   United States 260 −24 1 stroke   Steven Ihm
2017 Brice Garnett   United States 263 −21 1 stroke   Abraham Ancer
  Austin Cook
2016 Nicholas Lindheim   United States 269 −15 2 strokes   J. J. Spaun
2015 Patton Kizzire   United States 269 −19 Playoff   Kang Sung-hoon
2014 Andres Gonzales   United States 263 −21 4 strokes   Travis Bertoni
  Adam Crawford
  Kang Sung-hoon
Utah Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission
2013 Steven Alker   New Zealand 262 −22 Playoff   Ashley Hall
2012 Doug LaBelle II   United States 269 −15 1 stroke   Scott Gutschewski
  James Hahn
  Michael Putnam
  Sam Saunders
2011 J. J. Killeen   United States 262 −22 4 strokes   Jeff Gove
2010 Michael Putnam   United States 266 −18 3 strokes   Bradley Iles
  Jhonattan Vegas
2009 Josh Teater   United States 264 −20 4 strokes   Tyler Aldridge
Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank
2008 Brendon Todd   United States 262 −22 6 strokes   Ryan Hietala
  Jeff Klauk
  Won Joon Lee
  Marc Leishman
  Brian Smock
  Kyle Thompson
Utah EnergySolutions Championship
2007 Franklin Langham   United States 264 −20 2 strokes   Richard Johnson
2006 Craig Kanada   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   Gavin Coles
  Ken Duke
  Bryce Molder
  Michael Putnam
Envirocare Utah Classic
2005 Garrett Willis   United States 275 −13 1 stroke   Kris Cox
  Mathew Goggin
  Brian Henninger
2004 Brett Wetterich   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   Ryuji Imada
  Franklin Langham
2003 Zach Johnson   United States 267 −21 1 stroke   Bobby Gage
Utah Classic
2002 Arron Oberholser   United States 202 −14 2 strokes   Doug Barron
  Brian Claar
Buy.com Utah Classic
2001 David Sutherland   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   Danny Briggs
2000 Andy Morse   United States 269 −19 2 strokes   John Riegger
Nike Utah Classic
1999 Carl Paulson   United States 266 −22 6 strokes   Craig Bowden
  Marco Gortana
1997–98: No tournament
1996 Michael Christie   United States 196 −20 4 strokes   R. W. Eaks
1995 Glen Hnatiuk   Canada 203 −13 Playoff   Franklin Langham
  Harry Rudolph
1994 Chris Perry   United States 205 −11 1 stroke   David Duval
1993 Sean Murphy   United States 204 −12 Playoff   Curt Byrum
  Jim Carter
  Tommy Moore
Ben Hogan Utah Classic
1992 Jeff Woodland   Australia 202 −14 3 strokes   David Jackson
  Brian Kamm
1991 Ted Tryba   United States 202 −14 1 stroke   Webb Heintzelman
1990 John Daly   United States 203 −13 1 stroke   R. W. Eaks

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the Korn Ferry Tour regular-season money list.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sorensen, Mike (February 23, 2000). "Utah Classic is in trouble again". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. D3.
  2. ^ Sorensen, Mike (September 17, 1990). "Hottest Hogan golfer wins Utah Classic". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. 2D.
  3. ^ "Johnson rallies at Utah Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). September 8, 2003. p. B6.

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