Utah State Amateur: Holt holds qualifying lead
07 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for Utah State Amateur Golf Championship, Ogden Golf & Country Club

OGDEN, Utah (July 7, 2014) -- Jacob Holt shot a first-round 8-under 65 at Valley View Golf Course and leads by three at the 116th Utah State Amateur Championship.

Entering Tuesday's second of two stroke-play qualifying rounds, Holt is atop the leaderboard.

Devon Purser shot 5-under 67 and is within striking distance of the medalist position.

Jason Hargett, Tanner Alder, Tommy Higham and Kalin Peterson are all just four shots back after opening-round 68s.

For a full look at the Utah State Amateur leaderboard, follow the link below.

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ABOUT THE Utah State Amateur

The Utah "Amateur". The State Am. Call it what you wish, but Utah blew out the candles on its 100th State Amateur birthday cake in 1998. Known as the State Golf Championship in its earliest days, the Utah State Amateur has not missed a beat - or a birdie or bogey - since its inception in 1899. that is when a long-hitting Salt Lake City resident named Robert B. Harkness emerged to write the first chapter in what has become the longest continuously running tournament in the world golf history.

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