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Utah Senior Open: Blair Repeats
03 Aug 2006
see also: Utah Senior Open Championship, Toana Vista Golf Course

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EDEN, UT (August 3, 2006) -- Jimmy Blair shot rounds of 70-68-138 to win his second straight Utah Senior Open title with an eight under par tally. He was the only player to break par either day and the closest score to him was posted by Roy Christensen, eight shots back at two over par 146.

Rob Bachman won the low amateur honors with steady rounds of 74-75-149.

Christensen started the final round just two shots behind Blair and with just six holes to play they were tied, but Blair carved out a birdie, birdie, par finish on the final three holes while Christensen went par, double bogey, bogey to fall out of contention.

Kim Thompson finished third at 150 and Brad Stone finished fourth at 152.

On the amateur side Dave Dorton and Kent Christopher were just one shot behind Bachman.

The tournament was named in honor of Tommy Williams for his long years of service to golf in Utah.

For complete results, click on the tournament link above.

ABOUT THE Utah Senior Open

Field Size: 104 players (64 amateurs and 40 professionals)

Flight Information: Amateur flights will be determined by age and handicap as follows; Championship Flight (ages 50-64, with a 9.9 HI or less), First Flight (ages 50-64, with a 10.0 HI or higher) Super Senior Flight (65 and over.) A player over the age of 65 may choose to compete in the overall championship but will be required to play in the Championship Flight (including playing from the same tees) and will forfeit their eligibility in the super-senior flight.

Eligibility: All UGA members who are 50 years of age or older as of the first day of competition are eligible to compete.

Format: 36 holes stroke play. There will be both a gross and net component within each flight.

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