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BYU's Fishburn fires 8-under 64, leads Utah Open by Seven
Patrick Fishburn (Randy Dodson, Fairways Media photo)
Patrick Fishburn (Randy Dodson, Fairways Media photo)
PROVO, UT (August 26, 20170 - One day after taking the lead at the Utah Open with a first round 9-under 63 BYU senior Patrick Fishburn was spectacular once again as he fired an 8-under 64 to reach 17-under.

Fishburn, the leader by seven with one round remaining at Riverside Golf Course, played a bogey-free round of golf on Saturday with six birdies and an eagle. Coming off his 11 birdie first round Fishburn has now birdied 17-times in just 36-holes of play.

Related: Fishburn Makes 11 Birdies to Lead Utah Open With a 63

Following a par on the opening hole Fishburn jump started his round with a hole out for an an eagle two on the 2nd hole. The winner of last years Pacific Amateur, Fishburn kept forging ahead with birdies on Nos. 4 and 7 before rolling in three in a row on Nos. 13-15 and then adding one more for good measure on the 17th.

A trio of professional's that includes Zahkai Brown, Edward Olson and Luke Vivolo are all tied for second at 10-under while five others are sharing fifth at 9-under.

PGA Tour member Zac Blair, whose best finish came in the form of a T8 at the Shell Houston Open, is in 10th place at 8-under,

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72-hole stroke play championship with qualifiers held prior to the tournament. Open to Professional Golfers and Amateurs with a slope index of 4.8 or less are eligible to enter the Utah Open Qualifying. Amateurs are not eligible for Professional Purse Money but will have a separate amateur merchandise purse.

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