Five former BYU golfers made the cut at the Corn Ferry Tour Utah Championship

Five former BYU golfers made the cut at the Corn Ferry Tour Utah Championship


Farmington – If nothing else, Peter Quest is rewarding people who decide to give him a free sponsor. To Korn Ferry Tour 2022 Utah Championship Golf Tournament.

The former BYU golfer, who won 10 collegiate tournaments for the Cougars from 2016-20, is tied for fifth (14 under) through 54 holes of the 72-hole event scheduled at rain-soaked Oakridge Country Club.

The 24-year-old Quest was No. 170 in KFT points entering the tournament, but climbed the leaderboard on Saturday and was just two shots off the lead in Sunday’s final round.

A win could be career-changing, but Kuwait refuses to get ahead of itself.

“It’s been fun. I always love coming to Utah and I always love playing in Utah. That’s an added bonus, and it was cold this week, so that was nice. – Mark Anderson, 54-hole leader of the Utah Championship.

“My mindset tomorrow is just[hit]fairways and greens and see how many birdies I can make,” the Fresno, Calif., native said. “I’ll keep it simple, nothing crazy.”

Quest made a double-bogey on No. 10 to be tied for the lead at one point Saturday, but his approach shot found water, but he bogeyed No. 16 to fall just short.

He was on No. 18 when the horn blew for a weather delay of more than two hours.

He says he’s not a big scoreboard watcher, saying he has “no idea” he’s up for the lead.

“I was just playing,” he said. “It’s Saturday to Sunday.”

Meanwhile, another former BYU star – Patrick Fishburn of Ogden – Shot 4-under 67 on Saturday for 13th under, three shots behind 54-hole leader Mark Anderson, the University of South Carolina golfer who has been on the PGA Tour twice (2012 and 2014).

While Kuwait doesn’t plan on playing any harder than they did on Sunday, his teammate at BYU in 2017 and 2018 certainly does.

“I’m going to try to shoot 64 or 63 and see what happens,” Fishburne said. “Yes, I think I have it in me. I’ve done it before, and I’ve done it elsewhere.

“Conditions will be (more favorable than Saturday). A warm person will have the opportunity to do so.

The 36-year-old Anderson shot a 64 Saturday before the weather delay arrived at 3:04 p.m. and is alone in first place at 16-under.

“It was fun. I’ve always loved coming to Utah and I’ve always loved playing in Utah,” said Anderson, a two-time winner on this tour. “That’s an added bonus, and it was cold this week, so that was nice.”

Anderson said his overall game is much better now than it was on the PGA Tour, and he plans to be aggressive on Sunday.

The winner “definitely needs a low round,” Anderson said. It’s the “just don’t get depressed and still try to shoot a low number” strategy.

Seven golfers with BYU ties entered the tournament on Thursday.And five were able to make the cut – a A wonderful showcase for local youth.

Former BYU golfer and assistant BYU men’s golf coach Daniel Summerhayes was in Utah last time, but that was enough.

Summerhays was unable to complete the second round on Friday due to several weather delays and had to return to the course, his home course.

Summerhays missed 8 feet for birdie on 17 but stuck her approach to 4 feet on 18 and sank her birdie putt to get within the number.

In the third round, the former PGA Tour regular shot a 67 to tie for 41st at 9-under.

When the weather delay came, there were only 14 golfers, including Zach Blair, Summerhayes and Quest. Play resumes at 5:10 p.m.

Blair shot 70 and hit the lip for birdie on 18 to tie for 26th.

Fishburn provided the big highlights of the day, chipping in from the 18th green for birdie.

The ball dangled on the lip of the hole for a second and dropped to the delight of the crowd around the 18th green.

“That was cool. It was such a good lie that I felt like I was doing it,” he said. “And the way it happened was so funny, how it hung on the lip and just fell there.”

Fishburne said he had to be patient Saturday because of the wind and some difficult pin placements. On Sunday, the mindset changes.

“I’m going,” he said.

Former BYU golfer Austen Christiansen, who left Provo after a few years to play near Sam Houston State, shot a 68 on Saturday and tied for 30th.

“It wasn’t my best. I had two rough lips from 40 feet. You can’t expect the 40-footers to go, but you hope so when they’re in a straight line,” he said. “

And then on 17 and 18, I burned the edges, too, so I feel like I left some out there.

Christiansen still considers himself a cougar and leaves it in good shape. He practices at BYU’s facility in Utah County whenever he returns to town.

“I like it here,” he said. “I come here most summers. My parents have a house in Park City. … I grew up a Cougar. My dad played football for one year at BYU.”

Before the wind picked up, Australian Harrison Endicott was in the 15-under group after shooting 8-under 28 on the front nine (back nine for Oakridge members). It was the lowest nine-hole score ever shot at Oakridge during the tournament.

Indycott birdies the par-4 first hole from “103 yards.” That’s about 112 yards.

“You just made it a little shorter. He jumped in.” “I was watching golf on TV last night, and I was like, ‘Oh, I’m a reason to go out,’ so it was nice to do that.”

Endicott’s putter cooled off on the back nine and made nine straight pars to record a 63.

“It’s been a little windy and windy out there today, so obviously it’s going to be tough to keep the momentum going,” he said. But hey, I’ll take 28 up front.

The fourth round begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, with golfers teeing off in two divisions. The leaders will play at 3:00 pm



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