Fishburn shoots 4-under in first round of Utah Championship in Farmington

Thursday , July 12, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

FARMINGTON — Fremont High alumnus Patrick Fishburn shot a 4-under 67 in Thursday’s first round of the Utah Championship, the Tour event being held this week at Oakridge Country Club.

Fishburn, who just completed his BYU career, made six birdies and one bogey on a course that featured very soft greens. He was 2-under after 15 holes before he birdied the 16th and 17th holes.

Fishburn is tied for 28th place and tees off on the first hole at 9:15 a.m. Friday, firmly in contention to make the cut. The first-round leader is Cameron Champ, who shot a 10-under 61. Champ made six birdies on the front nine and four more on the back in a bogey-free round.

Three players are tied for second at 8-under: Luke Guthrie, Martin Trainer and Steven Ihm.

Former Master’s champion and current Utahn Mike Weird was even par, and former Utah State golfer Seokwon Jeon — who got into the tournament by shooting 7-under in a Monday qualifier — shot 1-over.

The field of 156 will be cut to the 60 players plus ties after Friday’s round.

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