American Brice Garnett birdies on 8 holes in Round 4 to win Utah Championship

Sunday , July 16, 2017 - 7:14 PM1 comment

MAKENZIE KOCH/Standard-Examiner Staff

FARMINGTON — With four birdies in the back nine of the fourth round, American Brice Garnett won the Tour’s Utah Championship on Sunday at Farmington’s Oakridge Country Club.

Despite bogeys on the 6th and 14th holes, the 33-year-old from Missouri birdied on eight holes to finish the fourth round 6-under par, bringing him to 21-under for the tournament. 

Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Americans Austin Cook and Rob Oppenheim tied for second with 20-under to end the tournament. 

Ancer birdied on 10 holes Sunday to finish the fourth round 8-under par and move up 28 spots on the leaderboard. In the fourth round, Cook finished 6-under, and Oppenheim finished 2-under. 

South African golfer Jacques Blaauw fired a 10-under on Saturday to tie with Oppenheim for first after three rounds. But Blaauw slipped down the leaderboard Sunday, finishing 19-under for the tournament to tie for fifth place with Americans Nate Lashley, Blake Adams and Denny McCarthy and Canadian Ben Silverman

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