Utah State Am (Fri)

Saturday , July 12, 2014 - 1:21 PM

  • Jon Wright from Salt Lake tees off during his semifinal match on Friday against Cole Ogden at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Preston Richards from Sandy tees off on the first hole during his semifinal match with Kurt Owen on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Cole Ogden from West Point tees off during his match against Jon Wright on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Farmngton's Kurt Owen studies the line before putting on the second hole of his semifinal match against Preston Richards on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Kurt Owen from Farmington reacts after his putt fails to drop on the first hole of his semifinal match against Preston Richards on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Tommy Higham reacts after sinking a putt during his match against Kurt Owen on Friday at he Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Thomas Young from Salt Lake tees off on the first hole during his match with Kai Ruiz on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Cole Ogden from West Point tees takes a good look a the line of his putt on the 11th hole during his semifinal match against Jon Wright on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • CJ Lee, from Provo, tees off on the 10th hole during his semifinal match against Tommy Higham during state amateur golf tournament held at the Ogden Golf and Country Club on Friday.(DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • The semi-final matches of the 2014 Utah State Amateur Tournament were held at the Ogden Golf and Country Club on July 11, 2014. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Jon Wright from Salt Lake studies his putt on the ninth hole of his semifinal match on Friday against Cole Ogden at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Jon Wright from Salt Lake hits an approach shot on the ninth hole of his semifinal match on Friday against Cole Ogden at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Tommy Higham tees off on the first hole during his semifinal match against CJ Lee on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • The Utah State Amateur Golf Championship trophy is shown prior to the semifinal matches held on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Preston Richards best a big hug after his semifinal win on Friday to advance to the championship round on Saturday against Jon Wright at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Preston Richards embraces his wife after his semifinal win on Friday to advance to the championship round on Saturday against Jon Wright at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Jon Wright doffs his hat after defeating Tommy Higham during the semifinals of the state amateur golf tournament on Friday. Wright will play Preston Richards for the championship on Saturday. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Tommy Higham chips to the 17th green during his semifinal match on Friday against Jon Wright at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. Wright defeated Higham to advance to the championship round on Saturday. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Preston Richards walks tosses his ball to his caddy after finishing the ninth hole of his semifinal match against Kai Ruiz on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Kai Ruiz lines up his putt on the ninth hole during his semifinal match against Preston Richards at the state amateur golf tournament on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Preston Richards drives the seventh hole during his semifinal match against Kai Ruiz on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. Richards defeated Ruiz to advance to Saturday's final against Jon Wright. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Jon Wright watches in disbelief as his putt on the 15th hole hangs on the edge of the hole Friday during his semifinal match against Tommy Higham at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Jon Wright shows his fatigue after two matches on Friday as he walks off the 11th green at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. Wright advanced to play for the state amateur championship on Saturday against Preston Richards. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Tommy Higham asks for a little help with his putt on the 11th hole Friday during his semifinal match against Jon Wright at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Kai Ruiz lines up his putt on the ninth hole during his semifinal match against Preston Richards at the state amateur golf tournament on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Preston Richards hits his approach shot on the ninth hole at the state amateur golf tournament held Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Jon Wright tees off on the fifth hole of his semifinal match against Tommy Higham on Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Preston Richards tees off at the start of his semifinal match at the state amateur golf tournament held Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Jon Wright tees off at the start of his semifinal match against Tommy Higham in the state amateur golf tournament held Friday at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. Wright defeated Higham to advance to the final on Saturday against Preston Richards. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)
  • Kai Ruiz (left) congratulates Preston Richards (right) after Richards won their semifinal match on Friday during the state amateur tournament held at the Ogden Golf and Country Club. (DENNIS MONTGOMERY/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

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