The streak was impressive enough, but now it's over.
BYU golfer Zac Blair, a Fremont High product, was aiming for his sixth straight victory in Utah Golf Association events Friday, at the Glen Eagle Amateur.
Wins so far this season at the Coral Canyon, St. George, Dixie Red Hills and Golden Spike amateurs got fans talking.
A playoff win over Cole Ogden and Tyler Miner in the Spanish Oaks Amateur sent the UGA historians looking in the books for the record.
They still don't know -- the suspicion is the only guy who might have matched such a feat was Zac's dad, Jimmy Blair, back in the 1970s.
Alas, Friday in Syracuse, Blair battled a loaded field at Glen Eagle. He shot a 69, good enough for a fourth-place tie.
Blair's BYU teammate Devon Purser won with a 64, Jordan Rogers shot 67 and Jeff Jolley had a 68.
Utah State is working to improve salinity tolerance of cool-season turfgrass as part of a three-year collaborative study with the U.S. Golf Association.
It's is the latest in a series of sponsored research projects with the USGA since 1998. Turfgrass management for golf courses is big business.
The only question Ogden baseball fans had when speedster Dee Gordon played for the Raptors a couple of years ago was whether he could be strong enough to make the majors.
As the lightest player in the Major Leagues, Gordon continues to shine at the plate, in the field, and of course, on the basepaths.
Gordon is now endorsing WheyUP, a fitness beverage that combines protein and functional energy. The product is targeted toward health-conscience individuals and fitness enthusiasts. The U.S. bobsled team also endorses the product. For information, visit www.wheyup.com.
The son of former pitcher Tom "Flash" Gordon, the former Raptors shortstop enjoys interacting with his fans through his Twitter at www.twitter.com/skinnyswag9.
OK, it doesn't roll of the tongue like the "Sweet 16," or the "Fab Five," but Utah State's athletic media relations office is part of a pretty select group.
USU has been named a "Super 11" sports information department by the Football Writers Association of America. The honor, in its third year of existence, recognized the best 11 departments in the nation for the 2011 football season.
Other schools were Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Southern California, Syracuse and Western Kentucky.
Criteria in determining the winners included not only how press boxes/operations were run, but the quality and timeliness of information provided as well as going the extra mile.
Pack the park pink
The Salt Lake Bees, Huntsman Cancer Foundation and Swing for Life have teamed up with local businesses to host the sixth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Spring Mobile Ballpark today.
The Bees will wear white jerseys with pink lettering in support of breast cancer awareness when they host Albuquerque at 6:35 p.m. Other events are planned as well. For information, visit saltlakebees.com
Organizers report the Utah Canine Armor Fund benefit golf tournament raised nearly $4,000 last summer. This year, the event is set for July 14 at The Homestead in Midway. For details, visit www.golf4K9s.com. ...
BYU senior linebacker Brandon Ogletree has been named to the 2012 Lott Impact Trophy watch list.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.