SALT LAKE CITY -- Chris Stover, Utah Section PGA vice president and head pro at Wasatch Mountain Golf Course announced at the recently held Utah Section PGA spring meeting that the historic Utah Open golf championship will move to Riverside Country Club in 2014.
This year's championship held August 23-25 will conclude a very successful seven-year run at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington. This year's tournament purse is expected to exceed $135,000.
Stover announced that the new agreement with Riverside Country Club in Provo includes the 2014 and 2015 championships with an option to continue for a third year in 2016.
"We are very excited that Riverside Country Club will be the host of the 2014 and 2015 Siegfried and Jensen Utah Open," said club president Brent Norton. "We are excited to have the best golf tournament in Utah come to our club."
The Utah Open has become one of the most popular golf championships in the western United States due to the conditions of play and professionalism of the staff at Oakridge Country Club as well as the exceptional efforts of the many sponsors, volunteers and Utah Section PGA officers, members and staff.
The tradition of exceptional competition and challenging venues started in 1926, making the Utah Open one of the oldest golf championships in Utah. The championship boasts of a past champion list that includes some of the biggest names in golf as well as local golf legends.
The Utah Open has built a long-lasting legacy of community support. For the past 20 years Special Olympics Utah has been the charity beneficiary of the Utah Open and the Utah Section PGA with nearly $500,000 contributed to the Special Olympics Utah program.