How a pair of former BYU golfers qualified for the U.S. Open. They join Salt Lake native Tony Finau at Pebble Beach

Mike Weir, of Canada, hits on the fourth hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Zac Blair hits on the 18th hole during the final round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, Sunday, July 1, 2018, in Potomac, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Besides Tony Finau, two other Utahns, Zac Blair and Mike Weir, are playing in the U.S. Open this week.

Blair, who grew up in Ogden and played for BYU, qualified earlier this month in a sectional at Springfield, Ohio, where he tied for first. This will be Blair’s second Open, as he also qualified in 2014 at Pinehurst, where he finished in a tie for 40th place.

The 28-year-old Blair is playing full time on the Tour this year and ranks 55th in the standings. He needs to finish in the top 25 to earn his PGA Tour card again and stay in the top 75 to qualify for the year-end Tour Championship.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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