Apparently, Ogden resident Zac Blair wants to take after Tony Finau--almost. Blair, who famously played the U.S. Open with his father Jimmy on Father's Day, had another tournament to remember on Sun. Aug. 10, finishing in second place at the Webcom Tour Price-Cutter Charity Championship in Missouri.
One week after Finau won a Webcom Tour stop in Hayward, California, Blair took to the links at the Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, Missouri, knowing he needed to play better than he did last week in California when he finished in 62nd place overall.
The Price-Cutter Charity Championship was up for grabs until Cameron Percy birdied the 18th hole of the final round to win. Before Percy got to that point at the Highland Springs Country Club the tournament could have been won by either Percy, Blair or the three other golfers in pursuit.
Blair opened the tournament with a 6-under 66 that included seven bridies. His second round 5-under 67 score wasn't much different--save for a bogey on the par-3 No. 4 hole.
Having made the cut at the Price-Cutter Charity Championship, Blair must have relaxed somewhat because he shot his worst round of the tournament. A 3-under 69 score, coupled with three bogeys, dropped him out of contention.
Then came the final round. Five birdies on his front nine holes on Sunday gave him a shot to win it all as he started climbing the leaderboard with every great hole he played. But, a ho-hum start to the back nine at Highland Springs prevented Blair from winning.
Blair's 6-under 66, matching his best score of the tournament, was as close as he would get. Blair collected over $44,000 for his efforts in Missouri on this Webcom Tour stop. Finau, a lock to make the PGA Tour next year after winning last week, finished out of the top 10 this week with an 11th place finish.