Schow and Tomlinson Compete for Utah State Amateur Championship on Saturday
SALT LAKE CITY – Two University of Utah golfers have made it to the championship match of the Utah State Amateur event at Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club.
Mitchell Schow and Blake Tomlinson both had comebacks in their semifinal rounds to cement the All-Ute final.
Both golfers were trailing by one hole going into the 18th hole and evened things up to force extra holes. On the 21st hole of the day on the par 5 third, Schow hit a great approach shot that settled 10 feet to the right of the pin. He buried his eagle putt to book his ticket to the championship.
In the other semi-final match, Tomlinson only needed 20 holes to win his match birdieing the second hole. After bombing a drive into the right rough, he hit his approach shot to eight feet before draining his birdie putt.
"It's really cool we have two of our golfers playing in the finals at the biggest amateur golf event in Utah," head coach Garrett Clegg said. "I'm proud Mitchell and Blake for how they've competed all week, and want to encourage all Utah fans to come out and show our golfers some love at Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club on Saturday."
This will be the first time an active Ute has won the Utah State Am since 1980.
To start the tournament, there were two rounds of stroke play and Schow earned medalist honors. After the stroke play portion of the tournament, 32 players advanced to match play.
All fans are encouraged to come out to Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club on Saturday. Schow and Tomlinson will be playing 36 holes beginning at 8 a.m. and play straight through.