Salt Lake City, Utah – September 22, 2017 – The Web.com Tour and the Utah Sports Commission announced that Oakridge Country Club in Farmington, Utah will be home for the next three years to host Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank. The 2018 event is scheduled for July 12 – 15.
For the first time in 2017, Oakridge Country Club played host to Utah’s only PGA TOUR event which awarded $700,000 to the players, the second-highest purse of the Web.com Tour regular season. Utah Championship winner Brice Garnett, who earned $126,000, with his victory, went on to capture the WinCo Foods Portland Open to close out the Tour’s regular season.
“The event’s first year at Oakridge Country Club was outstanding, with a field including 24 of the top 25 ranked players,” said Chris Prybylo, Utah Championship Tournament Director, “A special thanks to the Oakridge grounds crew for providing great course conditions during a challenging Utah summer.”
“Utah is a great state for golf and Oakridge Country Club provided an amazing backdrop for the event,” said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “The support from Oakridge County Club, Davis County, the City of Farmington, and the local business community was critical to our success in 2017.”
Located in Farmington, Utah, just 15 minutes north of Salt Lake City, Oakridge Country Club was established in 1956. The course was originally designed by William F. Bell, and with recent improvements to the golf course and clubhouse in 2005, the new venue showcased a welcoming atmosphere for both players and spectator’s a like.
“The members and staff at Oakridge Country Club embraced the Web.com Tour and provided an incredible experience for our players,” said Web.com Tour President Dan Glod. “The 2017 event put forth one the year’s most exciting finishes, and I am confident that today’s announcement enables the Utah Championship to remain as one of our premier events while furthering our efforts to create a meaningful community impact in the greater Salt Lake City area.”
For more information, please visit www.utahchampionship.com
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