Dick Harmon: Dick Harmon: BYU's Zac Blair finishes final Cougar Classic with flair
Blair and Parkinson led the Cougars to an impressive 32-under-par victory, which Brockbank says compares among the best performances any BYU team has had at Riverside. “On this course, as hard as the greens were today, that was a fantastic effort.”
Brockbank rode Blair for the final time Saturday.
And the kid came through.
Son of former Cougar All-American Jimmy Blair, Zac has been on his share of winning teams in the Cougar Classic. Zac is currently the UGA’s three-time player of the year. His father was not on hand to see his son finish Saturday, however. “He’s in Parker, Ariz., playing in a tournament today,” said the son.
The Blair era has come and gone fast for Brockbank and director of golf Scott Miller. And he’s been everything they expected.
“It’s amazing," said Brockbank. "You look at that kid. You see him mature, put on some weight and play, and its been like the blink of an eye and the kid's here and gone again. It’s been an absolute privilege. He’s a knock off the old block as far as his dad.”
Somebody check Riverside.
Blair might be out there this morning looking for that quarter.
He never had to find a golf swing.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News sports columnist, can be found on Twitter as Harmonwrites and can be contacted at email@example.com.
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