Dick Harmon: Locals, players with BYU ties have advantage in Utah Open

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 8:35 p.m. MDT

Chris Moody: Current Riverside assistant professional and USU golfer; lifetime member at Riverside; three-time Utah Section PGA Player of the Year; course-record holder at Hobble Creek and Logan Country Club

Keith Clearwater: BYU All-American, 1987 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year after winning of The Colonial and Centel Classic; member of 1981 NCAA championship team and 2010 Tour School medalist; 10 top 10 PGA Tour finishes in 1992 when he set the course record in his second win at The Colonial with a 61.

Ryan Rhees: Former Cougar from Orem; head professional at Gladstan; course record holder at Ogden Country Club.

Jimmy Blair: 1981 Utah Open Champion; two-time collegiate All-American; 1973 State Amateur champion; has won nearly every golf tournament in the state; holds course records at Copper Club, Dinaland and Wasatch Mountain State Park.

Jordan Rodgers, Current BYU amateur; winner of 2014 Art City Amateur.

Cole Ogden: Current BYU amateur; 2014 Provo Open low amateur; 2010 Utah State Amateur champion.

Joe Summerhays: Head professional at Glen Eagle and former BYU golfer.

Joe Parkinson: 2010 Utah State Amateur champion; multiple UGA tournament winner; played No. 1 on BYU varsity in 2013-14.

Devon Purser: Signed and played at BYU before transferring to Weber State; just finished representing Utah at the 48th Pacific Coast Amateur.

Steve Schneiter: Current Utah Senior Open champion; 12-time PGA Championship participant; 1995 PGA Professional National Championship winner; 1992 Utah State Amateur Champion; and former BYU star.

Jake Ellison: Former BYU player; winner on PGA China tour event.

Nick Killpack: Former BYU player; 2010 and 2011 Provo Open champion at East Bay.

Dick Harmon, Deseret News sports columnist, can be found on Twitter as Harmonwrites and can be contacted at dharmon@desnews.com.

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