WENDOVER Old Mill assistant pro Mark Owen captured the 2007 Utah PGA Professional Championship Wednesday at Toana Vista Golf Course, winning a sudden-death playoff with Kim Thompson.
Owen and Thompson both finished with scores of 69-67138 in the 36-hole event, but Owen birdied the first extra hole to claim the $3,500 first prize. Thompson won the Senior title by seven shots over Mike Borich, while Reid Goodliffe won the Super Seniors by one shot over Wayne Volk.
Willow Creek head pro Eric Nielsen finished third overall at 140, followed by first-round leader Jeff Green and Ryan Rhees at 141.
In all, 82 golfers competed in the tournament formerly called the Utah PGA Section Championship.
Owen, Thompson, Green, Rhees and Nielsen will represent Utah at the PNC Championship at Reynolds Plantation Golf Course in Greensboro, Ga., in June.