FARMINGTON — Bruce Summerhays has always dreamed of winning the Utah Open, the one local tournament that has eluded him over the years, despite several close calls.

He pretty much gave up hope after last playing in the tournament 15 years ago before embarking on a career on the Champions Tour, and never dreamed he'd have another chance.

But incredibly, here he is the oldest player in the tournament at age 64 with a chance to win the 2008 Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open at the Oakridge Country Club.

Summerhays shot better than his age Saturday in firing a course record-tying, 10-under-par 62 to put himself at the top of the leaderboard at 132. He holds a one-stroke edge over his nephew, Boyd Summerhays, and 48-year-old Greg Bruckner of Phoenix.

"That's fantastic, it's amazing," Summerhays said afterwards. "My wife said, 'You still haven't shot your age."'

Just two better.

The 62 not only tied the competitive course record at Oakridge set last year by Ryan Ellis, it ties Summerhays' best competitive round, which came in a Champions Tour event in Florida eight years ago.

Summerhays posted 31s on each nine with five birdies on the back side (his first nine) and an eagle and four birdies on the front. He said his drives were going down the middle, his irons left him with short putts, and he made everything.

"I came out today and the driver was in the groove and the putter was kind of magical," he said.

The rounds by Bruce and Boyd set up a Sunday duel that might bring out a lot of folks from Farmington where both golfers live and certainly many from the Summerhays' clan. They'll tee off at noon along with Bruckner.

"He obviously knows how to play," said Boyd Summerhays "He won on the Champions Tour a couple of years ago. Once you know how to play, you know how to play."

As for today's round, he said, "I think it will be fun — it will be exciting."

Several other players have a chance to win as 11 players are within four shots of the lead and 17 within six shots.

Salt Lake pros Mark Owen and Roger Harrison both stand at 134, while defending champion Clay Ogden, 2003 champion Steve Friesen and Denver's Nicholas Mason are another shot back at 135.

Another Summerhays, Bruce's son, Joseph, stands at 136 along with Trevor Schultz and Chris Moody, who shot a 64 Saturday.

"All I've done is inspired these young kids," said Bruce Summerhays. "They'll just take it way low. And that's OK. I hope I do inspire them. I'll probably have to shoot another 62 tomorrow. "

Summerhays has won three tournaments and more than $9 million in his 14 years on the Champions Tour. He officially retired this year, but is still eligible to play in up to 11 tournaments as a retired player. He has one more event, next week in California, but would love to get a victory today.

"The Utah Open has always been a special thing to me and it would be great to win," he said. "All those times you tried to win it when you were younger and now you have a chance to win it at age 64? What's going on here?"

That's what everyone else would like to know.

OPEN NOTES: The cut came at even-par 144 with 63 players playing today, beginning at 8:40 a.m. ... First-round leader Kurt Watkins struggled to a 76 Saturday and stands at 140, eight shots off the lead ... Stuart Gold is the low amateur at 138 after adding a 73 to his 65 of the first day ... Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver improved to a 79 Saturday after an 85 in the first round and finished at 164 ... Matt Johnson made an eagle-2 at the 18th hole on his way to a 69.


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Utah open scores

Oakridge Country Club

Par 72

Saturday

132 — Bruce Summerhays (70-62)

133 — Boyd Summerhays (66-67), Greg Bruckner (67-66)

134 — Mark Owen (67-67), Roger Harrison (68-66)

135 — Nicholas Mason (70-65), Steve Friesen (68-67), Clay Ogden (65-70)

136 — Joseph Summerhays (70-66), Chris Moody (72-64), Trevor Schultz (68-68)

137 — Tom Costello (69-68), Travis Williams (69-68)

138 — a-Stuart Gold (65-73), Jake Ellison (68-70), Jay Don Blake (68-70), Michael McRae (65-73)

139 — Henry White (69-70), Scott Clark (69-70), Barry Schenk (70-69), Todd Tanner (68-71), Chris Collins (73-66), Scott Anderson (68-71), Garrett Clegg (67-72), Jeff Thomsen (68-71)

140 — Jerry Sneve (67-73), Pete Stone (70-70), Jason Allen (71-69), Kurt Watkins (64-76), Zach Johnson (69-71)

141 — Eric Nielsen (71-70), Tony Finau (69-72), Brad Stone (67-74), Brett Wayment (67-74), Justin Lee (69-72)

142 — Doug Garwood (69-73), Brian Nosler (72-70), Adrian Wady (72-70), Dustin Volk (69-73), Shawn Edwards (71-71), Jonathan Turuc (72-70), Mike Rexroth (68-74), Paul Phillips (72-70), a-Nick Killpack (73-69), a-Kirk Siddens (76-66)

143 — a-Jeff Jolley (75-68), Jacob Kimball (72-71), Steve Runge (70-73), Matt Lyons (72-71), Ryan Rhees (69-74), Brad Stormon (71-72), Matthew Baird (70-73), Josh Williams (74-69), Steve Schneiter (73-70), a-Tyson Lund (74-69), a-Shane Cullimore (72-71)

144 — Vaughn Robinson (71-73), a-Steve Poulsen (72-72), Colby Myers (74-70), Eric Kleven (73-71), Chris O'Connor (73-71), Shawn Andreason (69-75) a-Patrick Fishburn (71-73)

(Did not qualify)

145 — Kenny Coakley (70-75), Aaron Brown (70-75), Weston Maughan (73-72), Chris Gresh (75-70), Roy Christensen (72-73), a-Nick Nelson (74-71)

146 — Jeff Green (77-69), James Kilgore (76-70), Jared Shears (70-76), a-Zach Blair (76-70), Ryan Ellis (72-74), Colby Cowan (74-72), Brett Black (70-76), Clark Rustand (73-73)

147 — a-Dan Horner (70-77), Tim Hennick (74-73), Craig Sarlo (74-73), Quentin Sasser (71-76), a-Greg Buckway (71-76), a-Tyler Labrum (75-72), Bob Casper (72-75)

148 — a-Chance Cota (75-73), a-Keaton Woodland (74-74), Jeffrey Berkshire (75-73), Scott Phegley (77-71), Chris Stover (76-72), Ryan Colemere (74-74), Mike Borich (75-73), Matt Johnson (79-69), Nick Becker (75-73), Dave DeSantis (72-76)

149 — Scott Brandt (74-75), Dustin Pimm (75-74), Todd Meyer (74-75),

150 — Kim Thompson (72-78), Mark Boggs (75-75), Jared Barnes 72-78), a-Casey Halliday (79-71)

151 — Keith Lacome (73-78), Tolliver Latham (75-76), Shyler Andreason (80-71), Chris Marx (69-82), a-Brandon Kida (75-76), a-Joe Parkinson (75-76)

152 — a-Chase Hite (73-79), Nick Travers (75-77), Luke Martin (76-76)

153 — Doug Roberts (73-80), Allen Enochson (79-74), Brent Moyes (72-81), Thomas Chipman (72-81), Kent Abegglen (73-80)

154 — a-Curtis Cook (74-80), Gipper Finau (76-78), Terry Outzen (72-82), a-Jordan Herzog (78-76)

155 — Jeffrey John (76-79), Bruce P. Summerhays (79-76), Reed McArthur (81-74), Ryan Kartchner (74-81)

156 — Jason Asplund (78-78), Charles Class (76-80), J.Z. Davis (78-78),

157 — Craig Labrum (74-83), Todd Mullen (79-78), Marco Stevanoni (77-80)

159 — a-Rod Zundel (80-79), John Fillmore (81-78)

160 — Shandon Shepherd (82-78), Jeremy Miller (78-82)

161 — Mike Bicker 82-79), Wade Olsen (83-78)

162 — Joseph Deluca (82-80)

163 — Eron Deming (83-80)

164 — Kevan Todd (82-82), a-Mitch Jensen (82-82), a-Kyle Korver (85-79), Jacob Bailey (82-82), Kevin Morrison (79-85), Nick Zafirson (82-82), Mike Behle (83-81), James Hood (80-84)

165 — Eric Lyman (85-80), Ryan Taylor (83-82), Bret Baldwin (85-80), Philip King (81-84), Neil Economy (86-79),

167 — Chris Newson (79-88)

171 — Scott Draper (79-92)

WD — a-Nicklaus Despain, Nick Waters

DQ — Issac Jimison, Ned Siegfried, Troy Watkins

NC — Jeremy Green, Tye Alexander