Zac Blair watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
I had a good solid week and a good round today to give myself a chance. —Zac Blair

A week after Utah’s Tony Finau won his first Tour event, another Utahn, Zac Blair, just missed winning at the Tour’s Price-Cutter Championship at Springfield, Missouri.

Blair finished in a tie for second with four other golfers and would have been in a playoff until Cameron Percy birdied the final hole.

The former BYU golfer made his sixth cut in six tries on the Tour this year and moved up to No. 47 on the money list with his check for $44,550.

“I had a good solid week and a good round today to give myself a chance,’’ Blair said. “I just take some confidence from this week, knowing that I can compete out here.”

Blair quickly moved into a share of the lead with five birdies on his first eight holes to go to 19-under for the tourney. But he made pars on his next nine holes before making a birdie at No. 18.

Finau had the best round of Sunday’s final round with a bogey-free, 8-under-par 64 to finish in a tie for 11th place at 271.