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Utah Championship blog: Clay Ogden

Utah Championship blog: Clay Ogden


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Friday, Sept. 11 11:00 p.m.
*Failed to make the cut (-3) after shooting an even-par 71 and finishing the second round at one under.Friday, Sept. 11 12:35 p.m.
Began the day seven shots off the lead*

I celebrated my 25th birthday yesterday, and enjoyed time with family last night. I am excited to play today. The weather is perfect and I am looking forward to moving up the leaderboard and competing this weekend.

The greens will be fast and the course will be playing tough today. I will need to hit my irons accurately and make putts. Thanks to my swing coach, Matt Baird, I have a new found confidence in my game, and I am looking forward to improving with each round.

I hope to see more fans out to support the tournament and watch some great golf this weekend.


Thursday, Sept. 10 9:00 p.m.
Shot one-under-par 70, T-55

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Clay Ogden, 25, is a local golfer playing in the Utah Championship on a sponsor's exemption. Ogden is a former Davis Dart and graduated from BYU in 2007. He won the 2005 U.S. Amateur Pub.Links, which qualified him to play in the 2006 Masters. We won the 2007 Utah Open and 2008 Nevada Open. He currently plays on the Canadian Tour, Mini Tour and occasionally on the Nationwide Tour.
My first round got off to a great start. I hit a good drive down the 10th fairway, and hit a 3 wood to about 10 feet and made it for eagle. I continued to hit good shots and have birdie looks, but wasn't able to get many putts to fall.

I hit a few lips, and had a few putts that just lost speed. over all I had a good day I had fun out there! I played with two great guys and good players, Stephen Dartnall and Chris Gresh.

We have had great weather all week, the temperatures are making the greens very firm. The course is in great condition, it is playing very firm and fast. Mike Smith, the tournament director has done a fantastic job and has put on a great event.

I hope to see more supporters out as the week progresses. I am looking forward to moving up the leaderboard with a good round tomorrow.

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