Former Aggie Golfer To Be Inducted Into Utah Golf Hall of Fame

LOGAN, Utah – Former Utah State All-American Jay Don Blake will be inducted into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 11. The induction ceremony will be held at the Hidden Valley Golf Club in Sandy. Blake played collegiately at Utah State from 1978 to 1981 earning All-America honors as both a junior and senior. During his junior year in 1980, Blake beat Centenary’s Hal Sutton in a three-hole playoff at the NCAA Golf Championships to win individual medalist honors. As a senior, Blake finished as the NCAA runner-up and was named the NCAA Player of the Year, sharing the award with Oklahoma State’s Bob Tway. Blake also helped Utah State finish 13th as a team at the 1981 NCAA Championships, its best national finish ever. During his Aggie career, Blake won 15 of the 29 collegiate tournaments he played in, finished second five times and placed third four times. During one stretch, he won 11 of 13 events. Blake was inducted into the Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995. Joining Blake in the seventh induction ceremony of the Utah Golf Hall of Fame will be fellow professional Dan Forsman and Utah State Amateur champion Todd Barker, bringing the total number of inductees to 33. The last induction ceremony took place in 2007. Following the induction ceremony, plaques honoring each golfers’ achievements will be on display at Thanksgiving Point, home of the Utah Golf Hall of Fame. The Utah Golf Hall of Fame is jointly sponsored by the Utah Golf Association and Utah Section of the Professional Golf Association. -USU-

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