Korver to play in Utah Am

Monday, July 6, 2009

Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver has been given an exemption into this week’s Utah State Amateur Championship, according to the Deseret News.

Valley View Golf Course Head Pro Matt Lyons offered Korver one of the two host club exemptions and told the Deseret News that the former Creighton standout has a “legitimate shot to make it to match play.” Korver was on hand at Valley View for Wednesday’s media day, where he played with Lyons and fired a 2-over 74.

Korver, who carries roughly a 6 handicap also received an exemption into last year’s Utah Open, where he shot 85-79.

The 111th Utah State Amateur begins July 8, with the field of 157 players being cut to 32 after 36 holes.

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