Zac Blair Athlete Profile

Zac Blair

Height: 5-7 Weight: 125 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2009-2013 Hometown: Ogden, UT

Personal

  • Parents are James and Cindy Blair
  • Father James golfed at BYU from 1974-77
  • Has one sister
  • Majoring in Recreation Management

Before BYU

  • Placed first (match play) at the 2009 Utah State Amateur while also winning titles at the Cache Valley Amateur, Salt Lake City Open (amateur) and Spanish Oaks Open (tied)
  • Finished second at the Provo Open (amateur) and was third at the Utah Open, recording the low amateur score
  • Also competed at the 2009 AJGA Cannon Cup, helping his team take the title
  • Was a four-time all-state and all-region honoree at Fremont High School
  • Helped his team win the region championship three times and the state tournament twice

After BYU

  • Finished in 40th place (+9) at the 2014 U.S. Open 
  • Finished in a four-way tie for 2nd place (-6) at the 2014 Web.com Price Cutter Charity Championship

Stats

 2012-13-Senior

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational 73 78 78 229 +13 T43/75
William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 74 72 74 220 +4 T13/83
Jack Nicklaus Invitational 78 77 - - 155 +11 T23/60
Alister MacKenzie Invitational 69 66 68 203 -10 T3/79
SCVB Pacific Invitational 69 71 68 208 -8 T26/60
Western Refining College All-American 66 73 73 212 -1 T19/23
John Burns Intercollegiate 70 72 73 215 -1 4/85
North Ranch Intercollegiate 70 71 71 212 -1 2/69
Fresno State Lexus Classic 68 72 69 209 -7 T5/104
Triumph at Pauma Valley 72 72 74 218 +5 T5/52
2013 Desert Shootout 66 68 64 198 -15 1/96
WCC Championships 71 73 73 217 +1 T7/40
PING Cougar Classic 66 68 68 202 -14 1/51
NCAA Pullman Regional 68 72 72 212 -4 T16/75

2011-12-Junior

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 69 70 70 209 -7 1/96
Alister MacKenzie Invitational 64 73 72 209 -4 27/79
SCVB Pacific Invitational 68 73 71 212 -1 T5/60
John H. Burns Invitational 72 71 76 219 +3 T31/104
North Ranch Invitational 71 75 71 217 +7 6/72
Fresno Lexus Classic 69 72 79 220 +4 T22/93
Arizona National Invitational 65 69 71 205 -11 2/74
Desert Shootout 66 73 69 208 -8 T4/94
ASU Thunderbird Invitational 66 71 71 208 -5 T5/93
WCC Championships 70 69 72 211 -5 T4/40
PING Cougar Classic 70 71 68 209 -7 3/51
NCAA West Regional 66 66 70 202 -8 6/74

2010-11-Sophomore

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
Husky Invitational 75 76 68 219 +3 T21/74
Mark Simpson Invitational 71 73 70 214 -2 T7/83
William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 71 72 70 213 -3 4/87
Pacific Invitational 77 63 69 209 -4 T10/59
Arizona Intercollegiate 78 71 68 217 +4 T9/93
John H. Burns Invitational 76 74 70 220 +4 T39/94
USC Intercollegiate 73 73 73 219 +6 T29/80
Fresno Lexus Classic 75 73 73 221 +5 T16/100
Desert Shootout 66 66 71 203 -13 3/89
PING Cougar Classic 71 69 65 205 -11 1/95
MWC Championships 69 72 73 214 +1 T13/45

2009-10-Freshman

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 73 75 75 223 +7 T48/104
Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic 76 74 75 225 +15 T37/84
Baylor Intercollegiate 72 77 72 221 +8 T30/66
Pacific Invitational 75 78 70 223 +10 T47/60
John H. Burns Invitational 69 72 72 213 -3 17/83
USC Intercollegiate 73 76 75 224 +11 T60/80
Fresno Lexus Classic 76 77 73 226 +13 T52/99
Desert Shootout 73 68 73 214 -2 T13/101
ASU Thunderbird 69 72 73 214 +1 T30/89
PING Cougar Classic 74 70 71 215 -1 T13/97
MWC Championships 77 69 73 219 +6 22/45
NCAA Southeast Regional 77 72 71 220 +10 T45

 BYU Career Stats

Season Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Rd. Top 20
2009-10 12 36 2,637 73.25 68 3
2010-11 11 33 2,354 71.33 63 8
2011-12 12 36 2,529 70.25 64 9
2012-13 14 41 2,910 70.98 64 11
Total 49 146 10,430 71.44 63 31


2009-2010 | Freshman Year

  • Competed in 12 events for the Cougars as a freshman
  • Stroke average of 73.24 was third on the team
  • Made his collegiate debut at the William H. Tucker Invitational, going 7-over-par to finish tied for 48th
  • Tied for 37th at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic at 15-over-par
  • Went 8-over-par at the Baylor Intercollegiate to lead BYU and tie for 30th
  • Finished the fall strong with a 70 in his final round at the Pacific Invitational, bringing his total score to 10-over-par to tie for 47th
  • Shot a three-under 213 and finished 17th at the John Burns invitational
  • Shot a season-low 68 at the Desert Shootout where he finished tied for 13
  • Shot a one-under 215 at the PING Cougar Classic for a T13th-place finish
  • Placed 22nd at the MWC Championships with a low round of 69 on the second day
  • Shot a third-round 71 to tie for 45th at the NCAA Southeast Regional
  • Named to the 2010 Academic All-MWC Team

2010-2011 | Sophomore Year

Spring:

  • Named to the Division I PING All-Region West team
  • Named to the All-MWC team
  • Led the MWC in stroke average (71.33)
  • Advanced to the NCAA Arizona Regional as an individual competitor
  • Finished tied for 13th at the MWC Championships with a 214 (+1) tournament total
  • Recorded five top-25 finishes including three top-10 spots
  • Captured his first-career individual title by overcoming a five-shot deficit in the final round at the PING Cougar Classic where he shot a 65 (-7) and recorded an 11-under 205 (71-69-65) tournament total
  • Shot back-to-back rounds of 66 en route to tying for third at the Desert Shootout
  • Carded a 4-over 217 at the Arizona Intercollegiate to tie for ninth
  • Finished at 5-over to tie for 16th at the Fresno Lexus Classic
  • Tied for 29th and 39th at the John H. Burns Invitational and the USC Intercollegiate respectively

Fall:

  • Tied a career-low round by shooting a 68 in the final round of the Husky Invitational
  • Recorded two consecutive top-10 finishes by tying for seventh in the Mark Simpson Invitational and finishing fourth at the William H. Tucker Invitational
  • Rallied back after shooting a first-round 77 to shoot rounds of 63 and 69 en route to tying for 10th place at the Pacific Invitational

2011-2012 | Junior Year

Spring:

  • Named to the Ben Hogan Award Watch List
  • Recorded four top-10 finishes including three in a row
  • Ranked first on the team and 10th in the nation in average score per round at 70.63
  • Finished second at the Arizona National Invitational after carding rounds of 65, 69 and 71 en route to an 11-under 205
  • Finished in sixth place at the NCAA West Regionals
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Bronze Honor Roll
  • Named WCC Golfer of the Month (April)
  • Named to the All-West Coast Conference Golf Team
  • Named to the Ping All-America Third Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA)
Fall:
  • Recorded his second career title with a win at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate
  • Shot a season low 64 in the first round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational
  • Finished in the top five in two of three fall tournaments

2012-2013 | Senior Year

Fall:

  • Competed in the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic among the nation's best collegiate golfers
  • Finished tied for third at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, shooting rounds of 69, 66 and 68 to card a 10-under par 203
  • Shot a 66 in the second round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational and first round of the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic

Spring:

  • Won Coral Canyon Amateur shooting a seven-under par 137
  • Finished fourth at the John Burns Intercollegiate shooting a one-under 215
  • Finished second at the North Ranch Intercollegiate shooting a one-under 212
  • Won the 2013 Desert Shootout by seven strokes shooting a career best 15-under 198
  • Shot a season low 64 during the third round of the Desert Shootout
  • Won the 2013 PING Cougar Classic shooting a 14-under 202
  • Finished tied for 16th at the NCAA Pullman Regional carding a four-under 212
  • Concluded the season with seven top five finishes and 11 top 20 finishes
  • Won two tournament titles, his most tournament wins in one season
  • WCC Men's Co-Player of the Year
  • 2013 All-WCC Men's Golf Team
  • 70.98 stroke average
  • Named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with Bronze Honors