Zac Blair named MWC Golfer of the Month

Zac Blair named MWC Golfer of the Month (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After picking up his first career individual tournament title in the Ping Cougar Classic, BYU sophomore Zac Blair has been selected Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Month for April.

In his only tournament of the month, Blair overcame a 5-shot deficit in the third round of the PING Cougar Classic on April 15-16 to capture the first individual title of his career by one stroke over Alex Edfort of Pacific. He posted a 54-hole total of 11-under, 205 (71-69-65) on the par-72, 7,142-yard Riverside Country Club Course. After finishing the first two rounds tied for fourth place at 4-under-par, Blair birdied six of his last nine holes in round three for a tournament-low 65 (-7) and the championship. Over the final 18 holes, he carded eight birdies and just one bogey.

Blair currently leads the Mountain West with a stroke average of 71.33. This is his first career golfer of the month honor.

The men's golf team is now preparing to compete in the MWC Championships beginning May 5 in Tucson, Arizona.