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Three Named to Utah Golf Hall of Fame


Jay Don Blake, Dan Forsman and Todd Barker have been named to the Utah Golf Hall of Fame. The three will be honored at a ceremony May 11th at Hidden Valley Country Club in Salt Lake City.

Blake and Forsman are two former PGA Tour winners, while the 56-year-old Barker, the part-owner and superintendent of Fore Lakes Golf Course in Taylorsville, has been one of the state's top amateurs since the 1970s.

Blake is the first Utahan to play regularly on the PGA Tour. He's currently a member of the Champions Tour. Blake played collegiately at Utah State University and won the NCAA medalist honors in 1980 and was runner-up the following year when he was named NCAA Player of the Year. On the PGA Tour he won the Shearson Lehman Brothers Open in 1991 and has career earnings of more than $6.5 million.

Forsman has five victories on the PGA Tour and two on the PGA Champions Tour, with career earnings of nearly $9 million. He has lived in Utah since his collegiate days at Arizona State and is a member of Riverside Country Club and an active supporter of Utah golf.

Barker was named the Utah Golf Association's Player of the Year five times: 1986, '90, '92, '93, and '97. He won the Utah State Amateur championship in 1997, the Salt Lake City Amateur five times and has won the Golf Course Superintendents National championship twice.

The Utah Golf Hall of Fame was established in 1991 and currently has 30 inductees. For additional information, visit http://www.uga.org/index.php/About/HallOfFame/C145.