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ROBERTSON RACES AWAY WITH CITY PARKS OPEN TITLE

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Randy Robertson didn't play golf at the collegiate level. In fact, he didn't even get serious about the sport until he was a couple years removed from Salt Lake City's Granite High School.

Now Robertson, at the ripe old age of 27, is one of the top amateurs in the state. And over the weekend he showed a thing or two to the best professionals Utah has to offer. Robertson shot a six-under 66 at Bonneville Golf Course Sunday, to win the FM-100 City Parks Open by four strokes. He finished the 36-hole tournament with a nine-under 135."I'm kind of stunned," said Robertson. "It's a good feeling knowing you beat all the best pros in Utah."

Robertson, who shot a three-under 69 in Saturday's first round at Wingpointe, left the rest of the field battling for second place after making six birdies on his first 10 holes Sunday. Professional Jimmy Blair pulled to within three strokes of the lead after a birdie on No. 13, but could get no closer, finishing four strokes back with a two-day total of 139. As the low pro, however, Blair pocketed the winner's check of $3,200.

Pros Kent Abegglen and Tom Storey tied for third with amateur Kevin Haslam at 141, while Milan Swilor finished at two-under 142. Kim Thompson and amateur Steve Clark shot 143s for the tourney.

For Robertson the win continued an outstanding summer. He won the Salt Lake City Amateur title last month at Bonneville and made it to the semifinals in last week's State Amateur at Park Meadows.

Robertson, who has lived and worked hard on his golf game in St. George for the past five years, said he knew Sunday would be his day after sinking a 55-foot putt for birdie on No. 6. "I was in a zone," he said.

The newly crowned City Parks champ said he hasn't decided if he will turn pro at the end of the year, stating only that the thought has crossed his mind. After all, he's already beaten them, it might be time for him to join them.

CITY PARKS OPEN

Results from the final round of the 36-hole FM-100 City Parks Open held Sunday at Bonneville Golf Course.

Championship and Pro Flights

135 - a-Randy Robertson (69-66)

139 - Jimmy Blair (70-69) $3,200

141 - Kent Abegglen (73-68) $1,750, Tom Storey (72-69) $1,750, a-Kevin Haslam (69-72)

142 - Milan Swilor (72-70) $1,300

143 - Kim Thompson (72-71) $1,100, a-Steve Campbell (72-71)

144 - Bruce Summerhays (71-73) $668, Glen Spencer (71-73) $668, Jeff Green (71-73) $668, Clark Garso (74-70) $668, Brigham Gibbs (74-70) $668, Bobby Casper (70-74) $668, Roy Christensen (75-69) $668, Eric Nielsen (75-69) $668, a-Toru Kanazawa (81-74)

145 - Jon Baker (75-70) $250, Bradley Hansen (74-71) $250, Matt Johnson (73-72) $250, a-Kurt Bernhisel (75-70)

146 - Brad Asplund (70-76) $200, Ron Branca (77-69) $200, Matt Dame (76-70) $200, Rex Underwood (74-72) $200, a-Scott Fairbanks (73-73)