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Local golfers fare well at PGA Tour Byron Nelson golf tournament

Tony Finau watches his tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Tony Finau watches his tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
LM Otero, AP

Golfers with Utah ties fared very well at the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic in Irving, Texas, challenging for the lead before each finishing in the top 20.

Salt Lake native Tony Finau fired his second straight 68 Sunday after earlier rounds of 67 and 64 to finish in a tie for 10th place at 267. Another stroke back at 268 in a tie for 16th place was Ogden native and former BYU golfer Zac Blair, who shot a final-round 69 after rounds of 69, 64 and 66.

The top finish belonged to Scott Pinckney, who was born in Orem and lived in Utah before moving away as a teenager. Pinckney, who played for Arizona State, had his best finish as a PGA Tour member by finishing at 14-under 263, in a three-way tie for second, four strokes behind winner Steven Bowditch. Pinckney earned $530,133, nearly as much as he’d made all season.

Pinckney, who is in his rookie year on the PGA Tour, is known for his friendship with Rory McIlroy, who lived with the Pinckney family in Utah when the two were 11 years old.

Finau earned $157,383, while Blair earned a check for $102,950.