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Kurt Kragthorpe

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Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Kurt:

Utah’s Tony Finau has reason to hope the Masters will jump-start his disappointing season

The majors usually have evoked Tony Finau’s best efforts, and they carry extra value in the standings. So after a difficult start to this season, there's still hope the second half could be a different story for the Utah golfer. → Read More

BYU grad Patrick Fishburn has one last shot at a PGA Tour card

As usual, Patrick Fishburn’s hopes of advancing in professional golf will come down to his last opportunity. → Read More

Wyoming’s Joshua Creel earns redemption and a $108,000 payday at the Utah Championship

The Korn Ferry Tour's Utah Championship paid out $108,000 to its winner Sunday. → Read More

Teenage golfer Cooper Jones wins the SLC Amateur playoff with an eagle

Teen Cooper Jones triumphs in playoff to win the Salt Lake City Amateur at Bonneville Golf Course. → Read More

Utahn Tony Finau withdraws from Las Vegas tournament after positive test for COVID-19

Part-time Utah resident Tony Finau became the first PGA Tour player in two months to have his schedule disrupted by COVID-19, having to withdraw Tuesday from the Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas after his on-site test came back positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

Ute golfer Mitchell Schow tops teammate Blake Tomlinson for State Am title

Jeremy Ranch • Holding the State Amateur’s traveling trophy as he stood on the No. 16 green Saturday, University of Utah golfer Mitchell Schow understood what he accomplished at Jeremy Ranch Golf & Country Club. Exactly how he did it, though? That’s another story. → Read More

Ute golfer Brandon Robison knocks off present, future BYU players in State Amateur

Jeremy Ranch • Hours before Utah and BYU once were scheduled to kick off the football season Thursday, Ute freshman golfer Brandon Robison enjoyed what might stand as some of the only duels between the schools’ athletic programs for a while. → Read More

Former BYU golfer Peter Kuest completes a Utah Open runaway

Provo • Organizers of the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship could have created a much more dramatic finish Sunday in the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open if they had awarded former BYU star Peter Kuest a sponsor exemption as a rookie pro. → Read More

Former BYU star Peter Kuest extends his Utah Open lead

Provo • The players chasing Peter Kuest in Sunday’s final round of the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open want to believe it is too early to write his name on the winner’s check for $15,000. He already may have earned another tribute, though. → Read More

Paul Haley II hopes to complete a big comeback in the Utah Championship

Farmington • Paul Haley II looked forward to spending Saturday night as a co-leader of the Utah Championship, embracing everything that another potential Korn Ferry Tour victory would bring to a golfer who is said to have been “as lost as a pro gets.” → Read More

Daniel Summerhays’ eight birdies give him weekend tee times in the Utah Championship

Farmington • The shadow of a pine tree covered the back portion of Oakridge Country Club’s 18th green Friday as Daniel Summerhays finished his round in one of the Utah Championship’s last threesomes of the day. → Read More

Daniel Summerhays hoping to extend his Oakridge history through the weekend

Farmington • Daniel Summerhays was still stewing about a careless bogey on the previous hole as he stood in the fairway Thursday. He looked to his right and suddenly started smiling. → Read More

Kurt Kragthorpe: All Jerry Sloan ever wanted was a fair shake, and he deserved it

Editor’s note: Kurt Kragthorpe covered the Utah Jazz and Jerry Sloan as a beat writer with the Deseret News and a columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Now retired, Kragthorpe shares some of his favorite recollections of the longtime Jazz coach. → Read More

Utah’s historic State Amateur golf tournament is pushed back to September

The world’s longest continuously held golf tournament is being rescheduled for Sept. 1-5, when the Utah Golf Association intends to stage the 122nd State Amateur at Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club. → Read More

Kurt Kragthorpe: A football coach’s kid who wound up as a sportswriter would never happen now, but it worked out all right for me

On the second-to-last day of my full-time work in the newspaper business, Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham publicly, and graciously, mentioned our slice of shared history as teenagers whose fathers coached together. That's when it hit me again: This whole thing never should have happened. → Read More

Utes in review: December’s downturn is revealing for Utah, and not in a good way

San Antonio • As fireworks exploded downtown, Utah’s football program again stumbled into a new year. → Read More

From Jimmermania to Utah’s Pac-12 football run, Gordon Hayward to Donovan Mitchell: these are the best moments of the decade in Utah sports

This decade is ending the way it started, with Utah always beating BYU in football, the Jazz never having the home-court advantage in a playoff series and Gary Andersen coaching at Utah State. → Read More

Utah’s Kyle Whittingham wins the Dodd Trophy and Zack Moss is a Senior CLASS All-American

Utah’s Kyle Whittingham has earned the Dodd Trophy for his program’s success on and off the football field, the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation announced Friday in Atlanta. → Read More

Red All Over: My most memorable games and subjects from 17 months on the Ute athletics beat

Red All Over is a weekly newsletter covering University of Utah athletics. Subscribe here. → Read More

Red All Over: Will Jason Shelley become the next Utah QB to play defense?

Red All Over is a weekly newsletter covering University of Utah athletics. Subscribe here. → Read More