PGA Life member and former PGA Tour member Jeff Brehaut goes wire-to-wire with rounds of (-8) 67-69 to win the 2022 Kelly Woodland Utah Senior Open at Toana Vista Golf Course in West Wendover, Nevada July 27-28.
“I kind of persevered today,” Brehaut told Paul Pugmire on the Utah Golf Radio Podcast. “I couldn’t get my driver going where I wanted it, but I chipped in twice today. That doesn’t happen all that often. I just hung in there and kept grinding.”
Brehaut credits his putter and short irons in breaking away from the field for a three-stroke victory. Dave DeSantis (-5) finished runner-up and winner of the Super Senior Division, while Paul Phillips (-4) finished third.
Brehaut spent seven years on the PGA Tour, competed in the 2022 US Senior Open and recently won the Arctic Circle Senior Open at Mountain View prior to his win in Wendover.
He currently travels back and forth between California and Utah to see family and continue his teaching career.
“I get asked all the time if I miss California and I (jokingly) say, ‘no.’ My wife and I love it here.”
Low amateurs for the event include David Booth and Jon Rhodes who both finished (-1) 143 for the event.
Though great golf was played and a tournament was completed, the event was centered around long-time PGA Professional and The Barn Head Professional Kelly Woodland, the Utah Senior Open honoree.
Thank you to the Woodland family for allowing us to celebrate and remember Kelly’s life, one that impacted everyone at the event and more in Utah golf.
Thank you to the Toana Vista staff and Wendover Hotels & Casinos group for always being gracious hosts.