Summerhays was born in Bountiful, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University for three years where he was a first-team All-American as a Junior. He won the Utah State Amateur Championship in 2000 and 2001 while he was still in high school. He became the first amateur to win a Nationwide Tour event on July 15, 2007. After winning the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational he immediately turned professional and joined the Nationwide Tour. Summerhays would have made $108,000 by winning the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational but he did not get any prize money because he was an amateur when he entered the tournament. He decided to forgo his senior year at BYU to turn pro. His victory earned him exempt status on tour through the 2008 season.
Summerhays finished tied for 37th in his first event as a professional at the Cox Classic. As a professional in 2008, he played in 12 events and made 10 cuts while recording a top ten finish and four top 25 finishes. He earned $46,926 and finished 113th on the money list. 2008 was Summerhays first full year on tour. He made 16 of 28 cuts while recording four top tens and 10 top 25s. His best performances came at... Read More