Southwestern Am: Poston rallies for win
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 21, 2013) -- J.T. Poston of Hickory, North Carolina, made his first visit to the deserts of Arizona a good one in capturing the 98th Southwestern Amateur

Poston jumped six places by firing a 5-under 65 in the final round to finish at 276 (-4), two shots clear of defending champion Kevin Dougherty of Murrieta, California, and Max McGreevy of Edmond, Oklahoma.

“I felt good coming into today," Poston said. "I had lots of birdies yesterday but made some dumb bogeys. Today my warm-up was good and I had five birdies and no bogeys.”

Anthony Maccaglia and Kyle Westmoreland used terrific closing rounds to finish tied for fourth place.

Results For Southwestern Amateur Championship
1NCJ.T. PostonHickory, NC70069-71-71-65--276
T2CAKevin DoughertyMurrieta, CA50074-71-67-66--278
T2OKMax McGreevyEdmond, OK50074-67-65-72--278
T4GAAnthony MaccagliaAtlanta, GA40073-72-68-66--279
T4TXKyle WestmorelandKaty, TX40073-71-68-67--279

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ABOUT THE Southwestern Amateur

First played in 1915, the Southwestern Amateur has been played at a variety of sites throughout Arizona, California, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico on annual basis with the exception of a three-year hiatus from 1943-45 because of World War II. On four occasions the event has been played in Mexico.

Originally founded as a regional match play invitational tournament for private golf course members to compete against the nation’s best amateur players, the Southwestern Amateur has developed a stellar reputation as a high-quality competition for the nation’s top players. The tournament was changed to a stroke play event in 1966 to meet the growing demands of the tournament and the increased popularity of the game created during the Palmer-Nicklaus era.

The SWGA reserves the right to invite amateurs of national and international reputation, as well as other amateurs "of note", to enter into the tournament. Applicants are urged to submit their entries with golf resumes of accomplishment in major tournaments and other competitive track record information.

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