Southwestern Am: Jones rallies for title
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 7, 2014) -- Baylor's Kyle Jones fired a final-round 3-under 67 to win the Southwestern Amateur at Desert Mountain.

Jones trailed overnight leader Zach Wright of LSU by two entering Saturday's final round but rallied with one of the best rounds of the day to secure one of the summer season's finest titles.

Wright carded a 71 in Saturday's final round to take solo second.

Drama ensued towards the end of the final round for the winner and ultimate runner-up.

Jones bogeyed 10 and 11 before recording birdies on Nos. 12 and 15. Wright, meanwhile, was cruising until a double-bogey on No. 14 and consecutive bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17.

Jones went on to eagle the 18th in dramatic fashion to secure the victory.

Justin Keiley of BYU finished strong, shooting rounds of 1-under 69 on Friday and Saturday to slip into third place. He finished a shot better than Kevin DeHuff of Pepperdine and rising junior Christopher Petefish, an incoming second semester freshman at Georgia Tech.

Results For Southwestern Amateur Golf Championship
1AZKyle JonesSnowflake, AZ70068-67-66-67=268
2AZZach WrightPhoenix, AZ50066-65-68-71=270
3UTJustin KeileyProvo, UT40068-67-69-69=273
T4CAKevin DeHuffCoto De Caza, CA40070-64-70-70=274
T4CAChris PetefishDanville, CA40070-66-69-69=274

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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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