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Jones Cup: LIVE SCORING from first round Friday in Georgia
29 Jan 2015
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Ocean Forest Golf Club

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(photo courtesy Sea Island Golf Club)
(photo courtesy Sea Island Golf Club)
The first "Major of Amateur Golf" of the season tees off on Friday - The Jones Cup at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia. The invitational tournament, which has been played just 10 times over its 14 year history, has established itself as a showcase for the most talented amateur golfers in the world -- many hoping for a spot on the USA or GB&I Walker Cup team.

From 2001 through 2009, The Jones Cup was played biennially in Walker Cup years. That changed when the organizers declared it an annual event in 2010. Below is some history, courtesy of the Jones Cup. We will have links to live scoring and full coverage starting Friday. Top-ranked Corey Conners of Canada will attempt to become the first player in Jones Cup history to repeat as champion.

HISTORY

The Jones Cup was born from a deep commitment to amateur golf by the A.W. Jones family, who founded the Cloister and Sea Island Golf Club in 1928. The Sea Island Golf Club has played host to seven USGA championships. The Jones Cup is yet another extension of the family's strong involvement in amateur golf. First contested in 2001, Jones Cup began as an opportunity to celebrate not only the game of golf, but also the camaraderie and fellowship associated with it. This 54-hole individual stroke-play event is played at Ocean Forest Golf Club. The Rees Jones design opened in 1995 and has hosted the 1998 Georgia State Amateur Championship, the 1999 Southern Amateur Championship and the 2001 Walker Cup Match. The Jones Cup brings together many of the finest amateurs from the United States and abroad for this three-day competition. While the golf course proves to be a great venue for this unique event, the Jones Cup's success and popularity can be attributed to the strength of the players who comprise its field.

To view the field and a fact sheet about this year's Jones Cup, click here>

ABOUT THE Jones Cup

The Jones Cup was born from a deep commitment to amateur golf by the A.W. Jones family, who founded the Cloister and Sea Island Golf Club in 1928. The Sea Island Golf Club has played host to seven USGA championships. The Jones Cup is yet another extension of the family's strong involvement in amateur golf.

This 54-hole individual stroke-play event, inaugurated in 2001, is played at Ocean Forest Golf Club. The Rees Jones design opened in 1995 and has hosted the 1998 Georgia State Amateur Championship, the 1999 Southern Amateur Championship and the 2001 Walker Cup Match. The Jones Cup brings together many of the finest amateurs from the United States and abroad for this three-day competition.

- courtesy JonesCupInvitational.com

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Results For Jones Cup Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
T1CanadaAustin ConnellyCanada150071-77-68=216
T1AZKyle JonesSnowflake, AZ100068-73-75=216
T3ALTom LoveladyBirmingham, AL70073-74-70=217
T3FLHank LebiodaWinter Springs, FL70072-72-73=217
T5FLJack MaguireSt. Petersburg, FL70073-77-70=220

View full results for Jones Cup Invitational Golf Tournament

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