Jimmy Jones wins New Year's Invitational
Champion Jimmy Jones (left) and runner-up Andrew McCain
Champion Jimmy Jones (left) and runner-up Andrew McCain
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Jan 10, 2016) -- After 72-holes of regulation play, it took a four way playoff to settle the score at the New Year's Invitational.

Jimmy Jones began the final round four shots back of the third-round leader Joe Alfieri and put up a solid 2-under par 70 to finish at 9-under. Jones, a sophomore at Florida Southern, would find himself in a four-way playoff with Jimmy Stanger, Andrew McCain and Joey Lane.

"I was hovering around the lead all day," Jones told Tampa Bay Times. "It was a pretty consistent round. Overall, it was a good day."

All players made par on the first playoff hole and Jones found himself with a 6-foot birdie try on the 2nd playoff to take the title. It found the cup.

"I just wanted to put a good stroke on it," Jones said. "I'd made a million of those putts before."

Joe Alfieri backed up to fifth place after a final-round 75 but the Tampa native did capture the Mid-Am championship. Marc Dull was the Mid-Am runner-up.

Dennis Monahan grabbed the Senior Championship with a five-shot victory over runner-up Mike Barkley.

ABOUT THE New Year's Invitational

Historic invitational golf tournament that originated on the Lakewood golf course in 1927. This same amateur invitational tournament -- which attracts top Florida amateurs and a strong group of out-of- state players as well -- continues, unbroken, each year although the club name was later changed to St. Petersburg Country Club.

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Results For New Year's Invitational Golf Tournament
1FLJimmy JonesTampa, FL70070-66-73-70=279
2MNAndrew McCainMinneapolis, MN50069-71-68-71=279
T3VAJoey LaneGreat Falls, VA40069-68-72-70=279
T3FLJimmy StangerTampa, FL40070-71-66-72=279
5FLJoe AlfieriTampa, FL40069-69-67-75=280

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