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.
ABOUT THE Southwestern Amateur
72-hole stroke play championship for national-
amateurs with a handicap index of
1.4 or better. After 36 holes, the field will be
cut to the low 36 and ties. The
SWGA Selection Committee will select players
compete based upon
exemptions, playing resume and rankings.
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
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