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.
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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