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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: Southwestern Amateur
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

72-hole stroke play championship for national- level 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 to 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 record information.

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