St. George Amateur Championship: Cooper Jones wins by two shots over a familiar face
Cooper Jones (Randy Dodson Photo)
Cooper Jones (Randy Dodson Photo)

Brigham Young University freshman Cooper Jones from Highland, Ut., shot 16-under 130 with his back-to-back rounds of 65 to register a wire-to-wire win at the St. George Amateur by two shots at St. George Golf Club in St. George, Ut.

Jones outperformed his brother and teammate, Zac Jones, by two shots. A former two-time winner of the tournament in 2017 and 2019, Jones made consecutive nine birdies from Holes No. 5 through 13 in the final round, securing a score of 64. Despite this outstanding performance, he finished as the runner-up against his brother.

Just two weeks ago, Jones won the Thunderbolt Invitational at Sterling Grove Country Club in Surprise, Ariz.

16-year-old Bowen Moss, another top amateur from UT, carded rounds of 65-67 to finish joint runner-up alongside Zac Jones at 14-under 132.

Moss had previously made headlines for his fairway wood shot on the par-5 No. 11 at Cherry Hills, the venue for the U.S. Amateur Championship, covering a distance of 342 yards. Later, he holed out a long putt for an eagle to win the hole against Nick Dunlap.

Peter Kim, Jones’ classmate at BYU, scored 67-67 to finish fourth at 12-under 134.

In the First Flight Gross section, Matt Monson secured a one-shot victory over Jordan Paulson with a 1-under 145, thanks to his rounds of 72-73.

In the Senior Flight Gross section, Mike Jorgensen emerged as the winner with rounds of 75-69, accumulating a total score of 2-under 144. He secured a two-shot margin victory over Clark Jones, the father of Cooper and Zac Jones, with rounds of 74-72, secured a runner-up finish in the tournament.

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