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Vincent Secures First Collegiate Victory as Play Concludes in St. George
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Thunderbird junior Jake Vincent secured his first collegiate victory on Tuesday afternoon at Sunbrook Golf Club in St. George, as he finished tied for first at the Pizza Hut-Pat Hicks Invitational.
Vincent shot 70 on the first day, and followed that up with a four-under 68 on the second to shoot 138. That put him in a tie with Cooper Sears from Middle Tennessee State. No playoff was held, giving both players the title of individual champion.
“It was pretty awesome,” Vincent said following the round. “I had a 30-footer on the last hole, and the kid in my group had a two-footer and I had to make it to tie. Luckily it fell.”
Ali Hameed was second for SUU, finishing in a tie for fifth on the leaderboard shooting a 142 (72, 70). Hayden Plewe had a solid second day for SUU, carding a 71 to finish at 147 (76, 71).
To round out SUU’s lineup, Ethan Gray shot a 154 (75, 79) and Ryker Smith shot a 156 (78, 78).
As a team the T-Birds shot 287 on Tuesday, leaving them with a 580 for the tournament. That put them in fourth place overall.
“The team was impressive,” Vincent said. “Today we had three guys in red numbers, and that was the first time we’ve done that this season. We’ve got young guys, and it’s going to be a good year.”
Playing as individuals, Bradley Collet shot 150 (80, 70), Jaden Milne shot 152 (76, 76), Austin Jaramillo shot 154 (78, 76) and Humza Hameed shot 167 (85, 82).
Defending Big Sky Champs Northern Colorado picked up the team victory shooting a 572 (282, 290). Middle Tennessee followed at 573, and Utah State finished at 577.
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