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Jake Vincent Wins St. George Amateur Surviving a Duel with SUU Teammate Tyler Jones


By Jesse Dodson

Sam Snead one said, “Forget your opponents; always play against par.” 


That philosophy was challenged January 16th during the final round of the St. George Amateur at St. George Golf Club, the first event of the 2021 Southern Swing. 


Southern Utah University teammates Jake Vincent and Tyler Jones endured a four-hole playoff duel to determine the champion and a Utah State Amateur exemption, both finishing regulation at nine-under par 137.


Jones, the first-round leader, held a three-stroke advantage over Vincent heading into the final round but a back-nine 32 from Vincent (on St. George Golf Club’s front nine), including birdies on the last three holes, sent the first Utah Golf Association PPR event of 2021 into extra holes.


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