BLUFFTON, SC (July 13, 2014) Zimbabwean Scott Vincent is the winner of the 15th annual Players Amateur Presented by Nautica. He beat out two others by one stroke to earn the win and an exemption into a PGA TOUR golf tournament.
Vincent is the fifth golfer from Zimbabwe to attend Virginia Tech and the only Hokie to be named to the Ping All American Team. The soon to be senior began Sunday’s round six strokes behind two day leader Ontario’s Garrett Rank who started the day at 13-under par. Vincent’s break came at the seventh hole when Rank carded a 4-over-par 8. Vincent birdied the hole and took the lead at 9-under. Garrett birdied the twelfth hole and regained his share of the lead but Vincent birdied two more times on the back nine and finished with a 68, one stroke ahead of the Canadian.
Vanderbilt’s Hunter Stewart shot even par on the front nine with 3 bogies, a birdie and an eagle, but came to life on the back nine with another eagle and two birdies. He challenged Vincent for the win but came up one stroke short and just missed becoming the tournament’s first back to back champion.
Vincent’s win earns him an exemption into the 2015 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing PGA TOUR golf tournament on Hilton Head Island. Vincent told reporters that he is looking forward to the opportunity, “I am really excited just to see where my game is but also have a chance to meet a lot of the big names that I have grown up admiring as a youngster.”
From RBC Heritage Media Relations….