Jaguar Women’s Golfer Win Suncoast Ladies Tour Event

July 2, 2015 · By · Filed Under Golf, News 
Kaeli Jones made history by winning the Suncoast Ladies Tour event with a 3-under 213 to also be the low amateur of the tournament. | photo credit: USAJaguars.com

Kaeli Jones made history by winning the Suncoast Ladies Tour event with a 3-under 213 to also be the low amateur of the tournament. | photo credit: USAJaguars.com

South Alabama women’s golfer Kaeli Jones had a historic three day tournament on the Suncoast Ladies Tour tournament at Black Bear Golf Club in Eustis, Florida over the last three day.

Jones shot a three-round, 3-under par 213 to become the first champion and low amateur on the Suncoast Ladies Tour.

Jones shot a 1-over par 73 in Monday’s opening round after playing her final six holes at 3-under which included an eagle at the par-5 16th and birdie on the par-four 17th.

She followed with a 3-under 69 on Tuesday to tie a career low, after playing the front nine at 1-under with a bogey-free back nine at 2-under par.

Entering the final round on Wednesday she held the lead and shot a 1-under par 71 which included a stretch of holes where she had birdied four out of five holes on the front nine.

She was unsure of her standing on the leaderboard after double bogey on the par-four 18th, her final hole of the tournament. But when she arrived at the clubhouse her mother was there to tell her she won the tournament.

Over the three-day tournament, Jones had 11 birdies while playing the par-five’s at 5-under par for the tournament and the par-threes at 2-under par.

Jones will turn her sights on preparing for the United States Golf Association Women’s Amateur qualifier at Kenwood Golf Club in Bethesda, Maryland on July 8. She needs to shoot par or better in order to qualify for the 115th US Women’s Amateur at Portland Golf Club in Portland, Oregon August 10-16.

Jones, a 5’5″ Sumterville, FL native, completed her freshman season with the Jaguars. Previously she lettered at IMG Academy while earning four top-five finishes in 2014.

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