Dawson Jones not solely cruised to the title on the New Jersey Novice Golf Championship, he broke the report he set two years in the past.

The Monmouth County resident capped his wire-to-wire victory Friday morning on the weather-delayed 118th NJSGA Novice by setting the match report for lowest 72-hole rating relative to par: 15-under 273.

Jones, 21, accomplished his ultimate spherical at Three-under 69 at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Branchburg to complete six strokes forward of fellow Monmouth County resident Jack Wall and Vincent Kwon of Burlington County.

Jones is having fun with an impressive season since graduating from Rhode Island with a level in accounting. He gained the Metropolitan Golf Affiliation “Ike” Stroke Play Championship in June, and on Monday certified for the U.S. Novice.

“After a few weeks in the past of successful the Ike, I felt like I may very well be ready to win,” Jones stated. “There was much less stress on me after successful the Ike.”

Good golf after unhealthy climate

Thursday lightning prevented a dozen gamers from finishing their spherical and Jones completed his final 4 holes Friday morning at 1-under. He completed par, birdie, bogey, birdie to interrupt the report of 14-under he set in 2017 at Tavistock CC in Haddonfield.

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Jones made a Three-footer for par on the 15th gap. He made a 12-footer for birdie on the 16th. On the 17th, he three-putted from 30 toes for bogey. On the 18th, a 550-yard par-5, he birdied by reaching the inexperienced in two and two-putting from 15 toes.

“It is a completely completely different feeling than successful at Tavistock,” stated Jones, who two years in the past rallied to win with a final-round, 7-under 65. “It enabled me to play aggressive and not attempt to make as many birdies.”

Who made the highest 5?

That is the second consecutive yr that Wall has completed second. Wall, 18, was paired with Jones within the ultimate twosome and closed with 70 for his 279. The Brielle resident and up to date Christian Brothers Academy graduate performed his final 4 holes at even-par: birdie, par, bogey, par.

Kwon catapulted right into a share of second place with the perfect ultimate spherical of this match: 67. He closed his bogey-free journey Friday with a birdie and par.

Kwon’s surge meant that Chris Gotterup of Monmouth County, who completed his spherical Thursday, dropped one spot to fourth. Gotterup, 19, a Little Silver resident and junior at Rutgers, had shot 68 for 280.

Rounding out the highest 5 was Troy Vannucci of Burlington County. Vannucci, 27, a Marlton resident, birdied the 18th on Friday to shut with 69 for 282.

118th New Jersey Novice Golf Championship                                                            

at Neshanic Valley GC, Branchburg                                                                  

Par: 72; Yardage: 6,942                                                          


Dawson Jones, Howell 64-69-71-69-273

Jack Wall, Brielle 67-70-72-70-279

Vincent Kwon, Marlton 68-71-73-67-279

Chris Gotterup, Little Silver 70-71-71-68-280

Troy Vannucci, Marlton 67-73-73-69-282

Brandon Dalinka, Margate 68-71-73-71-283

Jason Bataille, Bridgewater 68-71-73-72-284

Brendan Hansen, Spring Lake Heights 69-71-70-75-285

Dan Macdonald, Ridgewood 71- 69-73-73-286

Franco Castro, Highland Park 72-71-71-72-286

Tom Collins, Morristown 70-71-68-77-286

Nick Branchina, Summit 72-70-74-70-286

Logan Sabins, Spring Lake Heights 71-71-73-72-287

Zach Arsenault, Medford 73-70-73-72-287

Thomas Urciuoli, Quick Hills 70-73-71-74-288

Chester Patterson, Basking Ridge 71-72-73-74-290

Jeremy Wall, Brielle 72-75-71-71-291

Sam Goldenring, Florham Park 71-71-77-72-291

Brett Inserra, Higher Saddle River 68-72-73-79-292

Steve Zychowski, Summit 75-71-71-75-292

Michael Brown, Maple Shade 72-72-74-74-292

Michael O’Connell, Mahwah 76-71-74-72-293

Ethan Wall, Brielle 72-70-72-79-293

Akhil Giri, Moorestown 70-77-75-72-294

Will Celiberti, Ridgewood 70-72-78-74-294

Matthew Cocorikis, Monroe 74-73-72-76-295

Anthony Brodeur, Essex Fells 74-71-74-76-295

Thomas La Morte, Haworth 70-74-76-75-295

Paolo Matti, Union 71-73-73-82-299

David Sampson, Oradell 72-74-81-72-299

Randall Lazzaro, Colts Neck 74-73-80-72-299

Sul Im, Plainsboro 72-73-78-76-299

Robert Weise, Freehold 71-73-75-81-300

William O’Neill, Morristown 75-72-75-78-300

Mark Bryant, Hardwick 74-71-81-74-300

Tom Timby, Sea Isle Metropolis 70-77-73-81-301

Ronald Fischang, Basking Ridge 72-75-79-75-301

Brian Keane, West Windsor 71-75-75-80-301

Liam Larkin, Inexperienced Brook 72-72-80-81-305

Gregor Tait, South Orange 72-66-70-WD-WD

Spencer Weiner, Quick Hills 74-70-75-WD-WD

Ryan Lee, Norwood 74-71-78-WD-WD