Rising golf star Kieran Vincent shines at Sea Best Invitational

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Kieran Vincent in sction at the Sea Best InvitationaI this week

Top Zimbabwean amateur golfer Kieran Vincent was the mainstay for the Liberty University team after they opened its 2021-22 season with a runner-up finish at the 2022 Sea Best Invitational on Tuesday.

The team also known as The Flames finished as runner-up for the second consecutive season at the two-day, 54-hole event hosted by Jacksonville at the TPC Sawgrass – Dye’s Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Vincent, in his final year at the University was the pick of the golfers in his team as he tied for an overall second place in the competition with a 1-under par 209 after carding rounds of 71-70-68.

The Zimbabwean who is the younger brother of the country’s top professional Scott Vincent, has played in this tournament five previous seasons, posting top-20 finishes in 2019, 2020 and 2021 and boasted of a career scoring average of 71.25 at the course prior to the event.

Last year, Vincent was also The Flames’ top performer at the tournament after finishing tied for sixth place with a 4-over par 214 score.

Nick Gabrelcik from the University of North Florida’s claimed medallist honours after he shot a winning score of 7-under par 203 (69-69-65) lead Vincent and teammate John DuBois six shots on the leaderboard.

Vincent’s teammates Jonathan Yaun and Austin Barbin were tied in 15th place while Austin Duncan was 27th and Brett Reid completed the event in a tie for 41st position.

The Flames’ next assignment will be at the 2022 Gator Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Florida on February 12 and 13.

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