Vincent caps off remarkable season with top-10 finish in Japan

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 29: Scott Vincent of Zimbabwe waits to play the third hole during the first round of the Men's Individual Stroke Play event on Day 9 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Kasumigaseki Country Club on July 29, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR/IGF)

Zimbabwe’s leading professional golfer Scott Vincent capped off what has been a remarkable season on the Japan Golf Tour in style after finishing in a tie for seventh position in the season-ending Golf Nippon Series JT Cup at the Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club on Sunday.

The season-ending Golf Nippon Series JT Cup is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour and open to the leading 30 golfers on the money list and this season’s tournament winners.

Vincent, who won twice on the Japan Tour this season ensured he ended his 20021 season ins style after carding rounds of 73, 65, 66 and 70 for a tournament total of six-under-par 274.

The 29-year-old Zimbabwean was the only non-Japanese player inside the top nine on the leaderboard and he finished six shots behind the eventual winner Tanihara Hideto.

A big year for the Vincents!

He went into the week after announcing 1that his wife Kelsey, who also travels to tournaments with him as his caddy, is pregnant with their first child. The pair

Vincent won twice on the Japan Golf Tour this season after clinching the ANA Open and the Sansan KBC Augusta on August 29 and September 19 respectively.

In addition to his two victories, Vincent also boasts of a runner up finish and seven top 10s on the Japan Golf Tour this season while he also finished a creditable 16th at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

He finished 11th on the Japan Tour’s money list and was in the Top 10 if you only include events in Japan with earnings totalling over $700 000 this year.

Vincent’s good form means he is on course to reach his main target of breaking into the top 100 on the world rankings. He is currently ranked 109th on the global rankings.


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