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Jones Shoots Four-Under Par 212 to Finish Tied for 20th at Florida Open Championships

Jones Shoots Four-Under Par 212 to Finish Tied for 20th at Florida Open Championships

JACKSONVILLE - Florida Southern sophomore-to-be Jimmy Jones shot a four-under par 212 for 54 holes to finish in a six-way tie for 20th place on Sunday at the 69th Annual Florida Open Championships here at the Timuquana Country Club.

Jones shot under par in all three rounds of the event as he carded a 1-under 71 in Friday's first round, before shooting a 2-under par 70 in Saturday's second round and fired a 1-under 71 in Sunday's final round.

Jones's score put the Tampa, Fla., native 10 shots behind 2015 Florida Open champion John Jonas of Jacksonville, who shot a 14-under par 202 for 54 holes to win by two shots Bradenton's Philip Knowles, who shot a 12-under par 204 to finish as the runner-up. Jonas, who was one of four amateurs to finish in the Top 10, is a golfer at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.

In addition to Jones, former Moccasin Hall of Fame men's golfer Greg Koch shot a 5-under 211 for 54 holes to finish in a tie for 17th place. Koch, who was a three-time All-American and played four seasons at FSC from 2004-07, shot rounds of 71, 74 and 66 respecitvely as this year's Florida Open.

Jones and Koch were two of the 44 golfers in the Florida Open Championships that shot under par on the Timuquana Country Club course.   

The Florida Open is not the final golf action of the summer for Jones as he is also scheduled to compete in the Western Amateur Championships on Aug. 3-8 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., and he recently qualified to play in the 2015 United State Amateur Golf Championships on August 17-23 at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. Jones qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championships after tying for medalist honors at a qualifier at the Ocala National Golf Club last Tuesday.  

Jones will play at the Western Amateur, which is one of the most prestigious national amateur tournaments in the country as it attracts a field of 156 players from across the world to play one of the toughest formats in amateur golf, with his Moccasin teammates, sophomores-to-be John Coultas (Valrico, Fla.) and John VanDerLaan (Southbury, Conn.).

Click here for complete results of the 2015 Florida Open Championships