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Jones in first pro win of new year

Young professional golfer Nick Jones was on cloud nine after his one shot win at the inaugural Daytona Beach Open in Florida to win his first professional title of the new year.

Jones had to overcome a one shot deficit held by Doug Hurson on the first day, and did just that, following his eight under first round with a five under second round to finish at 13 under.

Considering he had struggled at his last event, Jones was delighted with how the weekend went, most notably his putter.

“My putting was much better this time around, on the back nine alone I only putted eight or nine times, I was making everything so I was pleased,” said Jones.

“My round started with me one shot back, I triple bogeyed eight to go one over and I told myself that if I wanted to win I needed to make shots.

“I had to take it one shot at a time, I couldn't get ahead of myself and I couldn't expect anything, just play my game.

“I shot two good rounds, an eight under and a five under so it was really good out there, and I knew it could be my day when I sunk the 10 foot putt on 18 to get the par.”

Jones had been working tirelessly throughout the weeks leading up to the tournament and was happy to see his hard work pay off.

Looking to the future, the pro has another two-day event on his plate and will try to continue improving his game as he looks for another title.

“Looking at the last time I went out to now it was important to work on my game, especially my putting which I have been practising on really hard,” he said.

“I am playing in another two day event in the next or so I have to keep on top of my game, my putting my approach and these little things that go a long way for your overall round.”

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Published March 28, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated March 28, 2011 at 9:48 am)

Jones in first pro win of new year

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