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K. VINCENT WINS ON SUNSHINE TOUR, PIETERS T2 IN BELGIUM

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Written by
Mike McAllister
May 26 2024
- 4 MIN
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Kieran Vincent won his second professional event, shooting a bogey-free 6-under 66 in Sunday’s final round of the KitKat Cash & Carry Pro-Am in South Africa on the Sunshine Tour.

Vincent, a member of Jon Rahm’s Legion XIII team, finished at 21 under for the four-stroke victory. The Zimbabwean, who turned pro in 2022, won last year’s International Series Vietnam on the Asian Tour.

“It hasn’t quite sunk in yet, but I’m here on an invite so I’m super-grateful to KitKat Cash & Carry for this opportunity,” said Vincent, whose mother and sister were in the gallery Sunday. 

“Any time you win, it’s a huge boost, wherever it is. I have a long season ahead and there’s still a lot of work to do.”

The 26-year-old Vincent had entered the final round tied for the lead with James Mack but took control with a string of three consecutive birdies around the turn, including a 40-foot birdie putt at the par-5 10th. He ended his round with consecutive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes.

“I’m very excited because we did a lot of good things today and a lot of hard work has gone into making this first professional win with my caddie [Alexandre Fuchs] a reality,” Vincent said.

PIETERS T2 IN BELGIUM: RangeGoats GC member Thomas Pieters shot a final-round 66 to tie for second at the DP World Tour’s Soudal Open in his native Belgium. Pieters finished at 17 under, one shot behind winner Nacho Elvira.

SCOTT VINCENT T6 IN JAPAN: While his younger brother was winning in South Africa, Scott Vincent finished tied for sixth at the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour. Vincent, a member of Iron Heads GC, shot his third consecutive 69 of the week to finish at 8 under, four shots behind winner Ryosuke Kinoshita. Iron Heads teammate Jinichiro Kozuma shot 68 and tied for 28th.

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