Mondy Wins VSGA Amateur Championship

Blacksburg native Jake Mondy won his second Virginia State Golf Association Amateur title in three years on Saturday at Spring Creek Golf Club.

Mondy, a junior at Auburn, beat Jordan Utley of Richmond in the match-play final of the 101st VSGA Amateur Championship.

After 18 holes in the morning, Mondy held a 4 up lead over Utley, but saw that lead slip away during the second round of 18. The two entered the final hole all square, before Mondy won the final hole to take the 1 up win.

"I've always dreamed of making a putt like that, with my mom standing on the side of the green, my dad looking down on me. It doesn't get any better than that," he said.

Mondy also won the championship in 2012 and says he's in good company when it comes to two-time winners of the event.

"They'll never take that first one away from me, but it's kind of cool to validate it with a second one. You got some, I mean Curtis Strange won this thing twice, Brinson [Paolini] who I've looked up to has won it four times. You've got some pretty special people with their name on that trophy twice so it's pretty satisfying to add my name to that list."

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