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Rovonta Young birdies last hole, fires final-round 66 to capture APGA Tour at World Golf Village title

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Rovonta Young had himself a round to remember.

The 26-year-old played the back nine at the King & Bear course in St. Augustine, Florida, to the tune of 5-under 31, ultimately signing for a final-round 6-under 66 to earn his first professional victory at the APGA Tour’s event at World Golf Village.

Young finished at 4 under for the tournament, one shot clear of both Davin White and Landon Lyons after making a 12-foot birdie putt on his final hole. Wyatt Worthington II and Nyasha Mauchaza finished T-4 at 2 under.

“The conditions today were perfect and I knew I could take advantage,” said Young after the win. “I’ve been working on the mental part of my game with a coach and I’ve gained confidence. The APGA Tour is providing a great opportunity for HBCU players like me by providing greater access.  The caliber of golf courses and players is greatly improved since I started in 2018.”

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The Alabama A&M product has been on the developmental tour for minority golfers, like Kamaiu Johnson and Willie Mack III, for four years. This year, Young has finished sixth in both the APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open Invitational and the APGA Tour Black History Month Classic.

Up next, the APGA Tour heads to Sin City for the APGA Tour Las Vegas at TPC Las Vegas, April 11-13, and then TPC Scottsdale for the APGA Tour Scottsdale, April 18-20.

original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/03/23/rovonta-young-wins-apga-tour-world-golf-village/

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