The Vincents celebrate a breakthrough in faraway Japan

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Scott Vincent and wife Kelsey celebrated their victory on the 18th green of the Keya Golf Club as if it was a romantic scene from the movies.
Scott Vincent and wife Kelsey celebrated their victory on the 18th green of the Keya Golf Club as if it was a romantic scene from the movies. Photo: Asian Tour

Hugs and kisses. Scott Vincent and wife Kelsey celebrated their victory on the 18th green of the Keya Golf Club as if it was a romantic scene from the movies. For a while, everybody just waited to give them time to enjoy the happiness.

Scott Vincent with wife Kelsey after winning the Sansan KBC Augusta for his first win on the Japan Golf Tour at the Keya Golf Club on Sunday.
Scott Vincent with wife Kelsey after winning the Sansan KBC Augusta for his first win on the Japan Golf Tour at the Keya Golf Club on Sunday.

This is Scott’s third year on the Japan Golf Tour, and at last he succeeded to win on Tour with Kelsey on the bag and supporting him all the way at the Sansan KBC Augusta. The last player from Zimbabwe to win in Japan was Nick Price at the Suntory Open in 1999.

“I am surrounded by friends, and I have my loving wife beside me. I am surprised that we could win together again at Keya GC,” said Scott.

The couple first met in their Virginia Tech days. Kelsey was a year younger and was the star player on the soccer team. “It was love at first sight. I have never met such an incredibly beautiful lady,” said Scott.

They got married four years ago, and next week on Kelsey started caddying for Scott.
“The Tokyo Olympics was once in a lifetime experience,” recalled Scott, of course with Kelsey beside him.

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Kelsey used to be a star player in Iceland’s professional soccer team, but no matter how much Scott insists, she won’t play golf. “Maybe, it’s because she watches my mental ups and downs during play,” he says.

Although she has never played golf, Kelsey is perfect with yardages and reading the wind.
“During the tournament, you tend to think negative, but she tells me to calm down and be diligent. She is always by my side. She is the world’s No 1 wife and caddy,” gushed Scott.

Thanks to Kelsey, Scott was able to pull off a dramatic finish after going into the 18th with a one-shot lead. “I told myself anywhere except left. But it went way left. I thought it was OB,” said Scott.

Luckily, the ball was inside the OB zone but under the cliff. Kelsey told Scott to calm down. The advice helped Scott hit it out to the fairway. His third shot reached the right fringe and he got to 80cm with his wedge.

Scott spread his arms and said, “It felt long,” but he made the par putt to win by 1 shot. He had played a bogey-free round of 68 for a wire-to-wire victory.

This is Scott’s second win at Keya GC as he had won on the feeder tour in 2019.

“We added another great memory on my favourite course,” said Scott.

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