You've likely got dollar spot. It plagues st Augustine as does brown patch.
Two things you need to pay close attention for. First is do like another poster suggested and dig one of the patches up to make sure your problem isn't grub worms. I don't think it is but it's possible. Second you need to research take-all patch, which is basically a death sentence for a st Augustine yard. I am not suggesting you have take-all patch, but ANY time you have what appears to be a disease problem you need to be ultra vigilant of its progression because what appears to be a treatable disease can turn out to be take all and if you aren't watching it closely you won't be able to treat it when you figure out it's not dollar spot.