UPDATED 12/31: Shih Caps Patriot All-America with 16th-Place Finish
Results | 12/31 Update: Columbia first-year men's golfer Harrison Shih capped a stellar performance at the Patriot All-America with a final round 73 to finish in a tie for 16th. The tally matched his first round score and finished just nine strokes back of tournament winner Sebastian Cappelan.
12/30 Update: Shih made his way up the leaderboard during round two of The Patriot All-America, shooting a one-under 69 to move into a tie for 19th. The Columbia first-year was just one of 13 golfers to shoot under par Sunday and is plus-two through the first two rounds. The Patriot All-America will conclude Monday with the final round of action at the Wigman Golf Course.
12/29 Update: Shih opened The Patriot All-America Saturday with a first-round score of 73. The three-over par mark places the Columbia first-year in a tie for 30th, just five strokes back of the tournament leaders, Sebastian Cappelen and Kenin Penner. Shih will tee off Sunday at 1:20 p.m. in round two.
NEW YORK – First-year men’s golfer Harrison Shih has been invited to play in the prestigious 2012 Patriot All-America golf tournament Dec. 27-31, hosted by The Wigwam Gold Course in Litchfield, Ariz.
Established by the Golf Coaches Association of America, in conjunction with the Folds of Honor Foundation, The Patriot All-America seeks to honor fallen military members, while providing the top collegiate golfers a “bowl game” experience.
In its second year, The Patriot All-America provides Folds of Honor a platform to honor our nation’s fallen heroes. Each member of the 84-player field will carry a donated PING golf bag embroidered with a warrior’s name from their hometown or school. Following the tournament, each bag will be auctioned off with the proceeds benefiting the Fold of Honor Charity.
The 54-hole tournament features 84 of the nation’s top golfers from each of the NCAA’s three divisions, as well as competitors from the NAIA and NJCAA. The Wigwam Gold Course, nicknamed “Arizona’s Monster” is a par-70 course that plays at more than 7,430 yards.