(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — Senior Greensboro College men’s golfer, Ben Nihart, finished the prestigious three-day Patriot All-America Championship on Friday at the Wigwam Golf Club in Phoenix, AZ. Nihart placed 50th in the 54-hole collegiate golf tournament consisting of over 80 Division I, II and III PING All-Americans from the previous season.
He opened the tournament with an opening round 73, while playing alongside Stanford All-American Andrew Yun. Nihart bettered his score on day-two, firing an even par-71, to move into a tie for 28th overall. He conlcuded the tournament with an 80 to solidify a spot in the top 50.
Cory Whitsett from the University of Alabama took home the title with an overall score of 199 (69-64-66).
In cooperation with the Folds of Honor Foundation, each participant in the Patriot All-America Invitational represented a fallen service member. Each player in the field received a bag with the name of a fallen military member. Nihart represented Christopher S. Cash, a fallen Captain in the Army, from Winterville, NC.
The bags will be auctioned off with all of the proceeds going to the Folds of Honor Foundation which provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.
Nihart had an All-American year as a junior, leading Greensboro to the NCAA Division III National Championship. The Pride entered his senior campaign this fall as the top ranked team in the nation. After a strong finish to the semester, Greensboro will kick up its title defense in the spring.