Woodruff Posts 76 in Opening Round of Patriot All-America Golf Invitational
PARK, Ariz. — South Carolina sophomore Blaine Woodruff carded an
opening-round 76 (+5) on Wednesday on the Gold Course at Wigwam Golf
Club at the inaugural Patriot All-America Invitational.
finished the day in a tie for 46th. The Acworth, Ga., native was solid
on the front nine as he made par and bogey to open the day and then
reeled off seven straight pars to make the turn at 37 (+1). Woodruff
recorded par on the first two holes of the back nine before making
bogey, double bogey and bogey on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes,
respectively, to fall back to 5-over, where he finished the day.
is competing against a field that features 84 collegiate golfers from
across the nation, including 21 of the world's top-100 ranked amateurs.
Florida State senior Brooks Koepka fired a 4-under 67 to take the
Players earning PING All-America honors from
the previous season in NCAA Divisions I, II and III plus the NAIA and
NJCAA are eligible to be invited to participate in the Patriot
All-America. Additionally, a player from the United States Military,
Naval and Air Force Academies have been invited, along with Golf
Coaches Association of America national award recipients, members of
the most recent Palmer Cup Teams, American Junior Golf Association
All-Americans and Toyota Junior Golf World Cup participants currently
enrolled as college freshmen.
The Wigwam Golf Club, along with
the Arizona Golf Association and the Golf Coaches Association of
America, is partnering with the Folds of Honor Foundation to host the
inaugural Patriot All-America. The AGA is the host organization for the
event, while the GCAA will administer the player invitations. Senator
John McCain and Jerry Colangelo serve as co-chairmen for the event.
show support for Folds of Honor, each golfer is carrying a
commemorative PING golf bag bearing the name of a fallen soldier from
the community in which they live or attend school.