The last amateur golf title of 2020 will go to Graysen Huff. The Auburn senior put together a clean card in the final round of the Patriot All-America at the Gold Course at Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona, and clinched the title by two shots.
Huff’s final-round 67 included five birdies and moved him to 8 under for the tournament.
Dan Bradbury of Lincoln Memorial University finished second at 6 under while Clemson’s Turk Pettit and Oklahoma’s Logan McAllister tied for third at 4 under. All three of those players fired closing rounds of 66 on Thursday.
The Patriot All-America Invitational started in 2011 and features a cross-section of college golf talent from all divisions.
Each golfer in the tournament honors a fallen or severely injured soldier by carrying a bag bearing that person’s name.
Scores: Patriot All-America
It has been a busy summer – and fall – for Huff, but despite contending in several events in 2020, to the tune of five top-10 finishes in major college and amateur events, Huff had yet to close one out.
Until New Year’s Eve.
With the Patriot All-America title, Huff, from Eagle, Idaho, claims his first major victory since tying for individual medalist honors at the 2019 SEC Championship.
Graysen Huff is the 2020 Patriot All-America Champion. pic.twitter.com/mgWx19LvBy
— Patriot All-America Invitational | Golf Tournament (@PatriotAllAm) December 31, 2020
Entering the final round at the Wigwam Resort, Huff had a one-shot lead. A second-round 70 in chilly, blustery conditions was key in allowing him to maintain the lead position entering the final round. Huff battled for that score, overcoming a double-bogey on the par-4 second at the start of his day. He recovered to play the rest of the round in 2 under.
“You can’t win a tournament in the first two days – the last day is when you go out and win,” said Huff, who finished T-12 in the 2019 Patriot All-America Invitational.
He made good on that statement to end the year.
Patriot All-American champions
2020 – Graysen Huff, Auburn
2019 – Noah Norton, Georgia Tech
2018 – Isaiah Jackson, Memphis
2017 – Mason Overstreet, Arkansas
2016 – Cameron Champ, Texas A&M
2015 – Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss
2014 – Kyle Kochevar, Virginia
2013 – Kyle Westmoreland, Air Force
2012 – Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas
2011 – Cory Whitsett, Alabama
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