Kyle Kochevar wins Patriot All-America in playoff
Kyle Kochevar
Kyle Kochevar

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (Dec. 31, 2014) — A sudden-death playoff was needed to decide the Patriot All-America on Wednesday at Wigwam Resort's Gold Course as Virginia junior Kyle Kochevar ousted Arizona freshman George Cunningham to take home the title.

Kochevar and Cunningham finished the 54-hole tournament as the only two players under-par, and were also the only players to post under-par scores in the final round.

Kochevar carded two-under 68 while Cunningham's final-round 66 was the lowest round of the tournament, both played in cold, wet conditions. Cunningham needed three back-nine birdies to force his way into the eventual two-hole playoff.

University of Oregon sophomore Thomas Lim took third at even-par, followed by his freshman teammate Aaron Wise at one-over.

Wise held the 36-hole lead but shot 74 on the final day to to finish two back.

ABOUT THE Patriot All-America

The Wigwam and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), in partnership with the Folds of Honor Foundation present the Patriot All- America Invitational. It's one of the most unique events in all of golf.

84 top collegiate players named to the PING All- America team in NCAA Division I,II and III, NAIA and NJCAA, AJGA, one player from each military academy and select international players compete in a 54- hole championship.

Each player honors our military by carrying a bag with the name, rank and service of a fallen or severely wounded soldier embroidered on the pocket. Following the championship, the bags go to the players’ school for auction, with proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor.

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