Hunter Eichhorn takes over lead at the Patriot All-America
Hunter Eichhorn takes a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Patriot All-America
It was a mild 61 degrees in the Phoenix area on Thursday but Hunter Eichhorn
, a fifth-year senior at Marquette created a heatwave of his own at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield, Ariz. by carding a 7-under 63 to take the 36-hole lead at the Patriot All-America Invitational.
After opening with a 4-under 67 on Wednesday, the two-time BIG EAST Player of the Year made seven birdies in a bogey-free round to move to 10-under 130 for the tournament, which is good for a one-stroke lead over Mason Andersen
of Arizona State and Palmer Jackson
of Notre Dame heading into Friday's final round.
First-round leader Chase Sienkiewicz
of the University of Arizona, who carded a 1-under 69 on Thursday, is tied for third with Connor Howe
of Georgia Tech at 8-under 132. Tyler Wilkes
, a sophomore at the University of Florida, moved into a tie for 8th place at 6-under 134 after making birdies on his final four holes en route to a second-round 64.
U.S. Amateur champion James Piot
of Michigan State began the day just one off the lead but slipped down into a tie for 12th after shooting a 1-over 71 on Thursday.
Eichhorn, a native of Carney, Mich., which is located in Menominee County along US-41 in the Upper Peninsula, took advantage of a fifth year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the pandemic. He's won five times as a collegian and earned BIG EAST Player of the Year honors in 2017-18 and 2020-21.
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
in all of golf.
84 top collegiate players named to the PING All-
America team in NCAA Division I,II and III, NAIA
NJCAA, AJGA, one player from each military
and select international players compete in a 54-
Each player honors our military by carrying a bag
the name, rank and service of a fallen or severely
wounded soldier embroidered on the pocket.
the championship, the bags go to the players’ school
for auction, with proceeds benefiting the Folds of
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