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Hunter Eichhorn takes over lead at the Patriot All-America
30 Dec 2021
by Jim Young of AmateurGolf.com

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Hunter Eichhorn takes a one-stroke lead into the final round of 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.

Results: Patriot All-America
1UTConnor HoweOgden, UT80066-66-63=195
2PAPalmer JacksonMurrysville, PA50064-67-67=198
T3MIHunter EichhornCarney, MI40067-63-69=199
T3NCNick LyerlySalisbury, NC40066-68-65=199
T3AZMason AndersenChandler, AZ40065-66-68=199

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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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