Philip Colwell Tied For Ninth at Patriot All-America Invitational
Dec. 28, 2011
Litchfield Park, Ariz. - Air Force sophomore Philip Colwell fired a one-under par 70 and is in a tie for ninth place after the first round of the inaugural Patriot All-America Invitational on the Gold Course at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Colwell is one of 82 participants in the tournament, which includes 21 of the world's top 100-ranked amateurs.
In cooperation with the Folds of Honor Foundation, each participant in the tournament shall represent a fallen service member. Colwell is representing Air Force Major Philip D. Ambard, a professor in the foreign language department at the Air Force Academy who was killed on April 27, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan.
"This tournament is obviously a great cause," said Colwell after his round. "I feel like playing well really means a lot to me right now. If I could come out tomorrow, come out with a game plan and continue to play well it would be great."
"This is an incredible experience for Philip," said Air Force head coach George Koury. "It is a great confidence boost finishing his opening round under par and in the top ten."
Florida State senior Brooks Koepka leads the tournament after shooting a four-under par 67. Texas A&M sophomore Johannes Veerman is second after a first-round 68.
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