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Patterson Places 6th at NCCAAs, Earns All-American Honors

Patterson Places 6th at NCCAAs, Earns All-American Honors

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- Trey Patterson posted a final round 73 to finish in sixth and be named 1st-team All-American at the NCCAA Men's Golf National Championships held at the Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach.

For the tournament, Patterson posted a 215 to finish at 1-under. Oklahoma Christian's Vilhelm Bogstrand won the individual title by finishing at 8-under 208 for the tournament. Oklahoma Christian, a perennial power in the NAIA and now NCAA Division II, placed five golfers in the top 10.

Patterson's tournament run was outstanding on many levels. By placing sixth, Patterson was named an NCCAA Men's Golf 1st-team All-American, making him the first to achieve the feat in school history. Patterson, along with teammate Levi Nix, was one of the few golfers in the tournament that was playing for individual scores and not a team score. Head coach Trevor Potts noted that playing as an individual, "is just a different atmosphere than playing for your team, making it somewhat more difficult."

On Wednesday, Patterson was 2-under for the day through the first nine holes. The sophomore birdied holes 1 and 3 and made par on the other seven holes. The back nine was rougher on Patterson as he made just one birdie and had three bogeys.

Patterson made 12 birdies in the tournament.

The fall season wrapped up for Covenant with this tournament. Patterson and the Scots team will return to action in the spring.

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