Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia senior men’s golfer Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) has been named to the field for the 2018 Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic. The event will take place Nov. 18-20 at the El Paso Country Club in El Paso, Texas.
The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic is one of the premier amateur golf tournaments in the country. The annual event starts with the Titleist Long Drive Contest and PING Putting Contest on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. (MT). The best opportunity for fans to get photos with the future PGA players and obtain autographs is on Sunday immediately following the two contests.
Rounds one and two are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19 with a shotgun start scheduled for 8 a.m. (MT) while the final round is set for 8 a.m. (MT) on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The Lee Trevino Trophy will be presented to the winner immediately following Tuesday’s play.
Some of golf’s brightest stars have traveled to El Paso to compete in the tournament since its inaugural year in 1976.
Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Justin Thomas, Notah Begay and Jerry Pate are just a handful of past participants who went on to have successful PGA careers. College All-America Golf Classic Alumni have combined to win 52 major championships and have earned over $2 billion in career earnings.
The 2018 ACC Individual Champion, Walsh led UVA this fall with a 70.42 scoring average for four tournaments. He was the Cavalier’s top finisher at all four fall events including a first-place finish at the Inverness Intercollegiate.