LICHTFIELD PARK, Arizona — A cool week in the Phoenix area for the Patriot All-America Invitational got even chillier Monday and Jordan Hahn's game reflected it it.
The University of Wisconsin golfer, who was tied for fifth entering the final round, struggled to a closing 79 in the brisk conditions and finished tied for 26th in the invitation-only event for some of the nation's top college golfers. His 54-hole total of 7-over 217 was 12 shots behind winner Isaiah Jackson of the University of Memphis, whose final-round 70 gave him a three-shot win.
It was a rugged start to the final round for Hahn, who went par/bogey/double-bogey/birdie in his first four holes to sit at 2-over. He bogeyed No. 7 and made a quadruple-bogey 8 to make the turn in 7-over 42 and then didn't make a birdie on the back nine, making bogeys at Nos. 12 and 15 for a 37.
Marquette's Hunter Eichhorn continued his comeback from an opening 77. He shot 1-over 71 and finished tied for 33rd at 8-over 218.
Former Marquette golfer Ferdinand Müller, who transferred at the start of the school year to Oklahoma State, shot 70 and finished tied for 14th.
The 54-hole tournament captures the tradition of a holiday bowl game experience for the 84 golfers in the field and benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in armed service.
The event also honors military heroes with each golfer receiving and carrying a commemorative Ping golf bags that bears the name and branch of a fallen or wounded hero from their hometown or school. After the tournament, the bags are shipped back to the player's school where they are auctioned off with the proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor charity.
Hahn played for the late Army Staff Sgt. Kevin M. Pape, of Fort Wayne. Eichhorn playing for the late 1985 Marquette graduate and former Marine Corps Major Nicholas Ferencz III.