Iowa's Brant to participate in All America Golf Classic

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 09, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa golfer Chris Brant has been invited to play in the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 20-22, according to a release.

The Titleist Long Drive Contest and the Ping Putting Contest will kick off the event on Nov. 20, followed by 36 holes of play on Nov. 21 and a final round on Nov. 22.

Brant is one of 28 Division-I golfers invited to take part in the event. Illinois' Luke Guthrie is the only other Big Ten golfer to be invited.

The Iowa senior won his first career tournament outright in September at the Golden Gopher Invitational. Brant fired a three-round score of 2-under 214, including two subpar rounds in Minnesota. His fall season scoring average through five events was 73.67.

The Edwardsville, Ill., native placed second at the Illinois State Amateur this past summer. Brant also placed in the top 10 at the Metropolitan St. Louis open (sixth) and at the Trans-Miss Amateur (tied for eighth).

For Brant's participation, Iowa will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Former winners of the event include Web Simpson (2007), Ricky Barnes (2000), Matt Kuchar (1999), Tiger Woods (1995), Notah Begay (1994), David Duval (1991), and Davis Love III (1984).

— by Ben Schuff

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