28 Dec '14, 7pm

Golfweek: Shaffer aims to honor veterans at Patriot All-America: Zeke Shaffer, a juni...

Golfweek: Shaffer aims to honor veterans at Patriot All-America: Zeke Shaffer, a juni...

Some of the nation's top college players will work on the putting range before the opening round of The Patriot All-America Monday morning, and several will do so with Walker Cup, PGA Tour and even major championship dreams. Zeke Shaffer will practice on that same green, but his dreams are a little different. He wants to fly. The junior at Navy will play in the Dec. 29-31 event among a strong 84-man field, but he’s not doing so to boost his World Amateur Golf Ranking or Palmer Cup standing. He jumped at the opportunity to fly to Arizona on his holiday break for a couple of reasons. "It's an honor to be able to represent the Naval Academy and, also, to be able to represent a fallen soldier. It's a really big deal, especially coming from an academy,” said Shaffer. The tournament benefits Folds of Honor, which awards scholarships to families of those who have been injured or ...

Full article: http://golfweek.com/news/2014/dec/28/navy-golf-mens-patri...

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