Thornberry takes NCAA golf title, named First Team All American

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Braden Thornberry

Ole Miss sophomore golfer Braden Thornberry won the NCAA Arnold Palmer Individual National Championship on Monday and followed that up by being named one of 10 PING First-Team All-Americans by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Tuesday.

The Olive Branch native posted five wins this season, including Monday’s NCAA national championship, and led the nation in stroke average at 69.57, according to olemisssports.com. His seven career wins in just two season is tied with Dave Peege for the most in school history.

Here’s a look at what Rick Cleveland had to say about Thornberry in April:

At age 10, Thornberry found the right game