LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. — Arkansas men’s golf senior Sebastian Cappelen will look to defend his title at the Patriot All-America and will be joined by sophomore Taylor Moore as the duo opens play on Sunday at The Wigwam Gold Course. Cappelen and Moore will play together in round one, going off the first tee at 10:40 a.m. The Patriot All-America is an invite only event, as the 84-player field will take on the par 71 course over three days. Live scoring for each round can be found at www.PatriotAllAmerica.com while updates on Cappelen and Moore’s play can be found by following @RazorbackMGolf on Twitter. Cappelen captured the 54-hole event last year, leading from start-to-finish with a 68(-3)-70(-1)-68(-3)/206(-7) scorecard. Heading into the 18th hole in the final round, Cappelen was tied with UNLV’s Kevin Penner, but was able to come away with the one-stroke victory with his 16th birdie of the tournament on the par 4, 432-yard hole by rolling in a 16-foot putt. Former Razorback and 2013 graduate Austin Cook tied for eighth last year, while Moore tied for 21st. With a top 10 showing at the Western Refining Collegiate All-American Golf Classic in late November and a standout fall campaign, Cappelen was ranked No. 5 in the Fall Palmer Cup rankings for Team Europe. Cappelen is also current No. 4 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR). Cappelen’s fall featured a counting score in all 15 of the team’s rounds, as he finished in the top 20 of all five events, highlighted by a win at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate. It marked the fourth straight year he has won a tournament. Cappelen finished under-par eight times en route to producing a team-low 71.5 stroke average to currently ranked No. 25 by Golfweek and No. 62 in the Golfstat Cup ranking.
The Patriot All-America is the start of a busy few weeks for Moore, as he’ll also play in the Saguaro Amateur at Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Arizona. The reigning SEC Co-Freshman of the Year, Moore’s sophomore campaign started with a 73.8 stroke average over five events this past fall. Moore posted a pair of top 10s and was the team’s low-man in four rounds. He also led the Razorbacks with 51 birdies. At last year’s Patriot All-America event, Moore closed with back-to-back even par 71s.