MSSU’s Ben Epperly opens engage in today at Patriot All-The us Invitational | Community Athletics

Missouri Southern junior Ben Epperly will be expending much of his getaway split enjoying golf in the heat of the Valley of the Sunshine.

Epperly, a member of the MSSU men’s golfing team just after transferring from Kirkwood Group Faculty (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), is one particular of 84 PING All-Us citizens who will open participate in currently in the Patriot All-The us Invitational at Wigwam Golfing Vacation resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

The invitational, showcasing PING All-People in america from the previous time in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as effectively as All-People in america from the NAIA, NJCAA and AJGA ranks, runs as a result of Thursday.

The celebration honors U.S. armed service heroes through the week. Each individual participant gets and carries a commemorative PING golfing bag that bears the identify and department of a fallen or wounded hero from their hometown or college. And at the summary of the invitational, the baggage will be transported back again to the players’ educational institutions to be auctioned off. All proceeds will gain the Folds of Honor charity, which assists offer the people of fallen and disabled support customers academic scholarships.

Epperly and other participants will also have the prospect to check out Luke Air Power Foundation, a education centre for F-16 and F-35 fighter pilots found just 15 miles west of Phoenix. There they’ll satisfy with the commanding officer, fighter pilots and crew, and also tour the foundation when taking part in pursuits not often found by civilians.

In his very first time with MSSU given that transferring from Kirkwood CC, Epperily is a indigenous of West Des Moines, Iowa, and was a 4A Iowa condition winner as a junior. He was named the Des Moines Sign-up Golfer of the Calendar year in 2016, when he also named the Iowa Golfing Affiliation Player of the Yr.

Epperly and his MSSU teammates start the spring time on March 1 at the Organic State Golfing Basic in Cabot, Ark.