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Braden Thornberry, a former DeSoto Central state golf champion and defending NCAA individual golf champion from Ole Miss, was named the AmateurGolf.com Men's Player of the Year, after turning in several top finishes during the past golf season. 

Credit: Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss men’s golfer Braden Thornberry, a junior from DeSoto Central, was named the AmatuerGolf.com Men’s Player of the Year after turning in multiple top finishes throughout 2017.

“This game has been so special to me,” Thornberry said. “My game has gone to a new level, and I have learned so much.”

Thornberry’s year consisted of titles to three of amateur’s golf biggest championships, including the NCAA championship, to claim the honor by nearly 1,000 points ahead of Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill.

“This is another outstanding honor for Braden,” head coach Chris Malloy said. “He has continued to work extremely hard even after all of his successes and this is just the start of a very special golf career for him.”

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