Golf Academy of America Alumnus Chad Pfeifer Wins Third Consecutive Warrior Open For Wounded Veterans
Oct 1, 2013
Wins Event Overseen By President George W. Bush By Nine Strokes
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Sept. 28, Ret. Cpl. Chad Pfeifer, an alumnus of Golf Academy of America, won the Warrior Open, organized by the George W. Bush Institute and overseen by President George W. Bush, by nine strokes, topping a field of 23 retired servicemen wounded in combat. The victory was Pfeifer's third straight, coming in the event's third year. Rounds of 71-75 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas gave him a four-over par total of 146 for the event.
Last year, with former President George W. Bush as a witness, Pfeifer made a hole-in-one on Las Colinas' fourth hole en route to a 15-stroke victory.
The 2013 Warrior Open field also included current Golf Academy of America student SSG Andrew Montgomery, who finished in 19th place. Pfeifer graduated from Golf Academy of America's Phoenix Campus while Montgomery is currently enrolled at the campus in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A PGA professional, Pfeifer works at Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Ariz., and plays in mini-tour events.
While serving in Iraq in 2007, Pfeifer lost his left leg when a bomb exploded under the vehicle he was driving home from a patrol.
He took up golf as part of his recovery and enrolled in Golf Academy of America. He shot a career-best 65 while winning the 2011 National Amputee Championship.
"Chad's hard work and accomplishments have been an inspiration to our students and faculty," said Golf Academy of America president Jim Hart. "We are honored to have two of our students selected for this elite event recognizing veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country."
About Golf Academy of America
Golf Academy of America (formerly the San Diego Golf Academy) is the largest and longest-running two-year golf college in the world. Golf Academy of America's 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and comprehensive understanding of the game and the business of golf. Campuses are located in San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Dallas. For more information, call 800-342-7342 or visit www.GolfAcademy.edu. The schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.