Air Force Men and Army Women win Armed Forces Golf; Westmoreland and Ramirez win men's and women's titles

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FORT JACKSON, SC –   Army Women and Air Force Men take team gold as Air Force 1st Lt. Kyle Westmoreland of Charleston AFB, S.C. and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Maggie Ramirez of NAS Coronado, Calif. capture individual gold in the 2016 Armed Forces Golf Championship hosted at the beautiful Fort Jackson Golf Course in South Carolina.

On the men’s side, Army’s Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian King of Fort Rucker, Ala. opened up day one with 3-under par. 

Westmoreland countered with his own 3-under on day two and 4-under on the final day to capture his first Armed Forces Men’s gold scoring 280 (-8).  

King took silver with 283 (-5) as CPT Ryan Allred of West Point, N.Y. and Air Force 1st Lt Miguel Macias of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio tied for the bronze medal, each scoring 288 (Even).  

With Westmoreland leading the charge, Air Force Men returned to the podium to take the team gold shooting a combined score of 1,452 over defending champion Army (1,456).

Air Force has won nine of the last 10 Armed Forces Men’s Championship since 2006.

MEN’S FINAL TEAM STANDINGS: 1ST Place Air Force (1,452); 2nd Place Army (1,456); 3rd Place Navy (1,497); 4th Place Marine Corps (1,535) 

On the women’s side, defending champion Air Force Major Linda Jeffrey of Maxwell AFB, Ala. jumped ahead of the competition scoring 76 (4) along with teammate 1st Lt. Deborah Kim’s 79 (5) to take the team lead, wrapping up day one. 

On day-two, Navy’s Ramirez settled down scoring 77 (5) and remained in the lead for the rest of the tournament winning her first Armed Forces Women’s Golf crown by six strokes.  

Army’s Col. Shauna Synder of Falls Church, Va. captured the silver medal with Air Force’s Kim taking bronze.  

In the team competition, Air Force sat comfortably, holding a nine-stroke lead at the start of day-four.  Army’s Synder and Spc. Brenna Forsberg of Stuttgart, Germany closed the gap to tie, scoring a combined 156 compared to Air Force’s 165.

Army and Air Force went to the sudden death tie breaker for team gold wtih Army’s Synder facing Air Force’s Kim. On the first hole, Synder prevailed shooting par after Kim boogied.  

WOMEN’S FINAL TEAM STANDINGS: 1ST Place Army (640); 2nd Place Air Force (640); 3rd Place Navy (642); 4th Place Marine Corps (792)

After the medals were presented, the top six men and top two women of the Armed Forces Golf Championship were selected to represent the United States at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship in Amsterdam, Netherlands from August 28 to September 4, 2016. 

Team USA:
Women:
Petty Officer 3rd Class Maggie Ramirez (Navy) NAS Coronado, Calif.
Col. Shauna Snyder (Army), Fall Church, Va.

Men:
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian King (Army), Ft Rucker Ala.
Capt. Joseph Cave (Army), Army Reserves, Calif.
Capt. Ryan Allred (Army), West Point, N.Y.
1st Lt. Miguel Macias (Air Force), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1st Lt. Kyle Westmoreland (Air Force), Charleston AFB, S.C.
Senior Airman Dalton Dishman (Air Force), Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan


Complete Results

Men's Individual Results

Women's Individual Results