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Ole Miss sophomore Braden Thornberry wins 2017 NCAA Men's Golf Championship

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SUGAR GROVE, ILLINOIS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Rebel made history Monday in Illinois.

Ole Miss sophomore golfer Braden Thornberry fired a final round 71 to win the 2017 NCAA Men's Golf Championship. He's the first Rebel golfer to win a national title.

The highlight of Thornberry's round was the par 4 6th. The Olive Branch native drove the green and drained a breaking putt for an eagle.

Braden won his 5th tournament of the 2016-17 season. He's a favorite to lift the Haskins Award, the honor that goes to the nation's top collegiate golfer.

Thornberry will get a taste of the PGA Tour next week. He received a sponsor's exemption to play in the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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