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WKU’s Mitchell represents All-Army golfers at PGA Tour event in Florida

All-Army golfer Capt. Sunny Ko Mitchell blasts an iron shot on the Palm Course at Walt Disney World during the Children's Miracle Network Classic PGA Tour event at the Shades of Green Armed Forces Recreation Center in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs)

All-Army golfer Capt. Sunny Ko Mitchell blasts an iron shot on the Palm Course at Walt Disney World during the Children's Miracle Network Classic. (Photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs)

All-Army golfer Capt. Sunny Ko Mitchell, an ROTC recruiting officer at WKU, helped two professional golfers support a worthy cause during the Children’s Miracle Network Classic at the Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort.

Mitchell represented the Army well during her second appearance in the PGA Tour event that allows amateurs to play alongside pros in the first two rounds. She earned the trip to Disney World by winning a three-day tournament at All-Army Golf Camp.

“I was blessed to win and be able to come here,” said Mitchell, who also played in the PGA Tour event two years ago. “It’s been a first-class experience all the way – one of those lifetime experiences you can’t ever give away.”

The tourney is played on Disney’s Palm and Magnolia courses, which spread across the back and side lawns of the Shades of Green Armed Forces Recreation Center that sits just outside the gates of the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

“I’m proud to be a Soldier, and a lot of the people working here are [military] retirees and they’re still serving in a different capacity,” Mitchell said. “To them, I’m the Army golfer, so I think it’s a tremendous honor to represent the Army and the Armed Forces.”

Among the PGA Tour golfers paired with Mitchell were U.S. Ryder Cup team member J.B. Holmes and Woody Austin.

Click here to read more about Mitchell’s experience.

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