It took Josh Colace three years to accomplish his collegiate golfing goal.
The Point Loma Nazarene University and former Brawley Union High golfer had his eyes set on earning All-American status from the time he hit the college links. He achieved his goal this season with a fifth-place finish at the NAIA golf tournament. The top 15 golfers of about 150 competitors in the tourney earn All-American honors.
"My goal every year was to be an All-American," said the 22-year-old Colace. "This season I finally accomplished it.
"It was a big relief. Going into the fourth round I shot a 76 and thought I might have blown it, but I didn't and it was nice to finally meet that goal."
Becoming an All-American was the culmination of three years of hard work by Colace. The junior became the team's No. 1 player his freshman season. He was named to the all-region team after his freshman year. In his sophomore season Colace won two tournaments as well as winning the regional tournament.