2023 06 news all americanNathan Bratanata left Northern last August to take up a Golf Scholarship at a little-known American College at Cedar Rapids, Iowa and now he’s the toast of United States. Nathan and his team from Kirkwood Community College have recently won the NJCAA Men’s Golf Championship, Division II played at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana against teams from all over the United States.

Nathan’s team, the Eagles, included four international golfers mixed with five Iowans — from Cedar Rapids, Solon, Panora, Marshalltown and Eldridge. Nathan, a Freshman (1st year student) was one of the stars in the final finishing tied seventh in the four round stroke event helping his team to its first Championship win in 27 years and earning selection as an All-American together with Kolby Shackleford also from Kirkwood among the top eight finishers. A fantastic achievement by Nathan! Hard to believe, an Aussie All-American?

Nathan is back at Northern at the moment while his College enjoys a summer break. Nathan is studying Exercise Science. He thanks Heath who has been in constant contact providing coaching and advice on facebook and his supporters through gofundme who have made his experience possible.


Place Name College Class
1 Warner Beach Glendale (AZ) So
2 Damon Vilkauskas South Mountain (AZ) So
3 AJ Rinehart Walters State (TN) So
4 Kolby Shackelford Kirkwood (IA) So
5 Lucas Park Parkland (IL) Fr
6 Chase Laack Heartland (IL) Fr
T7 Nathan Bratanata Kirkwood (IA) Fr
T7 Chase Kaiser Mississippi Gulf Coast So