Ben Patton
    Ben Patton

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Springfield, Ill.

    High School:
    Lanphier

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 170


    07/02/2014

    182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC

    Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award

    03/12/2013

    Men's golf finishes in fifth at Jackrabbit Invitational

    Erickson moves into second place in career rounds at SIU

    03/11/2013

    Men's golf through Day One at two tournaments

    Novara in fifth individually at Grover Page Classic

    03/05/2013

    Men's golf ties for 16th at Samford Intercollegiate

    Newcomer Harms leads team

    03/04/2013

    Men's golf tied for 15th at Samford Invitational

    Erickson, Harms lead squad with a 75 in the first round

    2013-14 (Sophomore)
    Tournament Scores
    Played six rounds in two tournaments in the fall, claiming 67th place at the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational and 71st place at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate...Had a low round of 70 at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

    2012-13 (Freshman)
    Competed in eight rounds over three tournaments...Posted a 79.0 scoring average...Shot a season-best 72 in the second round of the Grover Page Classic...Tied for 17th of 60 at the Taco Bell/Frito Lay Intercollegiate.
    Tournament Scores

    Lanphier High School:
    Two-time All-State performer...Placed in the top-10 at the State Championships as a junior and senior and was 13th as a sophomore...Four-time All-Conference selection...Four-time Academic All-Conference selection...Central State Eight Golfer of the Year in 2011-12...Four-time State Championships qualifier...Won the Springfield City Tournament as a senior...Two-time runner-up individual in the Central State Eight Conference Tournament...Won the 2011 Optimist Midwest Qualifier and finished in the top 50 at the Optimist International Tournament at PGA National in Palm Springs, Fla....Member of the National Honor Society...President of the student government.

    Personal
    Son of Jodi and Craig Patton...Born June 21, 1993, in East Hazel Crest, Ill....Undecided on a major.

    Q&A with Ben
    Favorite course: PGA National
    Favorite club: Putter
    Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods
    Favorite sports team: Cardinals
    Favorite TV show: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    Favorite book: The Bible
    Favorite restaurant: Osaka Hibachi Grill
    Favorite band: Bethel Live
    Longest drive: 340 yards
    My dream foursome: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson
    What I've learned from Coach Newton: Course management
    Actor I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Matt Damon
    Cartoon character that best describes me: Bugs Bunny
    Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Sushi
    Something most people don't know about me: Good at ping-pong
    Secret talent: Drumming
    One thing I've always dreamed about doing: Playing Augusta National

    What's in the Bag? Driver: Titleist 910 D3
    Woods: Titleist 910 F 15
    Irons: Titleist 712 Split Set
    Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Design 1.5
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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