Ben Patton
    Ben  Patton


    Springfield, Ill.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 170


    182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC

    Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award


    Men's golf finishes in fifth at Jackrabbit Invitational

    Erickson moves into second place in career rounds at SIU


    Men's golf through Day One at two tournaments

    Novara in fifth individually at Grover Page Classic


    Men's golf ties for 16th at Samford Intercollegiate

    Newcomer Harms leads team


    Men's golf tied for 15th at Samford Invitational

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


    2015-16 (Senior):
    Did not see action in any tournaments.

    2014-15 (Junior)
    Tournament Scores
    Played in one tournament, the Grover Page Classic, and finished 54th...Earned a spot on the MVC Honor Roll.

    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)
    Tournament Scores
    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.

    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.

    Amateur Accomplishments
    Recorded a hole in one on No. 11 at Panther Creek Country Club during 2015 Springfield Men's City Tournament
    Shot 75-73 at 2015 Mike Steel Tournament

    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 Fetcho: 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