Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Erickson moves into second place in career rounds at SIU
Novara in fifth individually at Grover Page Classic
Newcomer Harms leads team
Erickson, Harms lead squad with a 75 in the first round
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.
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.
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