2015 USA Individual Tournament Champion
Career Low: 66, Carpet Capital Collegiate second round (9-6-14)
Averaging 71.66 strokes per round ... Has six sub-par rounds ... Two rounds in the 60s ... Has counted five of six rounds played while also playing three rounds in the USA Individual Tournament and three rounds as an individual in the Tiger Invitational ... Won the USA Individual Tournament with an even par 73-70-70--213 with a 29-person field ... Tied for 10th at 4-under par in the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 76-66-70--212 ... Tied for 27th at the Primland Collegiate Invitational with a 69-72-73--214 ... Tied for 31st in the Tiger Invitational Presented by Jason Dufner with a 75-70-76--221.
2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman):
Competed in four events, two as an individual ... Had a stroke average of 72.58 ... Counted 3 of 3 rounds ... Tied for fourth at the USA Individual with a 73-74-75--222 ... Tied for 37th in the USF Invitational with a 72-72-71--215 ... Tied for 12th as an individual in the Tiger Invitational with a 73-73-70--216 ... Tied for 12th as an individual in the UK Bluegrass Invitational with a 74-72-72--218 ... Had six rounds at par or better ... Two Top-5 finishes ... Named 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll...was the runner-up at the 98th Men's State Amateur Championship played at Lakewood Golf Club at Phoenix City ... Finished 12th at the 2014 Players Amateur.
Redshirted this season... Qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur after shooting a minus-7 at Amelia National Golf and Country Club at Amelia Island, Fla. ... Shot 145 over two days at the U.S. Amateur Championships in Brookline, Mass., shooting a 73 in the opening round and a 72 in the second round, missing the cut by one stroke.
High School: Played for Providence Christian for six years ... Helped lead Providence Christian to the 2012 AHSAA Boys 1A-2A State Championship while also winning the individual title ... Was the runner-up in the 2011 State Championship ... Was the State Individual Co-Champion his freshman year in 2009.
Amateur and Junior: Advanced to the 2011 US Junior Am Quarterfinals ... Finished fourth at the 2011 Greystone Invitational ... Finished in fifth place at the 2011 and 2012 Future Masters ... Placed in the top-25 at the 2012 Southeastern Am ... Participated in the 2012 Western Am.
Personal: Son of Tim and Michelle Benton ... Has two sisters, Ashley and Emma ... Swing coach is Tony Ruggiero ... Home course is Dothan Country Club ... Born on March 18, 1994 ... Majoring in public administration.