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Ryan Benton
Ryan Benton

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Dothan, Ala.

High School:
Providence Christian

2012-13 (Freshman): Member of the team but did not compete in any tournaments ... 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.