Ryan Benton
Ryan  Benton

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Dothan, Ala.

High School:
Providence Christian

09/11/2016

Benton, No. 11 Auburn men’s golf runners-up in Carpet Capital

Benton, No. 11 Auburn men’s golf runners-up in Carpet Capital

09/10/2016

Benton leads, No. 11 Auburn men’s golf 2nd after Carpet Capital 2nd round

Benton leads, No. 11 Auburn men’s golf 2nd after Carpet Capital 2nd round

09/09/2016

No. 11 Auburn men’s golf leads after Carpet Capital Collegiate first round

No. 11 Auburn men’s golf leads after Carpet Capital Collegiate first round

09/03/2016

No. 11 Auburn men's golf 2016-17 season preview

No. 11 Auburn men's golf 2016-17 season preview

08/02/2016

Gilchrest finishes 3rd in Texas State Open; Crowe 2nd, Benton 4th in Palmetto

Gilchrest finishes 3rd in Texas State Open; Crowe 2nd, Benton 4th in Palmetto

Career Highlights
2015 NCAA All-Southeast Region
2015 USA Individual Tournament Champion
2016 Carpet Capital Collegiate runner-up
Career Low: 64, USA Individual Tournament 2nd round (2-23-16) (7-under)



2016-17 (Senior):
 Averaging 71.83 strokes per round ... Had two top four finishes in four tournaments this fall ... 5 sub-par rounds ... Counted 10-of-12 rounds played ... finished in a 3-way tie for runner-up, one shot behind Georgia Tech's Luke Schniederjans, in the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 10-under 68-67-71--206 ... Tied for fourth in the Inverness Intercollegiate at 2-under 69-72-70--211 ... Tied for 39th at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate at 75-72-73--220 ... 50th at Jerry Pate National at 76-72-77--225.

2015-16 (Junior): Averaged 71.91 strokes per round ... 3 sub-par rounds ... Counted 5-of-5 rounds played ... Third at the USA Individual Tournament at 4-under 74-64-71--209 ... Tied for 19th at the Primland Collegiate Invitational with a 76-69--145 ... Tied for 22nd at the Tiger Invitational as part of Auburn's B-team with a 77-72-72--221 ... Tied for 42nd at the Amer Ari Invitational at 72-74-70--216 ... Academic Top Tiger.

2014-15 (Sophomore):
2015 NCAA All-Southeast Region selection ... Averaged 72.08 strokes per round ... 10 sub-par rounds ... Five rounds in the 60s ... Counted 14 of 16 rounds played while also playing as an individual for three rounds in the USA Individual Tournament, the Tiger Invitational and Gary Koch Invitational ... Career-best finish in the SEC Championship tying for sixth with a 4-under 69-66-71--206 ... Won the USA Individual Tournament with an even par 73-70-70--213 with a 29-person field ... Tied for seventh at the NCAA Lubbock Regional with a 4-under 70-71-68--209 ... 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 28th in the Gary Koch Invitational with a 70-77-73--220 ... Tied for 31st in the Tiger Invitational Presented by Jason Dufner with a 75-70-76--221 ... Tied for 74th in the NCAA Championship with a 76-74-82-75--307 and sank a 90-foot birdie putt with a triple break on the par 4, 18th hole to end his second round with a 74 as the Tigers shot a tournament low 2-over 290..

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.

2012-13 (Freshman):
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 ... Studying in College of Liberal Arts.

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