July 30, 2013
Ryan Benton, who will be a sophomore at Auburn this year, won a qualifier for the US Amateur on Tuesday in Florida, shooting a seven under at the Amelia National Golf and Country Club in Amelia Island, Fla.
With his win, Benton advances to the U.S. Amateur at historic Country Club in Brookline Mass., held Aug. 12-18.
Benton had five birdies en route to his bogey-free, first round 67 and then carded a 70 on Tuesday to finish two shots ahead of runner-up Michael Smith with a two-round score of 137.