Kohles Named ACC's Co-Golfer of the Month
Greensboro, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that Virginia golfer Ben Kohles (Cary, N.C.) has been named its co-Golfer of the Month for March. Kohles shares the honor with Florida State’s Brooks Koepka.
Kohles became Virginia’s all-time wins leader (seven) with two victories this spring. He took medalist honors at both the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, played March 5-6 in Aiken, S.C., and the Schenkel Invitational, played March 16-18 in Statesboro, Ga.
Kohles set a Virginia tournament scoring record and record for score in relation to par with an 18-under 198 to win the Schenkel. He opened the spring season with a victory at The Cleveland Golf Palmetto (208, -2) and then had a second-place effort at the General Hackler, played March 11-12 in Georgetown, S.C.
Koepka earned the second and third individual wins of his career as he won medalist honors at the Seminole Intercollegiate and the FAU Spring Break Invitational in back-to-back events. He carded a nine-under-par score of 204 in the Seminole Intercollegiate and a school record of 14-under-par score of 199 to win the FAU Invitational.
Kohles and Koepka became the only sixth and seventh players in ACC history to record 54-hole tournament scores below 200.
The ACC Men’s Golfer of the Month for March included tournaments played March 1 through April 2, 2012.