CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – For the second time this season, Virginia freshman men’s golfer Ben James (Milford, Conn.) has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s men’s golfer of the month. He shares the March honor with Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht.

James was the co-medalist at the General Hackler Champions, the runner-up at the Wake Forest Invitational and placed fourth at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational during the past month. He was also 40th at the Linger Longer Invitational. His win at the General Hackler Championship was his third victory of the season. He became the first Cavalier to place first in three tournaments in the same season since Ben Kohles in 2009-10.

Last weekend’s Augusta Haskins Award Invitational was the seventh time in nine tournaments this season he has placed in the top four. It marked the fourth time he has finished an event with a score of at least 10-under par. During his 12 rounds last month, he posted a stroke average of 70.08.

James was previously named the ACC men’s golfer of the month for September.

The Cavaliers return to action next Monday when UVA hosts the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial at Birdwood Golf Course on April 10-11.