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Ben Rusch

Senior
Class
Weinfelden, Switzerland
Hometown
Cantonal School of Kreuzlingen
High School

Virginia
2013-Fall (Senior)

Finished the fall second on the team with a 70.83 stroke average
Ranked No. 6 in scoring among all ACC players in the fall
Finished the fall ranked No. 37 in the Golfweek standings
Was 23rd at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, shooting 1-under 215
Turned in the team[apos]s best score at the U.S. Collegiate, shooting 6-under 210
Had two rounds of 66 in the fall which ranked as fourth best single-round effort by any ACC player in the fall

2012-13 (Junior)
Redshirting the season after NCAA ruled he had just three years of collegiate eligibility

2011-12 (Sophomore)
Won ACC Championships with career-best 10-under 206
First Cavalier to win ACC individual title since Pete Arend in 1955
Named to All-ACC team
Named to PING All-East Region team
Shot season-low 67 (-5) in opening round of ACCs
Equaled that with 67 (-4) in final round of NCAA Central Regional
Was 114th at NCAA Championships at +15, 228
Played in 11 of 12 tournaments
Named to the All-State team by Virginia State Golf Coaches Association
Finished third on the team with 72.88 stroke average
Posted best career tourney score with 5-under 207 at Schenkel Invitational prior to performance at ACC Championships
Had three top-10 outings to raise his career total to seven
2010-11 (Freshman)
Fourth on the team with 73.66 stroke average
Ranked 30th in the ACC in stroke average and is third among freshmen
Virginia Golf Coaches Association[apos]s all-state second team
Earned his way into the UVa lineup for NCAA Regional after impressive performance at Cavalier Classic
Won the Cavalier Classic by shooting 9-under 135
He had rounds of 2-under 70 and 7-under 65
His second round score and 36-hole total were Cavalier Classic records for Birdwood Golf Course
Played in 10 tournaments and missed the U.S. Collegiate to compete in World Amateur Team Championships Led the team in scoring at The Ridges and Palmetto Intercollegiate (was a member of the B-Team for the Cavalier Classic)
Was second at The Ridges with 6-under 210
Posted back-to-back rounds of 69 at The Ridges
Helped Switzerland to a tie for 11th place at the World Amateur Team Championships
Amateur & Junior Golf Notes
Placed 33rd at 2013 British Amateur
Was third at 2013 Swiss International
Won the 2013 Swiss National Championship by 13 shots, shooting 21-under
Finished sixth at the 2013 European Amateur Championships
Made the cut at Credit Suisse Challenge and Omega European Masters
Was the 2011 runner up at the European Team Championships representing Switzerland
Won the 2011 Swiss National Championship in a three-man playoff
Finished fifth at 2010 Swiss National Championships
Won the 2010 Ticino Championship
Played in 2010 St. Andrews Links Trophy
Won three Swiss junior tournaments and placed third three times in 2010
Finished second in the 2009 Swiss Order of Merit
Was second at the 2009 Swiss National Stroke Play Championships
Placed fifth in 2008 Swiss Order of Merit
Was second in 2007 Order of Merit for juniors
Won two Swiss junior titles in 2007
Joined national Under-18 squad
Cantonal School of Kreuzlingen / Personal
School did not have a boys golf team
Parents are Martha and Albert
Has an older brother, Lukas, and older sister, Carla
Rusch[apos]s Career Statistics

Years	        Rounds	Strokes	Avg.	Low

2010-2011 29 2136 73.66 652011-2012 32 2332 72.88 672013-2014 6 425 70.83 66Totals 67 4683 73.17 65

Rusch[apos]s Career BestsCareer Best Tournament Finish: 1st, Cavalier Classic, April 30, 2011 & ACC Championships, April 20-22, 2012Career Top-10 Finishes: 8Career Best 54-Hole Score: 206, ACC Championships, April 20-22, 2012Career Best 18-Hole Score: 65, Cavalier Classic, April 30, 2011

2010-11Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. UVa Pl.9/26-28 Fall Preview 81-72-77 +14 230 38 210/2-3 Koch Intercollegiate 73-71-74 +2 218 19 310/15-17 The Ridges 72-69-69 -6 210 2 12/16-18 Burns Intercollegiate 77-77-68 +6 222 46 53/7-8 Palmetto Intercol. 72-69-72 +3 213 9 13/13-14 Hackler Championship 72-73-76 +5 221 9 33/18-20 Schenkel Invitational 73-69-75 +1 217 15 33/27-29 Hootie @ Bulls Bay 81-77-77 +22 235 73 54/30 Cavalier Classic 70-65 -9 135 1 na5/19-21 NCAA East Regional 78-76-81 +19 235 63 5

2011-12Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. UVa Pl.9/26-27 VCU Shootout 71-73-75 +3 219 33 510/14-16 Bank of Tenn. Intercol. 72-DQ-77 na na na na10/31-11/2 The Gifford 75-77-76 +12 228 50 63/5-6 The Palmetto 74-69-69 +2 212 3 23/11-12 General Hackler 75-75-75 +12 225 30 33/16-18 Schenkel Invitational 68-71-68 -5 207 7 23/25-27 Hootie @ Bulls Bay 75-71-72 +2 218 12 24/7-8 Koch Invitational 75-76-75 +10 226 42 54/20-22 ACC Championships 67-70-69 -10 206 1 15/17-19 NCAA Cent. Regional 77-70-67 +1 214 25 25/29-31 NCAA Championships 78-78-72 +15 228 114 4

2013-14Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. UVa Pl.10/11-13 Bank of Tennessee 73-72-70 -1 215 23 310/18-20 U.S. Collegiate 66-74-70 -6 210 2 1