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Ben James

Milford, Conn.
Ben James - Men's Golf - Virginia Cavaliers

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Season Stats
Career Stats


2022-23 (Freshman)
• Finished the fall campaign ranked No. 5 by Golfweek and No. 26 by Golfstat
• Invited by USGA International Team Selection Committee to attend December practice session for Walker Cup
• Fantastic collegiate debut by winning the Streamsong Invitational shooting school-record -20, 196
• His score tied for third best collegiate tourney score vs. par
• Did not have a bogey over his first 54 holes
• Shot 63 in first collegiate round, one off the UVA single-round scoring record
• Was ranked No. 2 in Golfweek individual poll on Sept. 19
• Helped UVA shoot school record -56, 808 at Streamsong
• Tied for third at Inverness Intercollegiate, shooting -2, 211
• Took top honors at the Hamptons Intercollegiate, shooting -5, 211
• Tied the UVA record by winning the Hamptons by nine strokes
• Selected as the ACC Golfer of the Month for September
• Shot under par in all four fall tournaments

Amateur / High School /Personal
• Enrolled in Arts & Sciences at UVA
• Completed his junior career as the nation’s top-ranked junior player  by American Junior Golf Association and Golfweek.
• Ranked No. 41 amateur player by WAGR when he enrolled at UVA
• Received a sponsor exemption for the 2022 Travelers Championship
• Advanced to round of 32 of match play at 2022 U.S. Amateur
• Fifth at 2022 North & South Amateur
• Selected for the United States 2021 Junior Ryder Cup
• 2021 and 2020 first-team Rolex Junior All-American and a second-team selection in 2019
• Finished in the top three of his last six American Junior Golf Association events, winning four times
• Won the 2021 Junior PLAYERS Championship, 2021 PING Invitational, 2022 Dustin Johnson World Junior, 2022 Team TaylorMade Invitational on AJGA circuit
• Was third at AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions and second at Terra Cotta Invitational
• Won the 2021 New England Junior Amateur
• Second at the 2021 Boy’s Junior PGA Championship
• Won the 2021 Scott Robertson Memorial
• A member of the victorious 2021 Wyndham Cup East Team.

Ben James’ Career Statistics

2022-23 12 832 69.33 63

Ben James Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish: 1st, Hamptons Intercollegiate, Oct. 5, 2022 & Streamsong Invitational, Sept. 12, 2022
Career Top-10 Finishes: 3
Career Best 54-Hole Score:  196, Streamsong Invitational, Sept. 12, 2022
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 63, Streamsong Invitational, Sept. 12, 2022