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Benny Haggin

Lexington, Ky.
Woodberry Forest (Va.)
High School
Benny  Haggin - Men's Golf - Virginia Cavaliers

Haggin Pronunciation


2023-24 (Junior)
• Finished 72nd at Lewis Chitengwa Memorial

2022-23 (Sophomore)
• Made collegiate debut playing for B-Team at UVA’s Lewis Chitengwa Memorial
• Placed 52nd at +7, 220, shooting even par (71) during his first collegiate round
• Named to the 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll.

2021-22 (Freshman)

• Did not compete in any tournaments
• Named to 2022 ACC Honor Roll

Amateur / High School /Personal
• Enrolled in Arts & Sciences at UVA
• Co-medalist of 2021 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association championship
• Was Kentucky’s 2019 Junior PGA Champion
• Placed in the top 50 at the 2019 Junior PGA Championship
• Tied for fourth place at the 2019 Southern Junior Championship
• Had a top-10 finish at the Kenridge Invitational – where he also received the Low Junior Award
• Placed in the top five of the Kentucky Junior Amateur in 2019
• Was the top-ranked player for the Class of 2021 in the state of Kentucky
• Was ranked as high as No. 36 in the nation for the class of 2021 and figured in the top 150 nationally of the Junior Golf rankings.
• At Woodberry Forest, Haggin was the Virginia Prep League Champion and MVP in 2019
• Was a two-time all-state selection (2018 & 2019)
• Set the lowest career and single-season scoring averages in school history
• 2021 Central Virginia Golfer of the Year
• 2021 Virginia Prep League Player of the Year
• Worked as a volunteer at the NEST (historic home) in Lexington
• Supporter and speaker for the Nathan Henry Burnett Foundation which benefits thr Eastern Little League at Ecton and Merrick Parks in Lexington, Ky.
• Parents are Ben and Mary
• Great grandfather played golf at Kentucky
• Major is Government

Benny Haggin’s Career Statistics

2022-23 3 220 73.33 71
2023-24 3 229 74.83 73
Totals 6 449 74.83 71

Benny Haggin’s Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish:
52th, Lewis Chitengwa Memorial, April 11, 2023
Career Top-10 Finishes: 0
Career Best 54-Hole Score:  220, Lewis Chitengwa Memorial, April 11, 2023
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 71, Lewis Chitengwa Memorial, April 10, 2023