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Ben Fox Biography
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 08/26/2006
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Freshman (2005-06):  Lost his first-round match at the 2006 U.S. Amateur Championship, 1-up in 21 holes, to Ryan Posey of Dallas, Texas, after tying for 25th place in the stroke play portion with a two-over 145 total at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. ... Lost in the first-round of match play at the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, 6 and 4, to Keegan Bradley of Jackson, Wyo., after his one-under 143 tally in stroke play tied him for 12th place ... Selected to participate in the inaugural USA China Friendship Cup, July 27-29, at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif., and posted a 3-0-1 record in helping the United States claim a 25 1/2-10 1/2 victory ... Won the Southwestern Amateur on June 16 with a two-under 72-70-69-75=286 ... Tied for 29th place at the Dogwood Invitational with a two-under 286 tally ... An honorable mention all-Pac-10 selection ... Ranked second on the team with a 72.38 stroke average in 34 rounds played ... His stroke average ranks fourth on the UA freshman single-season scoring list ... Stroke average fell to 71.88 in 25 spring rounds played, second lowest on the team ... Tied for second on the squad with a total of five top-20 finishes, and all five came this spring ... Sixteen of his 34 rounds were at par or better ... Has nine rounds in the 60s, including six in his last 16 rounds played ... Tied for 66th place at the NCAA Championships, May 31-June 3, with a 72-76-74-76=298 (+10) ... Originally slated as the No. 5 man in the lineup, Fox tied for ninth place at the NCAA West Regional, May 18-20, with a 71-68-68=207 (-9), which was his low tournament tally of the year ... Finished 12th at the Pac-10 Championships, April 24-26, after carding a 72-69-70-75=286 (+2) ... Tied for 11th place at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, April 8-9, where he tallied a 67-69-74=210 (-3), a season-low tournament total ... Shot an even-par 216 (76-68-72) to tie for 23rd at the National Invitational Tournament, March 26-28 ... Tallied a nine-over 149 to tie for 19th place at the Anteater Invitational ... Carded a 75-69-72=216 (E) to tie for fourth place at the Pala Mesa Invitational on Feb. 13-14 ... Tallied a 72-69-74=215 (+2) to tie for 21st place at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate on Jan. 30-31 ... Posted a 10-over 226 to tie for 61st at the Herb Wimberley Intercollegiate ... Made his varsity debut with a tie for 47th place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, Oct. 10-11, where he shot a 72-77-71=220 (+7) ... Registered a 68-72-78=218 (+2) in his collegiate debut, Sept. 12-13, at the Elco, Inc. CSUB Fall Invitational.

 

High School:  Played golf for four years at Oakwood High School ... Competed as an individual as a prep due to the fact that OHS did not sponsor a boys’ golf team ... Won the California state junior amateur ... Posted four wins on the FCWT junior tour ... Named 2005 FCWT Western Region Player of the Year ... Career low round is a 61.

 

Ben Fox’s Career Statistics

Year

Events

Rnds

Strokes

Stroke Avg.

Top 10/20

Low Round

Low Tourn.

= or under Par

2005-06

11

34

2461

72.38

2/3

67

207 (-9)

16

Totals

11

34

2461

72.38

2/3

67

207 (-9)

16

 

2005-06

 

 

 

Date

Tournament

Scores

Place

Sept. 12-13

Elco, Inc. CSUB Fall Invitational

68-72-78=218 (+2)

T11

Oct. 10-11

Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate

72-77-71=220 (+7)

T47

Oct. 31-Nov. 1

Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

75-73-78=226 (+10)

T61

Jan. 30-31

PING-Arizona Intercollegiate

72-69-74=215 (+2)

T21

Feb. 13-14

Pala Mesa Invitational

75-69-72=216 (E)

T4

Feb. 27-28

Anteater Invitational

76-73=149 (+9)

T19

March 26-28

National Invitational Tournament

76-68-72=216 (E)

T23

April 8-9

ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Ind.)

67-69-74=210 (-3)

T11

April 24-26

2006 Pac-10 Conference Championships

72-69-70-75=286 (+2)

12

May 18-20

2006 NCAA West Regional

71-68-68=207 (-9)

T9

May 31-June 3

2006 NCAA Championships

72-76-74-76=298 (+10)

T66

 

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