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Men?s Golf?s Ben Fox Selected for USA China Friendship Cup
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/13/2006
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Wildcat freshman one of 12 members of Team USA to play in inaugural event

 

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men’s golfer Ben Fox was selected to play in the USA China Friendship Cup, it was announced Tuesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

 

Fox, a freshman from Studio City, Calif., was one of 12 student-athletes, eight men and four women, selected to represent the United States in this inaugural event, which will be held July 27-29 at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif.  In addition to Fox, Team USA includes Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M; Jacqui Concolino, Vanderbilt; Sam Cyr, Point Loma; Chris Kilmer, Cal State Bakersfield; Kimbra Kosak, Gustavus Adolphus; Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount; Chris Moore, Allegheny; Jennifer Osborn, Arizona State; Kristi Piepenbrink, Indianapolis; Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech; and Brett Willis of Central Alabama Community College.  All team members are true freshmen.

 

Fox posted a 72.38 stroke average in 34 rounds played in 2005-06, a figure that ranked second on the team.  His five top-20 finishes were second most on the squad and included two top-10 efforts.  Sixteen of his 34 rounds played were at par or better, and he posted nine rounds in the 60s.

 

Fox carded a season-best, nine-under 207 to tie for ninth place, May 18-20, at the NCAA West Regional to help Arizona claim the co-team championship.  The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Championships for the 20th consecutive season and finished in 13th place.

 

The bi-annual Friendship Cup will be held in Beijing in the summer of 2008 just prior to the start of the 29th Summer Olympiad and return to the United States in 2010.

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