Ben Kohles
Ben Kohles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cary, NC

High School:
Green Hope



Virginia
2011-12 (Senior -Fall)
• Named second-team preseason All-American by Golfweek
• Named to Golf World's "Top 50 Players to Watch" list
• Selected to play in the Western Refining All-American but withdrew due to an injury
• Finished fourth to open season at VCU Shootout
• Notched a top-10 finish at The Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, the 19th of his caeer
• Recorded team's low round of the fall with 65 at VCU Shootout
• Finished the fall second on the team with 72.18 stroke average
• Ranked 61st in Golfweek standings following fall season

2010-11 (Junior)
• Named the ACC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season
• Only the fifth player (since award started in 1992) to repeat as winner
• Also named to All-ACC team, becoming the fifth player in UVa history to be named to the squad in back-to-back seasons
• Third-team PING All-American
• Named to the GCAA All-East Region team
• First-team Virginia Golf Coaches Association's all-state team
• Led the team with 71.92 stroke average
• Ranks 10th in the conference in stroke average
• Ranked No. 36 in final Golfweek standings and No. 47 in Golfstat's Cup poll
• Named the ACC's co-Golfer of the Month for February along with Georgia Tech's James White
• Placed first at the Koch Intercollegiate and Burns Intercollegiate tournaments
• Was Golfweek's college player of the week following his victory in Hawaii at the Burns Intercollegiate
• Has five career victories, tying Simon Cooke for the school record
• Has 17 top-10 finishes in his career which ties for third on UVa's all-time list
• Led UVa in scoring in seven of 13 tournaments
• Placed eighth at ACC Championships, UVa's top finisher
• Was sixth at the Fall Preview and seventh at U.S. Collegiate
• His 7-under 65 at the Koch Intercollegiate was team's low round for the fall
• Shot 206 at Burns Intercollegiate to equal his low college tourney score
• One of 32 players selected for the 2010 Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic in El Paso
• Listed in Golfweek's preseason top 50 players to watch ranking
• Named a third-team preseason All-American by Golfweek (30 Golfers to Watch)

2009-10 (Sophomore)

• Named the ACC's co-Player of the Year, the first UVa golfer to win the award since 1996
• Led the ACC with 71.32 stroke average
• First-team All-ACC selection
• Named a honorable mention selection to the 2010 PING All-America team by the Golf Coaches Association of America
• Selected an honorable mention All-American by Golfweek
• Became the sixth All-American in UVa history
• Nominee for 2010 Haskins Award
• Named to the NCAA all-East Region Team
• One of 12 players named a Mid-Season All-American by Golf World
• Finished first in three events during the season (Maryland Intercollegiate, Palmetto Intercollegiate and Cavalier Classic)
• Named ACC Player of the Month for March
• Finished 51st at NCAAs at 2-over 218
• Shot 1-under 69 to tie for medalist at U.S. Open Local Qualifier in Wallingford, Pa. to advance to sectional qualifier on June 7
• Best tourney score was 5-under 205 at Palmetto Intercollegiate
• Top single-round score was 7-under 63 at Palmetto Intercollegiate that tied UVa 18-hole scoring record and was lowest round in the 13-year history of the event
• UVa's top finisher in first four tournaments of the season
• Led the team in scoring six times during the year
• Ranked No. 33 in final Golfweek standings (third highest among ACC players) and 37th by Golfstat (second highest among ACC players)
• Led the team with 17 rounds under par and seven top-10 finishes

2008-09 (Freshman)
• Second on the team with 73.39 stroke average
 - the third best among ACC freshman and 18th overall
• Led UVa at East Regional with 11th-place finish, shooting 221
• Started NCAA Championships with back-to-back 75s before shooting 82 in final round
• Got his career off to a hot start, leading the Cavaliers in scoring in three of four fall events and finished second once
• Best tournament finish was sixth-place effort at Argonaut Invitational

• Also had a top-10 finish with eighth-place showing at Notre Dame's Gridiron Classic
• Shot 1-under 212 to place 14th at the VCU Shootout
 which was his low tournament score
• His 4-under 67 at the Maryland Intercollegiate was his best 18-hole score

• Finished the fall ranked No. 100 by Golfweek

Amateur & Junior Notes

• Tied for 96th at 2011 U.S. Amateur
• Tied for seventh at 2011 Cardinal Amateur
• Finished fifth at 2011 Porter Cup
• Top-25 finishes at 2011 Jones Cup, Sunnehanna and Southern Amateurs
• Finished fifth at 2011 Porter Cup
• Qualified for 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship
• Tied for 7th at 2010 Cardinal Amateur
• Finished 15th at 2010 Southern Amateur at Shoal Creek
• Also competed in 2010 Jones Cup, Sunnehanna Amateur, Northeast Amateur, Players Am, and Porter Cup
• Tied for medalist at 2010 U.S. Open Local Qualifier in Wallingford, Pa.
• Tied for 61st at 2009 US Amateur in stroke play
• Reached semifinals of match play at 2009 Carolinas Amateur
• Tied for 12th at 2009 Sunnehanna Amateur
• Selected to AJGA 2008 Rolex Junior All-American Team
• Named 2007 Carolinas Junior Player of the Year and All-Junior Team by the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)
• Won the 2008 Carolinas Amateur Championship (top amateurs from North and South Carolina)
• Winner of 2007 Dogwood State Junior Championship
• Took top honors at 2007 CGA Fall Junior Invitational
• Winner of 2006 FCWT (Future Collegians World Tour) Duke Open
• A two-time FCWT All-American - 2007 & 2008
• Runner-up at 2008 FCWT Tanglewood Invitational and 3rd Place finish at 2008 FCWT Sea Island Open
• Fourth at 2007 North & South Junior and final round medalist on Pinehurst No. 2 with 69
• Shot 64 during final round of 2008 Western Junior Championship
• Selected for 2008 Carolinas vs. Virginias Junior Team Matches
• Ranked No. 50 Junior player nationally by Golfweek (August 2008)
• No. 1 ranked Junior in North Carolina by CGA (August 2008)

Green Hope High School
• Three-year starter for Green Hope HS Golf Team
• Helped lead Green Hope to 2006 & 2007 4A State Champions and a third-place
finish his senior season
• 2008 Tri-8 Conference Player of the Year and All-Conference
• First in stroke average for the 2008 Tri-8 Conference season
• Third in stroke average for the 2007 Tri-8 Conference season
• An Honors Graduate and North Carolina Scholar
• Team captain as a senior

Personal
• Born in Dallas, Texas
• Parents are Sheri and Kevin
• Has a younger sister, Jenna
• Did not begin playing competitive golf until he was 15

Ben Kohles' Career Statistics

Years Rounds
Strokes
Avg.
Low
2008-09
36
2642
73.39
67
2009-10 38 2710 71.32 63
2010-11 38 2733 71.92 65
2011-12 11 794 72.18 65
Totals 123 8879 72.19 63

Career Best Tournament Finish: 1st (five times), Maryland Intercollegiate, Sept. 12-13, 2009, Palmetto Intercollegiate, March 9, 2010, Cavalier Classic, May 2, 2010, Koch Intercollegiate, Oct. 3, 2010 & Burns Intercollegiate, Feb. 16-18, 2011
Career Top-10 Finishes:
19
Career Best 54-Hole Score:
206, Maryland Intercollegiate, Sept. 12-13, 2009 & Burns Intercollegiate, Feb. 16-18, 2011
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 63, Palmetto Intercollegiate, March 8, 2010

Ben Kohles' Tournament Results

2010-11
UVa
Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. Pl.
9/26-27 VCU Shootout 73-65-70 -8 208 4 1
10/14-16 Bank of Tenn. Inter. 79-70-70 +3 219 10 2
10/23-25 U.S. Collegiate 75-75-WD na na na na
10/31-11/2 The Gifford 68-72-77 +4 217 17 2

2010-11
UVa
Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. Pl.
9/26-28 Fall Preview 73-72-75 +4 220 6 1
10/2-3 Koch Intercollegiate 67-65-75 -9 207 1 1
10/15-17 The Ridges 78-72-69 +3 219 24 4
10/24-26 U.S. Collegiate 75-70-70 -1 215 7 1
11/22-23 All-American Classic 70-78-72 +7 220 27 na
2/16-18 Burns Intercollegiate 71-68-67 -10 206 1 1
3/7-8 Palmetto Intercollegiate 74-73-70 +7 217 17 3
3/13-14 Hackler Championship 73-72-75 +4 220 7 2
3/18-20 Schenkel Invitational 70-69-72 -5 211 5 1
3/27-29 Hootie @ Bulls Bay 75-69-69 E 213 11 1
4/22-24 ACC Championships 75-70-68 -3 213 8 1
4/30 Cavalier Classic 69-76 +1 145 8 3
5/19-21 NCAA East Regional 79-75-73 +11 227 37 3

2009-10
UVa
Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. Pl.
9/12-13 Maryland Intercollegiate 71-66-69 -10 206 1 1
9/28-29 VCU Shootout 69-73-76 +2 218 10 1
10/3-4 Gary Koch Intercol. 68-70-71 -7 209 6 1
10/16-18 The Ridges 70-71-73 -2 214 5 1
10/24-26 Bridgestone Golf Col. 73-69-73 -1 215 22 3
3/8-9 Palmetto Intercollegiate 70-63-72 -5 205 1 1
3/19-21 Schenkel Invitational 76-68-71 -3 215 10 2
3/28-30 Hootie at Bulls Bay 74-68-70 -1 212 14 2
4/9-10 Wolfpack Intercollegiate 73-80-74 +11 227 51 4
4/23-25 ACC Championships 70-69-74 -3 213 11 2
5/1-2 Cavalier Classic 72-68 -4 140 1 1
5/20-22 NCAA East Regional 73-74-71 +8 218 53 5
6/1-3 NCAA Championships 72-75-71 +2 218 51 3

2008-09
UVa
Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. Pl.

9-7 Maryland Intercollegiate 75-67 E 142 13 1
9/29-30 VCU Shootout 73-69-70 -1 212 14 2
10/6-7 Gridiron Classic 72-72-72 +6 216 8 1
10/24-26 The Ridges 77-72-71 +4 220 18 1
3/2-3 Argonaut Invitational 70-77-69 E 216 6 2
3/6-8 Seminole Intercollegiate 75-75-72 +6 222 28 5
3/20-22 Schenkel E-Z Go Invit. 78-74-75 +11 227 68 4
3/29-31 Hootie @ Bulls Bay 73-71-74 +5 218 36 4
4/10-11 River Landing Intercol. 72-77-71 +4 220 36 2
4/17-19 ACC Championships 75-73-75 +7 223 40 4
4/25 Cavalier Classic 73 +1 73 21 2
5/14-16 NCAA East Regional 74-71-76 +8 221 11 1
5/26-28 NCAA Championships 75-75-82 +19 232 136 5