Ben Smith
Ben  Smith
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Novi, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Catholic Central

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Birthdate:
10/03/1999

Experience:
HS

Major:
Business Administration


Career notes: One of the top junior players in the state of Michigan who qualified for the U.S. Amateur prior to his senior year of high school ... Ranked as high as 158th overall, 99th in the class of 2017, and No. 2 in the state of Michigan according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard.

2017 Summer Highlights: Won the Michigan Junior State Amateur for the second year in a row, topping Eric Nunn, 2 and 1, at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath ... Became the third golfer in state history to win the junior championship on consecutive years, and the first since match play was instituted in 2000.

Junior Golf: Qualified for 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills in Michigan by finishing second in his sectional ... Earned five top-10 finishes in 12 events in 2016 and was ranked at one time among the top 50 junior in the country by the American Junior Golf Association ... Among his victories as a junior player were the 2016 Michigan Junior Amateur, the 2015 AJGA Philadelphia Runner Junior at Saucon Valley and the 2013 Michigan Optimist International.

High School: Lettered four years and served as team captain two years for coach Mike Anderson at Detroit Catholic Central ... Helped lead DCC to a pair of state championships in 2015 and 2016, finishing in the top five individually both times , as well as regional and district titles in 2014 and 2016 and a conference crown in 2017 ... Made the All-State Super Team three times (2015, 2016, 2017) ... Four-year honor roll student.

Personal: Full name is Benjamin T. Smith ... Born October 3, 1999 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Son of David and Wendy Smith ... Family also lived in Ypsilanti, Mich. ... Has an older sister, Jen ... Began playing golf at age 5 ... Enjoys playing table tennis, video games and basketball ... Plans to study business administration.