Men's Golf

Ben Klaus - blank

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

High School:
Edmond North

Ben Klaus

2008-09 Season
Sat out the 2008-09 season while rehabbing a knee injury... Maintains three years of athletics eligibility after being granted a medical redshirt.

2007-08 Season
Played 10 tournament rounds during four appearances for the Commodores as a freshman... Finished the season with a 76.60 stroke average... Debuted in Vanderbilt's second event of the season, the Shoal Creek Invitational, finishing in 52nd out of 60 players with a 17-over 233... Low 18-hole score came in the final round of the John Hayt Collegiate, a team-leading even-par 72 that featured 11 pars and four birdies... Shot a three-over 74 at the Mason Rudolph Championship... Also competed in the Seminole Intercollegiate, carding a 14-over 230 to finish in 56th place.

Amateur
Finished sixth at the 2006 FCWT Whistling Straits Junior Golf Classic and the FCWT ASU Junior Golf Classic... Climbed as high as No. 63 in the junior golf rankings, which feature more than 9000 individuals across the country... Placed 20th in the 89th-annual Western Junior... Fourth at the 2006 AJGA Ping Phoenix Junior Championship... Posted four straight Top-10 finishes from Oct. 2005, to May 2006, including at the AJGA Ping Junior at the Woodlands.

High School
Four-year varsity starter... Helped lead the Huskies to three-straight Class 6A State championships... Individually, placed third in the state tournament as a senior... Team holds the state record for 18-hole play (21-under) and 36-hole play (29-under)... Named to the 2007 OCA All-State Team... Earned medalist honors leading Edmond North to team title at the Ada Tournament of Champions... Part of team that won the 2006 McDonalds High School National Championship, hosted in the state of Tennessee.

Personal
Bennett James Klaus... Son of Kim and Frank Klaus... Has two younger siblings, Michael and Kayley... Played 12 years of ice hockey, including two as the captain of his high school team... Majoring in human and organizational development.

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