Skyhawk Golf | Ben Reeves
COACH CARPENTER ON REEVES: "Ben has played junior golf on two top junior tours for three years and has had tremendous success during the 2012 spring. He came to UT Martin as the highest ranked junior player that had signed a golf scholarship. He was a leader in his school and has high academic skills. He won four tournaments in two years, including the 2012 State Junior Amateur. He had an outstanding freshman year where he was named OVC Freshman of the Year and to the OVC All-Newcomer team. He won the 2013 Frito Lay/Taco Bell Intercollegiate and finished second in the 2013 Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. He is a 4.0 GPA student and was elected team captain for the 2013 season. He helped lead the team to three victories in the spring and should be one of the top players in the conference."
2012-13: Reeves was the program's first-ever Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year while also earning OVC All-Newcomer accolades. He took part in 26 rounds, finishing with a 73.92 stroke average. He had a low round of 68 and his best finish was at the Frito Lay/Taco Bell Intercollegiate, where he brought home first place medalist honors.
JUNIOR GOLF: Reeves had five top 14 or better finishes in the five national level events he entered in 2012 highlighted by three consecutive victories in his final three junior golf events starting with the AJGA Music City Junior presented by Toyota, followed by the AJGA Hank Haney IJGA Open, and culminating with the Tennessee State Junior Amateur Championship. Since 2000, Reeves is one of only five other male golfers from Tennessee to win a single AGJA open or invitational. He is the only golfer to win two. Reeves is also the only golfer from Tennessee (at least since 2000) to capture an AJGA victory and a State Junior Amateur title during a junior career, not to mention capturing both in the same year. During this stretch, Reeves fired the lowest tournament rounds of his career: a 5-under under par final round 67 at the AJGA Music City Junior and a 6-under par second round 66 (par 72) at the Tennessee State Junior Am.
After his two AJGA wins, his junior golf ranking peaked at 80thin the prestigious Polo Golf Rankings which ranks junior golfers from all over the world competing in national level junior golf events. Reeves rose tto finish his junior career as the third ranked golfer in the state in the class of 2012 and fourth overall in the state.
Before 2012, Reeves had two significant wins, the AAJGT at Vanderbilt Legends Club event and the TSSAA District 4-AAA championship. All totaled, Reeves had 26 top five or better finishes in more than 50 junior golf events in his career including five additional first place finishes for a total of 10 wins overall. He was a three-time All-District 4-AAA selection and a two-time All-Knoxville Interscholastic League (KIL) honoree.
BEFORE UTM: Ben was the student government association student body president his senior year; the junior class president; and the sophomore class president. He maintained a 4.0 high school GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He received the Knoxville Optimist Club's Johnny Mauer award recognizing him as one of the top scholar athletes in Knox County and the US Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award. He was named the male scholar-athlete of the year during his junior year at Bearden High School.
PERSONAL: Reeves is the son of Todd and Connie Reeves. He was born on Feb. 17, 1994.
Year Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Best Finish
2012-13 26 1922 73.92 68 1
1 year 26 1922 73.92 68 1