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  Benjamin Thorseth
Benjamin Thorseth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Texas

High School:
Strake Jesuit College Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 170

Experience:
2L


At Rice
2009-10: Played in four events during the year, averaging 76.17 strokes per ground ... competed in three events during the fall season ... was part of the Owls' win at the UTA/Waterchase Invitational to open the season ... carded a three-round score of 223 (74-75-74) to finish in a tie for 31st ... best three-round score of the fall season came at the Louisiana Tech/Squire Creek Intercollegiate ... shot a three-round score of 222 (74-75-73) to finish in a tie for 36th ... competed in one event during the spring, playing as an independent at the 10th Annual Rice Intercollegiate presented by Srixon ... shot a 237 (78-78-81).

Benjamin Thorseth


2008-09: Played in two tournaments as a freshman ... traveled with the Owls to The Prestige at PGA West during the fall season ... shot a three-round score of 245 (83-80-82) at the tournament ... played as an individual at the 9th Rice Intercollegiate presented by Srixon but had the fourth-best score of the tournament ... closed out the tournament played at Westwood Golf Club with an even-par 72 to finish with a 227 (+11).

Amateur Highlights
2009: Placed second at the Eddie Burke Sr. Young Houstonian tournament held at Memorial Park Golf Course ... carded a three-round 212 at the historic Houston course ... played in the CPT BlackHorse Collegiate Open during the summer ... shot a 78 during U.S. Amateur Qualifying held on the Gary Player Course at The Woodlands.

2008: Followed up a pair of one-under par 71s with an even-par final round to win the Emerson Junior Golf Classic conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee, Calif. ... had a three-round score of 214 and captured the tournament title by three strokes ... had four birdies during the tournament's final round including the par-four sixth hole which propelled him back into the lead for good.

2007: Won the Greater Houston City Junior Championship and also captured the Texas/Oklahoma Junior Championship ... also qualified for match play at the 2007 United States Junior Amateur Championship, losing in the round of 64 ... was ranked No. 54 among 2008 seniors by the American Junior Golf Association ... also ranked No. 67 by GolfWeek and No. 68 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. 2005: Was the 2005 Greater Houston City Junior Champion and named the 2005 Houston Golf Association Player of the Year.

Strake Jesuit College Prep
Was the Texas Class 5A state runner-up to close out his senior season in 2008 ... as a junior placed in the top five in four tournaments and had seven, Top 20 finishes ... heading into his senior year was a two-time All-District 17-5A pick as well as the District 17-5A champion in 2007 ... was a National Honor Society student at Strake Jesuit.

Personal
Son of Jay and Lisa Thorseth ... born Feb. 7, 1990 in Denver, Colo. ... Economics major at Rice.

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