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Ben Taylor
Height: 6'0"
Class: Junior
Experience: Transfer
City/State: Leatherhead, England
High School: Millfield School
Other College: Nova Southeastern
Ben Taylor Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/27/2013

2013 Palmer Cup European Team Member
2013 NCAA Division II First-Team All-American
2013 Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year
2013 U.S. Amateur Qualifier
2012 Jack Nicklaus Division II Collegiate Player of the Year
2012 NCAA Division II First-Team All-American
2012 Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year
2012 Sunshine State Conference Champion

PRIOR TO LSU
Established himself as one of the premier amateur golfers worldwide in his two seasons at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. … Earned the right to compete with the 10-man European team at the 2013 Palmer Cup, an annual Ryder Cup-style collegiate competition featuring the top players from the United States and Europe … Joined the European team in the 2013 Palmer Cup held at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Del. … Also competed internationally during the summer of 2012 … Helped guide England to the 2012 European Challenge team championship … Also helped lead Europe to the 2012 Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy team title over the team from the Asia and Pacific region … Earned a spot on the Great Britain and Ireland squad that competed against Europe for the St. Andrews Trophy in 2012 … A leader of the premier men’s golf program in the NCAA Division II ranks during his two seasons at Nova Southeastern University … Was a two-time NCAA Division II First-Team All-American in 2012 and 2013 … Led the Sharks with identical scoring averages of 70.94 as a freshman in 2011-12 and sophomore in 2012-13 … Guided Nova Southeastern to the NCAA Division II national championship during his freshman season as the Sharks blanked Chico State with a 5-0 win in the national championship match at the Cardinal Club Golf Course in in Simpsonville, Ky. … Won the NCAA Division II individual bronze medal as the third-place finisher in stroke play at the 2012 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships … Honored for his performance as a freshman in 2011-12 as the Jack Nicklaus Award winner as the NCAA Division II Collegiate Player of the Year … A catalyst in the Sharks claiming the Sunshine State Conference team championship in 2012-13 … Won back-to-back SSC Player of the Year honors in 2012 and 2013 … Crowned the SSC individual champion during his freshman season in 2012 … Captured the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional individual championship during his sophomore season in 2013 … Won a total of five individual tournament titles in his two seasons at Nova Southeastern University … Won back-to-back titles at the Otter Invitational hosted by Cal State Monterey in the fall of 2011 and 2012 … Also captured the individual crown at the Barry Buccaneer Invitational hosted by Barry University in the spring of 2013 … Earned an impressive 16 top-five finishes and 19 top-10 finishes in his 23 tournament starts in his two seasons at Nova Southeastern University … Won bronze medals with third-place finishes in a pair of elite amateur championships in 2012 at the Jones Cup held in St. Simons Island, Ga., and the Turkish Amateur Championship with a 72-hole score of 7-under par 281 … Played at the 113th United States Amateur Championship held at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., in August 2013 prior to his arrival in Baton Rouge … Tied for 88th place in a field of more than 300 players in stroke play qualifying at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship with a 36-hole score of 6-over par 146.

PERSONAL
Born in Epsom, England … Son of Phil and Susanne Taylor … Has one sister, Katie … Favorite sports team is Arsenal Football Club … Plays right-handed … Plans to major in sport administration at LSU.

 

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