Men's Golf


Ben Dietrich
Ben  Dietrich

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bluffton, S.C.

High School:
Heritage Academy

06/29/2016

South Carolina Posts 113 on 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks post over 100 for the 10th-straight year on the spring listing

06/29/2016

South Carolina Posts 113 on 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks post over 100 for the 10th-straight year on the spring listing

02/18/2016

Gamecocks Begin Spring Season at All-American Intercollegiate

Carolina returns to Houston looking to defend 2015 title

06/30/2015

Gamecocks Top SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ninth-straight spring with over 100 students making the list

06/30/2015

Gamecocks Top SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ninth-straight spring with over 100 students making the list

Awards/Honors

  • 2017 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 SEC Community Service Team

2016-17 (Redshirt Junior)

  • Played in the lineup for six of the team's 12 events, racking up a 74.50 18-hole scoring average for the season
  • Started all four events during the fall slate, tallying a 72.50 scoring average
  • Finished the season with seven rounds of par or better and three rounds in the 60s
  • Best finish came at the Camden Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 22-23), where he finished T-17th after shooting 220 (+10)
  • T-30th at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic (Nov. 4-6) after shooting an even par 213
  • Fired a 69 in the final round in Hawaii, helping the team to a top-five finish
  • Shot 1-over (214) at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate (Sept. 23-25) en route to a T-34th finish
  • Recorded a new 18-hole career low with an opening round 66 at the Maui Jim
  • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

2015-16 (Junior)

  • Did not compete
  • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

2014-15 (Sophomore)

  • Played in five tournaments, including four as a part of the lineup
  • Finished the season with a stroke average of 73.53
  • Recorded one top-20 finish, a tie for 15th showing at The Carmel Cup to open the season
  • Finished just outside the top 20 playing as an individual at the Camden Collegiate Invitational (T-23rd)
  • Member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • Named to the SEC Community Service Team

2013-14 (Freshman)

  • Secured a spot in the postseason lineup with a strong spring
  • Played in 10 tournaments, including one individual event
  • Recorded four top-20 finishes
  • Finished tied for seventh at the Savannah Quarters Individual and tied for 10th at the Seahawk Intercollegiate to help the Gamecocks win the event
  • Posted a season-low 54-hole total of 214 (-2) to finish tied for 11th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
  • Narrowly missed a top-20 finish at the NCAA Eugene Regional, finishing tied for 22nd
  • Tied for 109th at the NCAA Championship
  • Matched career-low with a 68 (-2) in the final round of the NCAA Championship
  • Had a stroke average of 73.68
  • Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Named to SEC Community Service Team

Prior to South Carolina

  • Graduated from Heritage Academy
  • Ranked in the top 10 in the Polo Golf Rankings for the class of 2013
  • Finished in a tie for 19th at the 2013 Players Amateur
  • Tied for third in match play at the Polo Golf Classic
  • Won the 2012 AJGA Junior at Savannah Quarters
  • Tied for seventh at the AJGA Junior Players Championship
  • Placed in the top 10 at the Junior Players
  • Finished tied for 12th at the 2011 Junior Jones Cup
  • Tied for 22nd at the 2012 Exide Technologies Junior Open
  • Was also a standout in the classroom
  • Graduated with honors
  • Member of the National Honors Society

Personal

  • Full name is Ben Dietrich
  • Parents are Lee and Kristi Dietrich
  • Has one brother, Ethan
  • Majoring in hotel, restaurant and tourism management
  • Chose South Carolina because of the coaching staff and overall potential of the program
Career Statistics
Year Events Rounds Low 54 Low 18 Par/Better Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Strokes Average
2013-14 10 28 214 68 6 0 2 4 2,063 73.68
2014-15 5 15 216 71 4 0 0 1 1,103 73.53
2015-16 1 3 229 71 2 0 0 0 222 74.00
2016-17 7 20 213 66 7 0 0 1 1,490 74.50
2017-18
Total 23 66 213 66 19 0 2 6 4,878 73.91

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