Martin Named Academic All-ACC for Third Straight Year

Martin Named Academic All-ACC for Third Straight Year

July 29, 2009

Clemson, SC — Ben Martin, who will be the senior leader of the Clemson golf team in 2009-10, has been named a first-team Academic All-ACC selection for the 2008-09 season. It is the third straight year Martin has been selected, the only Clemson golfer to be named three straight years.

Earlier this month, Martin was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon Academic Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association.

The native of Greenwood, SC made the academic honor roll both semesters in 2008-09.

On the course, Martin was second on the Clemson team in stroke average with a 73.00 figure and made first-team All-ACC. Only first-team All-American Kyle Stanley was better at 71.45. Martin had a pair of 10 finishes as he was third at the Puerto Rico Classic an eighth at The Hootie.

In June, Martin qualified for the United States Open with an eight under par score of 136 at a sectional qualifier in Maryland, the top score at that qualifier. He had rounds of 72-78 for a 150 score at the United States Open at Bethpage Black. He held the lead at two under par through his first 13 holes.