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Ben Firebaugh
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Roanoke, Va.
High School: William Byrd
Other College: Newberry
Experience: 2 Letters
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Career Highlights
  • Career lows of 70 (single round) and 213 (54 holes)
  • Had one career top-10 and two top-30 finishes

Fall 2013 (senior)

  • Saw action in one fall tournament, shooting a 241 at the Golf Galaxy/VCU Shootout
  • Posted fall bests of 80 in the first and third rounds of the tournament
2012-13 (junior)
  • Played in seven events and 20 rounds in his first full year
  • Averaged 76.30 strokes per round with one top-10 finish and three rounds of par or better
  • Had his best finish at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate, tying for seventh at 3-over 213
  • Posted three rounds of 72 or better in the tournament, including a career-best even-par 70 in the final round
  • Tied the career best with a 2-under 70 in the second round of the Keith Hills Invitational
  • Also had a 1-under 71 in the Old Dominion/OBX Invitational’s second round
2011-12 (sophomore)
  • Joined the program during the spring semester after transferring from Newberry
  • Shot a season-low 75 in the second round of the UNCW Seahawk Intercollegiate, eventually finishing in a tie for 62nd
Prior to JMU
  • Spent his first year and half at Newberry from August 2010-December 2011
  • Served as team captain and posted two top-five finishes his sophomore year, averaging 74.3 strokes
  • Posted the fourth-best 54-hole total in school history, while also setting a school record at the program’s home course with an 8-under 64
  • Was named to Academic-All Conference, Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List
High School
  • A 2010 graduate of William Byrd
  • Was a four-year letterwinner for the Terriers and Coach Kevin Tuck while serving as team captain and being named Team MVP his final three years
  • As a senior was Region III Player of the Year and Region III Individual champion as well as Second Team All-Metro
  • Also was First Team All-Blue Ridge District and All-Region III, as well as being selected to the Blue Ridge District All-Tournament Team in 2010
  • Selected First Team All-Blue Ridge District as a sophomore and junior and picked to the Blue Ridge District All-Tournament Team
  • Was a member of the A-B Honor Roll, Who’s Who, National Beta Club and Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee
  • Son of Steve and Debi Firebaugh
  • Majoring in finance and plans to work in corporate banking or financial advising
  • Enjoys fishing in his free time