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Ben Cooley
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rydal, Pa.
High School: Abington Senior

2011-12: 19 rounds, 77.6 stroke average, low round 67 (1st round Big 5 Invitational)
2012-13: 23 rounds, 76.1 stroke average, low round 69 (twice, 2nd round Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational)

2013-14 (fall): In the lineup for all three tournaments ... Penn's low scorer, t-16th overall at the Temple Invitational (71-75--146) ... Second among Penn players, t-24th overall at Yale's Macdonald Cup (72-70-74--216) ... Third among Penn players, t-14th overall at George Mason's Patriot Intercollegiate (75-71-73--219) ... Played in the No. 1 spot for Penn at the Ivy Match Play event, going 1-2 (beat Dartmouth's Jaster, 5 and 3; lost to Princeton's Jarmas, 3 and 2; lost to Brown's Hargrove, 3 and 2).

2012-13: Only player to play in every tournament, as well as the Ivy League Match Play event ... At Ivy League Championships, shot 76-79-78--233 and placed 30th overall (fourth among Penn players) ... Competed as an individual at season-opening Adams Cup of Newport, but finished with the low score among Penn players and tied for seventh overall (76-69-74--219) ... In the lineup, carded 76-69--145 to finish third among Penn players and tied for fourth overall at the Quakers' Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational ... Tied for 19th overall at the Princeton Invitational (73-73-77--223) ... Shot 80-72--152 to tie for 20th at Navy Spring Invitational, helping Penn win team title ... Tied for 25th overall at Yale Spring Invitational (74-79--153) ... Shot 81-82--163 to finish second among Penn players and t-62nd overall at Big 5 Classic ... Tied for 26th overall, fourth among Penn players, at the CHAMPS/Patriot Intercollegiate (76-72-74--222) ... Shot 81-79-81--241 at first spring event, the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate ... At Ivy Match Play, went 2-1 in the No. 3 spot with a 1-up loss to Dartmouth's Dai, a 3-and-1 win over Harvard's McCarthy, and a 1-up win over Cornell's Koehler.

2011-12: Played in eight tournaments, twice in the lineup and six times as an individual ... Second among Penn players, tied for 14th overall at the Big 5 Invitational in October (67-79--146) ... Tied for 72nd overall later in the fall at The Classic at Shelter Harbor (81-86--167) ... Best individual finish came at Navy Spring Invitational where he shot 74-76--150 and tied for ninth overall ... Carded 88-90--178 to finish 72nd at the Quaker Invitational ... Tied for 50th overall at the George Washington Invitational (79-81-79--239) ... In the fall, finished in a tie for 10th overall at Penn's Rehoboth Beach Invitational (77-69--146) ... Shot 75-71-74--220 to tie for 38th overall in collegiate debut, the Maryland Intercollegiate ... Competing as an individual, tied for 56th at Yale's Macdonald Cup (75-77--152).

High School: Lettered four times in golf and once in ice hockey ... Three-year captain of the golf team ... Individual medalist at the 2009 Suburban One League Championships ... Three-time first-team all-conference ... Key Club member ... National Latin Honor Society member.

Personal: Son of Kathy and Seth Cooley ... Older sister, Hannah, played lacrosse at St. Mary's College (Md.) ... Older brother, Ian, played for the club ice hockey team at the University of North Carolina ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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