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Ben Horne ~ HS Golf Coach~ Davis High School

801-690-1080  Bhorne@dsdmail.net

Cole Ponich

435.659.4784 / c7ponich@mac.com


2017 Tournament Highlights

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6A High School Golf

2017 Region Highlights

I am 17 years old, finishing my Junior year of high school, and have been golfing since the age of 2.  I've dreamed of playing golf at the collegiate level since I started playing in regional and national junior golf tournaments at the age of 5.  My dream is to be a member of an NCAA Division I Championship Team. I know playing golf at the collegiate level will not only help me to obtain my academic goals but will be a stepping stone to my ultimate goal of becoming a professional golfer on the PGA Tour .  I believe I will someday wear the "Green Jacket" and will be the #1 Golfer in the world.  I know that you can do anything that you work hard for and believe in your mind you can do.  

I am a team leader and always lead by example. I'm very coachable and strive to be one of the hardest working golfers and recruits you’ll find.  I'm willing to go above and beyond what it takes to play golf at the collegiate level.  I am self motivated, self-disciplined and not intimidated to play with older more experienced players.  I excel both in team and individual sports.  I have a positive attitude at all times on the golf course and I'm a positive influence to my teammates on and off the field or court.  My coaches have always enjoyed having me on their team.  I'm confident any collegiate golf coach will be proud to have me represent them, their university and their team. 

In the classroom I study hard and maintain a 3.8 or above GPA, while also being a member of the National Junior Honor Society.  From 2011 - 2014,  I was enrolled at the Utah Virtual Academy. This enabled me the flexibility to complete my school work while allowing me to work on my golf game and attend many regional and national tournaments throughout the United States. I attended Kaysville Junior High School for 9th grade and  I was the only Freshman to play on the Davis High School Varsity Golf Team.  After coming up short the past two years in winning the High School State Championship Individual Title, this year I not only won the 6A State Championship Individual Title by 6 strokes, my team also won the Team Championship by 11 shots.

I've won many junior golf tournaments and was the youngest player in the 116 year history of UT Men's State Am to qualify at the age of 12.  In 2015 my high school team won the 5A Region II Championships and finished 3rd at the 5A State Championships.   I also won the 5A Region II  Individual Title in 2015 and finished 2nd in the 5A Individual State Championships.  I posted scores of 68 and 63 at the 5A State Championships and missed the Individual title by one stroke.  I am most proud of my score of 59 to set the course record at Lakeside Golf Course and shooting -9 in the final round of the 2015 5A High School State Championships to lead my team to the lowest team score in the final round.  This year I finished T2 in the stroke play portion of the US Junior Amateur as well as finishing in the Top 10 all national events.  I was the 2016 UJGA Player of the Year for boys 15-18 and was recently awarded the 2017 UJGA Player of the Year for boys 15-18.  I am one of three players to win the award back to back.  Last, in October of 2017 I was named to the AJGA Rolex Junior All-American 2nd Team.

My dad has been my caddie, my mentor and my coach since I started playing golf.  I know that I have the skills and the mental strength necessary to play at the highest levels of competitive golf.  I have never had a professional lesson other than attending junior golf clinics and camps.  Golf comes naturally to me and I love the game for the social and competitive aspects.  

At this point I have not chosen a major for college.  I have chosen to play golf at BYU in 2019 and believe that Coach Brockbank and Coach Miller will provide the best support and guidance to help me become not only a great collegiate golfer but also achieve my lifetime goal of playing on the PGA Tour.  I hope to become a great role model to all my peers and continue to make my parents proud of my academic and athletic accomplishments.

Region Tournament

Ben Lomond

Score 67 - Team 2nd

                    Individual 2nd

Rick Mears ~ Club Professional ~ Oakridge CC

801-451-2281  Rick@oakridgecc.com

Region Tournament

The Barn - 9/20/17

Score 67- Team 2nd

                    Individual 2nd

Christine Burrows ~ Counselor ~ Davis High

801-402-8800  cburrows@dsdmail.net

Regional / National

2017 Tournament Highlights

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Region Tournament

Davis Park GC

Score 68 -  Individual 2nd

UT Junior Golf Association

2017 Tournament Highlights

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Region Tournament

Sun Hills Golf Course

Score 64 - Team 1st

                    Individual 1st


Age:  17

Birthday: 6/23/00

Height:  5' 10"

Weight:  130 lbs

18 Hole Average:  68

Handicap:  +5.6

Average Drive:  295

Lowest 18 Score:  59

Lowest 9 Score:  29

NCAA # 1505183172

Tom / Becky Ponich

435.731.0094 / ponichfamily@msn.com

Junior National / International

2017 Tournament Highlights

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6A State Championships

Valley View Golf Course

Score 65-68

Team - 1st                  Individual - 1st


Jeff Thurman ~ Club Director ~ UJGA

801-885-2123    jr-thurman@msn.com

Boyd Summerhays


Clay Ogden


Region Tournament

Glen Eagle Golf Course

Score 66 - Team 2nd

                    Individual 1st

2016 UJGA Player of the Year

2017 6A High School State Champion

2017 UJGA Player of the Year

2017 Rolex Junior All-American

Region Championships

Eagle Mtn - 9/25-26/17

Scores 71 - 71  / Finish 2nd

1st Team All Region

Regional / National

2018 Tournament Highlights

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Region Tournament

Hubbard Golf Course

Score 65 - Team 2nd

                   Individual 1st