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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Milford's Ben James already a UConn commit - and he is only 11

MILFORD >> Ben James is not exactly an imposing figure at 5 feet 2 and 100 pounds. But even at the age of 11, he can be an intimidating presence on the golf course.

He already plays to a 6 handicap at Milford’s Great River Golf Club, which plays to a USGA Course rating of 72.8 from the blue tees. He has won several junior tournaments, including the 2013 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in the 10-year-old group. He has rounds under his belt at U.S. Open courses Merion and Torrey Pines.

James will be wrapping up his 6th-grade year at East Shore Middle School in Milford next month, but he has already made a verbal commitment to attend UConn and play for coach Dave Pezzino.

“It feels great because I have somewhere to go I really love,” James said. “I really love this state. We (Ben and his father, Don) have a great relationship with Coach and it’s a great fit for us.”


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