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Ben Crane

Residence:
   Keller, Texas
Birthplace:
   Portland, Ore.
Turned Pro:
   1999
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165
Birthdate:
   March 5, 1976
Age: 27
College:
   Portland, Ore.

Player Notes

Winner of the 1998 Pacific Coast Amateur. . . Was a three-time all-Pac-10 selection. Originally attended Baylor University, but did not play golf. Was the medalist at the 1995 U.S. Amateur. After turning pro he started Monday qualifying on the Buy.Com tour and it paid off in 2000 when he won the Buy.Com Tour's Wichita Open, becoming the 12th Monday qualifier to win a tournament with a three-stroke victory. His winning score of 25-under-par was at the time the second lowest score in Buy.Com Tour history.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
2 - 2000 Buy.Com Wichita Open, 2001 Gila River Classic At Wild Horse Pass Development

PGA Tour
1 - 2003 BellSouth Classic

Career Summary

2000 Buy.Com Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 11; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average 71.57 (ranked 72nd); money $103,651 (ranked 48th); winner Buy.Com Wichita Open

2001 Buy.Com Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 14; top ten finishes - 4; stroke average 70.83 (ranked 46th); money $147,474 (ranked 23rd); winner Buy.Com Gila River Classic. Earned his PGA Tour card by finishing T5th at the 2001 PGA Tour qualifying tournament. Coming into 2002 he had never played in a PGA Tour event.

2002 Notes
Earned a career-best $518,400 at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic, six days before his wedding, enough to secure card for 2003.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 30 / Rounds Played: 89 / Cuts made: 16 / Top-10 finishes: 2 / Best finish: 2nd at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic / Earnings: $921,076 Rank (70th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.16 / (94th); Driving Distance - 286.1 / (39th); Driving Accuracy - 65.8% / (138th); GIR - 62.7% / (171st); Putting - 1.715 / (4th); Birdie Average - 3.96 per rd / (22nd) / Total Birdies - 352; Sand Saves - 48.0% / (125th); All-Around Rank - 611 / (51st)

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