Player: Ben Sawaia Sawaia
Graduation Year: 2024
Area of Study: Economics
2021-22 (Sophomore): Played in eight tournaments totaling 24 rounds in 2021-22 ... Career-low single round score of 6-under 66 came in the second round of the Cowboy Classic ... Lowest tournament score of 2-under 214 happened twice (Southern Highlands Collegiate and Wyoming Cowboy Classic) ... Three top 30 finishes (T24th at Jackrabbit, T26th at Wyoming, T29th at Southern Highlands) ... Finished the season with a 74.63 scoring average, 70 birdies, four eagles and eight rounds at par or better.
2020-21 (Freshman): Played in three rounds in 2020-21 ... Lowest single round score was 1-under 71 ... Lowest tournament score was a 2-over 218 (74-71-73) ... Had one top twenty finish, 16th at Sewailo ... Finished the season with a 72.67 scoring average.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2020 graduate of Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada ... Was ranked second in the state by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and was a three-time first-team all-state honoree ... He was also a two-time team state champion member (2018, 2019) and three-time team region champion member (2017-19) ... Recorded three top-four finishes in AJGA Open events and is a four-time IMG Junior World Qualifier (2016-19) ... Also was a 2019 SNJGA Junior Americas Cup and Border War Team selection ... Was ranked inside of the top 100 in the Rolex rankings ... Competed in the Southwestern Amateur as a sophomore and junior and was invited to compete in the Western Junior ... In addition to golf, he also played soccer in high school.
PERSONAL: Benjamin Wade Sawaia was born Dec. 19, 2001, in Henderson, Nevada ... The son of John and Noel Sawaia ... His father was the longtime golf coach at Coronado High School and is also a UNLV alum (played baseball) ... Majoring in Business ... Enjoys hanging out with friends and family, spending time with the team and fishing ... Lists his parents as his biggest influence ... Has a younger brother, Brett.