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Former CHS Student Earns Place In The Masters

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Bret Vaughn

Ben Carr placed in the top three in the U.S. Amateur, earning him a place in the Masters as well as the U.S. Open.

The U.S. Amateur contains 312 players that compete over two days playing 36 holes of stroke play.

On August 15 and August 16, 2022 former Columbus High School student, Ben Carr, played in the U.S. Amateur in New Jersey.

The CHS golf program has trained and taught many students such as Carr the technique of golf. However, no previous CHS students have reached The Masters before Carr’s nomination this year.

The CHS golf coach, Coach Parker, coached Carr during his time at CHS. Coach Parker has been coaching golf for 30 years at CHS.

Columbus High Senior and Varsity Golf member, Max Hinds, said “He (Carr) has good ethics and is a hard worker.”

Previous teammates and coaches respect his time spent on the Golf team. His phenomenal performance on, and off, the green has left an imprint on his team. His amazing performance and record in golf as well as maintaining a 4.0 GPA make him an admirable student and athlete.

After his CHS career, Carr went to the University of Georgia Southern for his Bachelor’s Degree in Management and as a part of their golf program. Carr is currently a fifth-year senior at Georgia Southern.

Carr has also played in NCAA New Haven Regional - Individual and Western Amateur Stroke Play before the U.S. Amateur. Carr is currently ranked as the #1 junior in the state of Georgia and ranked 39th for the 2018 class.

Carr won six of the nine high school tournaments he participated in as a senior, and set a CHS record with a 69.78 scoring average. Carr was also a four-year state high school champion during his time at CHS.

The Masters are said to take place in April so tune in and cheer him on.


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