Hometown: Greenville, S.C.
Previous School: Shannon Forest Christian
Eligibility: Sr. Major: Kinesiology
2011-12: Carded a final-round 76, buoyed by two birdies on the back-nine, to finish in 25th place at 44 over-par at the Big South Championship (85-77-76-238)...Made an eight-stroke improvement to shoot 83-75-158 for a 14-over 20th place finish at the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate…Took 9th place in helping the Bucs to the team title at the Spider Spring Break Invite by firing a 25-over par 241 (81-76-84).
2010-11: Posted her highest finish of the season at the Palmetto Intercollegiate where she shot a three day total of 227 and tied for 28th…Also had her best round of the season at the Palmetto Intercollegiate firing an opening day 72…Helped the team to a 5th place finish at the CSU Wendy’s Intercollegiate by firing a two day score of 161.
2009-10: 2010 Big South All-Conference team member… Part of CSU’s 2010 Big South Championship squad… Had a career-best finish of tied for 6th at the Big South Championship to earn All-Conference honors… Finished 114th at the NCAA East Regional in Greenville, N.C… Posted a stroke average of 81.8… Earned three top-25 results, including a 24th place tie at the Wendy’s Invitational and a 22nd place tie at the MSU Ocala Spring Invitational… Had a season-best score of 71 in the first round of the Big South Championship.
High School: Played at Shannon Forest Christian School for coached Ryan Godsey... Earned a #15 ranking in the SCJGA... 2009 Taylor Made Back to School Classic champion... Quarterfinalist in the 2009 SC Match Play event... All-Conference in men's golf.
Personal: Born Jan 19, 1991 ... daughter of Mike and Teresa Bensch... Favorite sports figure is Tiger Woods... Was named Homecoming Queen at Shannon Forest as a senior...Favorite music artist is Frank Sinatra…Her greatest lesson learned in athletics is “to never, ever quit”…Craziest ambition is to become an actress on Broadway.