Northwestern jumps to eighth, just four strokes out of a sixth-place tie
2014-15: Competed in all of Northwestern's tournaments as a member of the team lineup, providing a steady scoring source from the middle of the lineup ... Finished fourth on the team with a 74.13 stroke average ... Best finish came in a 12th-place effort at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate (Oct. 5-7) ... Opened the prestigious Gifford Collegiate (Nov. 3-5) with an even-par 71 to help Northwestern to a fifth-place finish among a strong field ... Opened the Jones Invitational (Feb. 23-24) with a 1-under 71 to help Northwestern to a team-season-best third place finish ... Had a similarly strong opening round at The Goodwin (March 26-28), firing an even-par 70 ... Closed The Boilermaker (April 18-19) with an even-par 72 to aid Northwestern in jumping up to third in the team standings ... After a tough start at the 2015 Big Ten Championships, shot identical 1-over 73s in the third and fourth rounds to climb up to 39th in the standings.
2014-15 Results: Windon Memorial Classic • 75-71-72=218 (+8) (36th) Erin Hills Intercollegiate • 74-72-73=219 (+3) (12th) Rod Myers Invitational •75-73=148 (+4) (33rd) Gifford Collegiate • 71-72-73=216 (+3) (21st) Big Ten Match Play Championship, 1-0-2
Halved with Max Killin (IU)
Lost to Ben Warnquist (MD), 6 and 5
Halved with Austin Eoff (Purdue)
Jones Invitational • 71-77-72=200 (+4) (23rd) Louisiana Classics • 75-77-75=227 (+11) (59th) The Goodwin • 70-78-73=221 (+11) (90th) Kepler Intercollegiate • 76-75-77=228 (+15) (54th) The Boilermaker • 74-77-72=223 (+7) (36th) Big Ten Championships • 80-78-73-73=304 (+16) (39th)
2013-14: Competed in 10 of Northwestern's 11 tournaments -- including all five of NU's fall tournaments -- as a member of the team lineup ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Northwestern's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree ... Best finish was a 16th-place effort at NU's own Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 22-23) where he opened with consecutive 1-under 71s in the first and second rounds to help NU to the team championship ... His even-par 72 in the second round of the Rod Myers Invitational (Oct. 12) helped Northwestern to another team championship.
2013-14 Results: Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational • 81-74-77=232 (68th) Windon Memorial Classic • 71-71-75=217 (16th) Erin Hills Intercollegiate • 72-77-78=227 (45th) Rod Myers Invitational •75-72-77=224 (42nd) Gifford Collegiate at Pelican Hill • 72-73-75=220 (36th) Big Ten Match Play Championship 0-2
Lost to Nicholas Grubnich (IU), 4 and 2
Lost to Phillippe Schweizer (PU), 3 and 1
Puerto Rico Classic •76-76-75=227 (67th) The Goodwin • 73-74-73=220 (61st) Boilermaker Invitational • 79-74-75=228 (52nd) Big Ten Championships •75-79-79-79=312 (46th)
2012-13: Played in all 10 of NU's regular season events, appearing in the team lineup in eight, including all five of Northwestern's fall tournaments ... Also played at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional ... Concluded the year with the fourth-best stroke average on the team (74.76) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competing as an individual at the Northwestern Spring Invitational (4/15-4/16), finished a career-best 12th place at 5-over 221 ... Finished 2-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship in February with a big 7 and 5 win over Michigan's Miguel Echavarria and another huge 6 and 4 victory against Indiana's Hugo Menendez ... Matched his career-best score with a 2-under 69 in the second round of the Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle (11/6), eventually finishing 13th overall in the tournament at 3-over 216 ... Carded an even-par 71 in the second round of the season opening Inverness Intercollegiate (9/17) ... Began the U.S. Intercollegiate with a 1-over 71 in the opening round, his best total of the spring season (3/28).
2012-13 Results: Inverness Intercollegiate • 79-71-79=229 (43rd) Windon Memorial Classic • 76-75-73=224 (22nd) Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational •74-80-74=228 (52nd) Rod Myers Invitational • 73-74-74=221 (30th) Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle • 73-69-74=216 (13th) Big Ten Match Play Championship 2-1
Lost to Dan Ellis (MSU), 3 and 2
Def. Miguel Echavarria (U-M), 7 and 5
Def. Hugo Menendez (IU), 6 and 4
Puerto Rico Classic •78-77-75=230 (64th) Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic • 76-74-76=226 (77th) U.S. Intercollegiate • 71-73-76=220 (62nd) (played as an individual) Northwestern Spring Invitational • 72-76-73=221 (12th) (played as an individual) NCAA Baton Rouge Regional •78-76-74=228 (34th)
2011-12: Competed in 10 of Northwestern's 11 tournaments, compiling a 75.16 stroke average with four rounds at par or better and two scores in the 60s ... Had a huge 5 and 4 win over Matt Pitazzoto in the Wildcats' match play win over then-No. 1 UCLA on October 13 at Evanston Golf Club ... Best finish of the fall came at the Marshall Invitational, where a second round 2-under 69 helped Lavin to a 29th-place finish ... Led Northwestern with a 1-under 215 (75-71-69) at The Prestige at PGA West (Oct. 9-11) ... Earned the first top-20 finish of his career with an 18th-place effort at the NYX Hoosier Invitational (April 7-8).
2011-12 Results: Marshall Invitational •72-69-74=215 (29th) Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational •79-83-75=237 (74th) The Prestige at PGA WEST • 75-71-69=215 (30th) UCLA Match • Def. Matt Pitazzoto, 5 and 4 Windon Memorial Classic • 74-75-79=228 (77th) Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle •75-82-75=232 (62nd) Big Ten Match Play Championship 2-2
Lost to Jay Woodward (Penn State), 5 and 4
Def. Brad George (Iowa), 2-up
Lost to Dan Charen (Ohio State), 1-up
Def. David Haley, Jr. (Minnesota), 4 and 3
Rice Intercollegiate • 75-73-73=221 (24th) Barona Collegiate Cup • 73-77-75=225 (68th) NYX Hoosier Invitational •73-71-73=217 (18th) Big Ten Championships • 82-78-79-75=314 (47th) NCAA Bowling Green Regional • 75-76-75=226 (43rd)
High School: Advanced out of local qualifying for the U.S. Open for the second-straight year with a fourth-place 73 at Orchard Valley Country Club in Aurora, Ill., in 2011 ... Finished third at the 2010 Illinois Open, shooting a 66 in the final round to end up one stroke away from low amateur status ... Won the 2010 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Apawamis tournament ... Advanced to the 2010 U.S. Open sectional qualifying round ... Holds all of Deerfield High School's golf records, including best 18-hole average (70.1), best nine-hole average (34.0) and low nine-hole match score (5-under 31) ... Has finished in the top-10 in the state in all of his high school seasons, earning three all-state honors ... Was 10th in the state in 2008, second in 2009 and third in 2010 ... All-conference and team MVP every season ... Pioneer Press All-Lake Shore in 2008 and 2010 ... Honor roll member ever semester of high school.
Personal: Born Bennett Jordan Lavin ... Son of Ron and Lisa Lavin ... Sister, Jamie, plays golf at Penn State ... Played baseball, hockey and golf growing up, winning the state title in Pee Wee hockey at the AA level ... Majoring in economics.