Qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur at the age of 15, advancing into match play, and returned to the match play round of the event two years later ... finished second in the St. Louis Men's and shot his best round yet in an amateur tournament with a 67 ... won the Pepsi Little Peoples, Missouri State and Southern Junior golf tournaments ... multiple top finishes under his belt, including a 12th-place showing at the 2011 Southern Junior, a 16th-place effort at the 2011 Western Junior and runner-up finish at the 2011 St. Louis Metropolitan Amateur Championship ... finished near the top in the Western Junior and the Junior Am ... has five career holes-in-one, including three during 2007.
AT KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Four year letter-winner in golf under golf coach BJ Kenyon ... named to the All-State golf team all four years of his high school career ... advanced to the state tournament three times, finishing fourth his freshman year, third during his sophomore campaign and second as a senior ... low round in high school was a 66 ... four-year letter-winner for the Pioneer basketball team.
Benjamin Joseph Crancer is the son of Robyn and Ralph Crancer, III. ... born July 9, 1993, in Kirkwood Mo. ... has one sister, Lauren Dunning ... introduced to golf at the age of seven by his father ... has hit five hole-in-ones over the course of his career ... career-low round of 64 at the A&M Qualifying event ... enjoys playing ping pong and basketball in his spare time ... his father played golf for two years at the University of Texas ... majoring in business.