Ben Curtis to fill in as Men’s Golf Coach

Ben Curtis (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
While Kent State Golden Flash head men’s golf coach Herb Page is recovering following quintuple bypass surgery, a familiar face will be stepping in to volunteer.

Kent State alum and 2003 British Open Champion Ben Curtis has volunteered to fill in for his mentor as a voluntary coach. Page, an Ontario Golf Hall of Fame honoured member who hailed from Markham, Ont., underwent the surgery August 15th.

Curits flew out with the team today for its season-opening tournament at the Gopher Invitational in Minnesota. The offer to help his alma mater during a break from playing on the PGA Tour reunites Curtis with current Kent State associate head coach Jon Mills, an Oshawa, Ont. native. The two were teammates from 1998-2000 when they led the Flashes to a pair of top-25 national finishes.