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David Bence

David Bence


  • Four-year starter in basketball as a guard
  • Two-time varsity captain
  • Captain of the first UR team in NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament and #2 nationally ranked team
  • Led team to 20 straight victories
  • He was awarded the Alcott Neary MVP Award
  • Set UR records for career assists (332), assists per game (13), field goal percentage (81.8%), and steals
  • Named the Cornell-Pepsi Classic MVP
  • Named a Democrat & Chronicle College Coaches' All-Star
  • He was a Lincoln First Tournament 1st Team honoree
  • Graduated with double major in political science and history


  • Had career in Banking and Government Service, but eventually became a PGA member
  • Head Pro at Omni Tucson National from 1999-2003
  • He was awarded the 2010 Spirit of Embassy Award
  • He is a cancer survivor who has been an inspiring counselor to many