Medellin, Colombia, South America
(Instituto Jorge Robledo)
1998-99 – Earned All-America Honorable Mention accolades...Received All-SEC first team honors...Competed in all 15 tournaments, posting a stroke average of 73.06...Finished the season with 10 rounds under par and six top 10 finishes...Tied for 39th-place at the NCAA Championship tournament...Led the team in scoring in his first NCAA East Regional appearance, where he finished seventh (213)...Led the way for UF at the Maxwell Invitational with a 2-over-par 212 total to finish second...Became the first freshman in Florida history (second in SEC history) to win an SEC individual title, carding a 2-over-par 218...Made birdie on the second hole of the first sudden-death playoff of tournament history at the Louisiana Classics to give the Gators the victory...Tied for 16th at that tournament...Was tied for 47th after round one of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship but shot a final round 4-under-par 68 and grabbed the seventh-place finish with 2-over-par 218...Finished third in the Gator Invitational shooting 5-under-par 205, to help the team capture its first win of the season...Competed in the first tournament of the season, finishing 20th... Tied for 25th at the Windon Memorial Classic, shooting 5-over-par 149...AMATEUR COMPETITION – Competed in the 1999 U.S. Amateur, missing the cut for match play by five strokes...Competed in the 1999 Northeast Amateur, placing 27th...Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 1999 North-South Amateur...Finished 15th in the Southeastern Tournament in Columbus, Ga...Competed in the Florida State Amateur in Orlando...Played in the U.S. Open Qualifier, where he qualified for the second qualifying tourney at Bay Hill Country Club...PREP – Joined the Gators as a relative unknown in the United States...A three-time South American Junior Champion...Was the first Latin American to win the Orange Bowl Golf Tournament in 1997...Named the best student at the Instituto Jorge Robeldo in Medellin, Colombia...Considered to be one of the top golfers in South America...Attended Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale his sophomore year as an exchange student, and competed on the golf team...PERSONAL – Born May 2, 1979 in Colombia... Lists Nick Faldo as his favorite sports personality...Admires his mother because of her determination...PARENTS - Alvaro Benedetti and Berta Lucia Ortiz...MAJOR – Business Administration.
|Camilo Benedetti- Career Stats|
|Best Rounds||Rds Under Par||Top-10 Finishes|
|Best Finish:||1st, 1999 SEC Championships|
|Low Round:||66 (-4), 1999 NationsBank Gator Invitational|
|Low Tourney Score:||205 (-5), 1999 NationsBank Gator Invitational|