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Camilo Villegas
  • 5-9, 142
  • (2000-04)
  • Medellin, Colombia (The Columbus School)

At Florida -
(2003-04)
Earned PING first team All-America honors for the third time in his career … Became just the fourth player in school history to earn All-America honors all four years … Named SEC Player of the Year and the SEC Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Also named first team All-SEC for the third time … First player in school history to be named SEC Player of the Year twice …Named a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award … Named to the PING All-Southeast Region team … Inducted into UF's student Hall of Fame … Named a Ben Hogan Award semifinalist … CoSIDA Academic All-District III first team … GCAA Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar recipient … SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Named Southern Golf Association National Amateur of the Month for March after wins at Southern Highlands and Atlanta Intercollegiate …Posted best stroke average in school history (70.77) and led the Gators in top-five finishes (8), even-or-under par rounds (28) and tied for team lead in wins (2) and top-10 finishes (9) … Ended illustrious career by tying for 30th at NCAA Championships with rounds of 72-72-67-78 = 289 (+9) … Became first player in school history to finish in top 20 four times at regionals after tying for second at NCAA East Region Championships … Finished one stroke behind Bill Haas after rounds of 68-70-70 = 208 (-2) … Finished T5th at 2004 SEC Championships - his fourth top-20 finish in as many tries at the event … Shot rounds of 70-72-69 = 211 (+1) … Ran streak of consecutive even or under par rounds to 10 at SECs - second longest in school history … Broke school record for career wins with his eighth at the Atlanta Intercollegiate - his second straight medalist honor at the tournament … Posted a three-round total of 204 (-12), which was the fourth best score by par in school history … Was under par all three rounds with scores of 70-72-72 = 214 (-2) at Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational to tie for fifth … Claimed seventh career win at Southern Highlands Collegiate in winning event by one stroke over Bill Haas of Wake Forest … He finished 11-under at the tournament (205), which was his third best score by par in his career … Finished inside the top 25 for the 13th straight tournament after tying for 15th at the Puerto Rico Classic … Carded rounds of 74-67-76 = 217 (+1) … Tied for fifth at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate after shooting rounds of 72-74-70 = 216 (E) … Shot one-over (211) and finished in a tie for third at SunTrust Gator Invitational after carding rounds of 70-69-72 … Finished 2-1-1 as Florida won Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship title … Placed outside top 20 for first time in nine tournaments at the Gary Koch Invitational after rounds of 70-71-78 = 219 (+3) to finish T23rd … Tied with teammate Jessie Mudd for ninth at the Carpet Capital Collegiate after finishing at three-under (72-70-71 = 213) in helping the Gators to their second tournament win for the season … Tied for 12th at the NCAA Preview after finishing at three-over with a two-round score of 143 (71-72) … T2nd at Bank of Tennessee to open the 2003 fall season by shooting six-under 210 (69-70-71).

(2002-03) PING third team All-American … Second team All-SEC selection ... SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … SEC Golfer of the Week (May 13) ... Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar … PING Southeast Regional first team selection … Verizon Academic All-District III second team selection … Named a 2003 Ben Hogan Award nominee … Finished in the top 20 at the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career with a tie for 16th at 297 (+9) … Tied for 12th with a 211 (-5) at the NCAA East Regional, marking the second consecutive tournament that he was the highest Gator finisher ... Won sixth medalist title of his career with a first-place finish at the Atlanta Intercollegiate with a 194 (-22) ... Shot rounds of 66-66-62 ... Final 62 (-10) was a tournament record ... Moved into sole possession of second place in UF history for most individual medalist titles with six (only one shy of tying the record of Chris DiMarco with seven) ... Marked the second consecutive year that he won multiple individual titles and has won at least once in all three years of competition at UF ... Tied for 19th at 218 (+8) at the SEC Championships, including shooting a final round 69 (-1) ... Shot a one-under 71 to finish tied for sixth at the Auburn Multi-Match ... Rebounded from a tough showing at the Las Vegas with a tie for 12th at 214 (-2) at the Schenkel Invitational ..., which is presented to nation's most outstanding college golfer ... Shot a 218 (+2) to finish 13th at the Puerto Rico Classic ... Finished in a tie for 37th with a 222 (+6) at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate ... Tied for 17th with a 221 (+11) at the Gator Invitational ... One of three Gators to compete in all three rounds of the Hooters Match-Play Championship ... Compiled a 1-1-1 record ... Won first round match over Brock Mackenzie (Washington) 2 and 1 ... Halved with Augusta State's Oliver Wilson and lost to Texas' Matthew Rosenfeld in the third round (3 and 1) ... Placed T19 at the Gary Koch Invitational with one-under par 143, which marked the 14th time in the previous 16 college tournaments he finished inside the top 20 ... Finished in a tie for 25th at the NCAA Preview at 226 (+10) ... Only the second time in the last 15 tournaments that he failed to finish in the top 20 of the individual standings ... Tied for fifth at the 2002 Carpet Capital Collegiate at 211 (-5) ... Won medalist honors at the Inverness Invitational with his 215 (+2).

(2001-02) Became the first Gator to be named a Ben Hogan Award finalist, given to the best collegiate golfer in the country … Named a PING first team All-American for second straight year … Won SEC Player of the Year honors … Spent four weeks ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin national rankings … One of only 10 Florida student-athletes selected as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar … Also won All-SEC first team accolades … Tied for 46th at the NCAA Championships … Won three tournaments … 70.80 seasonal stroke average was the best in school history (since 1981) … Shot a second round 62 at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate which set the competitive course record and the second best ever by a Gator … The incredible round led him to the individual and the team titles … Claimed an eight-stroke victory at the UNF/Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship shooting six-under 210 … Named SEC and Golfworld National Player of the Week.

(2000-01) PING first team All-American … First team All-SEC selection ... Tied for 22nd at the NCAA Championships, firing a tournament total of 288 (E) ... Won the NCAA East Regional with a three-round total of 201 (-15), the best individual total at a regional in UF history ... His first-round score of 64 (-8) set a course record ... Tied for fifth at the Atlanta Intercollegiate with a 212 (-4) ... Shot a 71 (-1) in the first and second round of the U.S. Collegiate to finish with a 220 (+3) in 22nd place ... Shot three-round totals of 65-69-65 - 206 (-11) to tie for second at the SunTrust Gator Invitational ... Recorded first top-five finish, and low tournament score of 213(-3) at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate ... Had first top-10 finish of collegiate career at the Carpet Capital Collegiate after shooting a three-day total of 72-67-79 - 218 (+2) for a tie for 10th place.

Amateur Competition - Won the Players Amateur after finishing at 14-under, which included a final round 66 at the par-72 course … Advanced to the second round of match play at the 2003 U.S. Amateur where he fell to eventual runner-up Casey Wittenberg … Lost in a playoff for the final spot in the Sweet 16 at the Western Amateur in 2003 … Finished fifth at the 2002 World Amateur Golf Team Championships in the individual standings with a 286 (-2) … Shared medalist honors in the stroke-play portion of the 100th Annual Western Amateur in 2002 ... Advanced to the Sweet 16 at the 102nd Annual U.S. Amateur Championship in 2002 ... At the 2000 World Amateur Team Championship in Berlin, Germany, was a member of the Colombian team … Named the best player of the decade in Colombia by Abierto de Golf in its February 2000 issue … Also named the golfer of the month by Abierto de Golf in the same issue … Took medalist honors at the 2000 South American Juvenile Championships after finishing 16-under-par with a score of 216 … Won the 2000 South America Juvenile Select when he finished 13-under-par … Playing with the Pedro Russi Team, he earned medalist honors at the 2000 Malinalco, Mexico Cup … In 1999, earned medalist honors nine times … Took first at the 1999 Orange Bowl International Championship in Miami when he carded an eight-under-par 276 … At the 1999 Colombia Open, finished first with a score of 293 … Also earned medalist honors at the Arturo Calle Cup in 1999 … At the Junior World Championships, finished fifth after shooting a 289 … Won the 1999 South America Juvenile Championships with a score of 277, 11-under-par … Garnered medalist honors at the 1999 South American Juvenile Select in a field of 400 golfers … Has participated in numerous competitions in South America.

Prep - High school did not have a golf team.

Camilo Villegas Career Stats
Best Rounds Even or Under Top-10
Year Tourneys Rds Strokes Avg. 18 54 Par Rds. Finishes
2000-01 13 40 2,844 71.1 64 199 26 7
2001-02 13 40 2,832 70.8 62 205 24 9
2002-03 14 40 2,886 72.15 62 194 20 4
2003-04 13 39 2,760 70.77 67 204 28 9
Totals 53 159 11, 322 71.21 62 194 98 29
Best Finish: 1st, eight times: 2004 Atlanta Intercollegiate, 2004 Southern Highlands Collegiate, 2003 Atlanta Intercollegiate, 2002 Inverness Invitational, 2001 Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational, 2002 UNF/Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships, Las Vegas Invitational and 2001 NCAA East Regionals
Low Round: 62, twice: 2003 Atlanta Intercollegiate, 2001 Gary Koch Invitational
Low Tourney Score: 194 (-22), 2003 Atlanta Intercollegiate
2003-04 (Senior Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish Score
9/13/2014 Bank of Tennessee (Johnson City, Tenn.) T2nd 69-70-71 -210 (-6)
9/22/2023 NCAA Preview (Hot Springs, Va.) T12 71-72 - 143 (+3)
10/3/2005 Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.) T9th 72-70-71 - 213 (-3)
10/20/2021 Gary Koch Invitational (Tampa, Fla.) T23rd 70-71-78 - 219 (+3)
11/7/2009 Hooters Match Play (North Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 2-1-1  
1/31-2/1 SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T3rd 70-69-72 - 211 (+1)
2/8/2010 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) T5th 72-74-70 - 216 (E)
2/22/2024 Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, PR) T15th 74-67-76 - 217 (+1)
3/12/2014 Southern Highlands Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) 1st 67-69-69 - 205 (-11)
3/20/2021 Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.) T5th 70-72-72 - 214 (-2)
3/29/1930 Atlanta Intercollegiate (Stockbridge, Ga.) 1st 69-67-68 - 204 (-12)
4/16/2018 SEC Championships (Sea Island, Ga.) T5th 70-72-69 - 211 (+1)
5/20/2022 NCAA East Region Championships (New Haven, Conn.) T2nd 68-70-70 - 208 (-2)
6/1/2004 NCAA Championships (Hot Springs, Va.) T30th 72-72-67-78 - 289 (+9)
2002-03 (Junior Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish Score
9/16/2017 Inverness Invitational (Toledo, Ohio) T1st 71-73-71 - 215 (+2)
9/27/2029 Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.) T5th 67-71-73 - 211 (-5)
10/7/2008 NCAA Fall Preview (Stillwater, Okla.) 25th 78-69-79 - 226 (+10)
10/14/2015 Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational (Tampa, Fla.) T19th 70-73 - 143 (-1)
2/8/2009 SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T17th 76-74-71 - 221 (+11)
2/17/2018 Mercedes Benz Collegiate (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) T37th 73-76-73 - 222 (+6)
2/23/2025 Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, PR) T13th 75-73-70 - 218 (+2)
3/7/2009 Las Vegas Intercollegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) T61st 71-78-76 - 225 (+9)
3/22/2023 Chris Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.) T12th 72-70-72 - 214 (-2)
20-Apr Auburn Multi-Match (Auburn, Ala.) T6th 71 (-1)
4/25/2027 SEC Championships (Sea Island, Ga.) T19th 76-73-69 - 218 (+8)
5/8/2009 Atlanta Intercollegiate (Stockbridge, Ga.) 1st 66-66-62 - 194 (-22)
5/15/2017 NCAA East Regional (Auburn, Ala.) T12th 73-69-69 - 211 (-5)
5/27/1930 NCAA Championships (Stillwater, Okla.) T16th 72-79-75-71 - 297 (+9)
2001-02 (Sophomore Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish Score
9/28/1930 PING/Golfweek NCAA Preview (Columbus, Ohio) T26th 75-72-73 - 220 (+7)
10/5/2007 Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.) 2nd 75-65-72 - 212 (-4)
10/15/2016 Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational (Tampa, Fla.) 1st 73-62-72 - 207 (-9)
2/9/2010 SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville) 7th 68-68-71 - 207 (-3)
2/18/2019 UNF/Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) 1st 71-66-73 - 210 (-6)
2/24/2026 Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, Puerto Rico) T18 75-71-72 - 218 (+2)
3/8/2010 Las Vegas Invitational (Las Vegas, Nev.) T1st 68-69-71 - 208 (-8)
3/23/2024 Chris Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.) T5th 73-73-69 - 215 (-1)
4/6/2007 Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational (Augusta, Ga.) T3rd 68-69-68 - 205 (-11)
5/9/2010 Atlanta Intercollegiate (Stockbridge, Ga.) 3rd 70-71-66 - 207 (-9)
4/19/2021 SEC Championships (Sea Island, Ga.) T5th 68-70-76 - 214 (+4)
5/16/2018 NCAA East Regional (Atlanta, Ga.) T18th 75-71-75 - 221 (+5)
5/29-6/1 NCAA Championships (Columbus, Ohio) T46th 70-72-74-72 - 288 (+4)
2000-2001 (Freshman Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish Score
9/18/2019 Tournament of Champions (Knoxville, Tenn.) T39th 76-74-72 - 222 (+6)
10/6/2008 Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.) T10th 72-67-79 - 218 (+2)
10/16/2017 Gary Koch/ Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate (Tampa, Fla.) T5th 69-71-73 - 213 (-3)
11/3/2005 Rolex/GolfWorld/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invite (Hilton Head S.C.) T33rd 69-72-73 - 214 (-2)
2/10/2011 SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T2nd 66-69-65 - 199 (-11)
2/19/2020 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) T13th 72-73-69 - 214 (-2)
3/9/2011 Las Vegas Intercollegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) T4th 75-70-67 - 212 (-4)
3/24/2025 Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.) T30th 71-76-73 - 220 (+4)
4/6/2008 US Collegiate Championships (Puerto Vallarta, Mex.) T22nd 71-78-71 - 220 (+4)
4/20/2022 SEC Championships (Sea Island, Ga.) T2nd 69-70-72 - 211 (+1)
5/10/2011 Atlanta Intercollegiate (Stockbridge, Ga.) T5th 68-74-70 - 212 (-4)
5/17/2019 NCAA East Regionals (Williamsburg, Va.) 1st 64-70-67 - 201 (-15)
5/30-6/2 NCAA Championships (Durham, N.C.) T22nd 76-69-73-70 - 288 (E)
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