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Manuel Villegas
  • 5-9, 143
  • Sophomore
  • Medellin, Colombia
  • (The Columbus School)

At Florida -
(2005-06)
Played as an individual at the United States Collegiate...Finished 61st with scores of 76-81-78 = 235 (+19)….Played as an individual during the SunTrust Gator Invitational... Carded scores of 73-78-71 = 222 (+12) to finish tied for 29th-place...Recorded scores of 82-80-80 = 242 (+26) at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate...Tied for 43rd at the Shoal Creek Invitational with scores of 74-73-77 = 224 (+8)…Earned his second opening-tournament start at the Inverness Invitational and recorded scores of 75-76-76 = 227 (+14).

(2004-05) Named to the SEC Good Works Team…Member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll…Competed in eight tournaments…Fired rounds of 75-79-79 = 233 (+23) at the NCAA Championships …Shot a 234 (+18) at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate to finish tied for 57th place…Tied for 73rd by firing rounds of 81-78-78 = 237 (+21) at the Southern Highlands Collegiate…Recorded his best career finish by tying for 27th at the SunTrust Gator Invitational and recording rounds of 77-71-73 = 221 (+11)…Shot a 236 (+20) at the Isleworth Invitational to finish tied for 57th overall…Notched rounds of 77-77-74 = 228, to finish the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate 12-over par…Saw first career action at the 2004 NCAA Preview, where he fired his collegiate career-low round of even-par 70.

(2003-04) Redshirted the season and did not see any action.

Amateur Competition - Tied for 62nd at the 2004 Players Amateur by carding rounds of 76-78-76-74 = 304 (+16)…Failed to make the cut of the 2004 Western Amateur after shooting a 145 (72-73) and finishing in a tie for 65th…From 1998-02, he finished in the top-10 in 40 National Open tournaments in Columbia…Took top honors in nine of those events…Finished 11th at the 2002 Mexico National Amateur Championship…Placed sixth at the 2002 South America Junior Championship in Santa Cruz, Ecuador…Took 20th at the 2002 Junior World Team Championships in Japan…Team placed 11th at the 2001 Junior World Golf Team Championship in Tottori, Japan, with Villegas finishing 37th…Tied for 21st at the 2001 Orange Bowl International Junior Golf Championship in Miami, Fla…Played in the 1999 Junior World Championship in San Diego, Calif., and finished 18th…Took second at the 1999 South America Amateur in Asuncion, Paraguay…Placed ninth at the 1999 Mexico Junior Championship…Won the Colombian children's national championship for the 12-14 boys age group in 1998 and the 10-12 boys age group in 1996.

Prep - Prep school did not have a team.


Manuel Villegas - Career Stats
Best Rounds Even or Under
Par Rds.
Top-10
Finishes
Year Tourneys Rds Strokes Avg. 18 54
2004-05 7 21 1,615 76.90 70 221 1 0
2005-06 5 15 1,150 76.67 71 222 0 0
Totals: 12 36 2,765 76.80 70 221 1 0
Best finish: T27th, 2005 SunTrust Gator Invitational
Low Round: 70, 2004 NCAA Preview
Low Tourney Score: 221, 2005 SunTrust Gator Invitational
2005-06 (Sophomore Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish (Score)
Sept. 19-20 Inverness Invitational (Toledo, Ohio) T34 75-76-76 = 227 (+14)
Sept. 26-27 Shoal Creek Invitational (Birmingham, Ala.) T43 74-73-77 = 224 (+8)
Feb. 5-7 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) T63 82-80-80 = 242 (+26)
Feb. 18-19 SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T29 73-78-71 = 222 (+12)
April 10-11 United States Collegiate (Atlanta, Ga.) 61 76-81-78 = 235 (+19)
2004-05 (Freshman Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish (Score)
9/26-27 NCAA Preview (Baltimore, Md.) T56th 75-70-81- 226 (+16)
10/11-12 Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf (Tampa, Fla.) T48th 77-77-74- 228 (+12)
10/25-26 Isleworth Invitational (Orlando, Fla.) T57th 80-75-81- 236 (+20)
11/14-16 Hooters Match Play (Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.)   2-1-1
2/5-6 SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T27th 77-71-73- 221 (+11)
3/11-13 Southern Highlands Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) T73rd 81-78-78- 237 (+21)
4/4-5 Morris Williams (Austin, Texas) T57th 80-78-76- 234 (+18)
6/1-4 NCAA Championships (Baltimore, Md.) MC 75-79-79- 233 (+23)
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