- Manuel Villegas
- 5' 9"
- Medellin, Colombia (The Columbus School)
- 148 lbs.
(2006-07) Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third-straight season … Established career bests for tournaments played, rounds played, stroke average, 18-hole score, 54-hole score, rounds at par or better and top-10 finishes on the year … Played in 12 tournaments during the season, while he had only played in 12 total tournaments in the previous two years … Won the individual medal at the SunTrust Gator Invitational … Finished in a tie for 64th at the NCAA Championships with a 12-over 292 (70-71-71-80) … Carded a six-over 222 (74-73-75) at the NCAA East Regional, finishing in a tie for 32nd place … Placed in a tie for 64th at the United States Collegiate Championship with a 19-over score of 235 (81-80-74) … Tied for 58th at the Chris Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational with a score of 228 (77-74-77, +12) … Shot a total of 234 (+18) at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship to finish in a tie for 69th … Played his best golf of the Puerto Rico Classic in the second round, shooting a 70 en route to tying for 70th … Finished the tournament with a score of 77-70-81 = 228 (+12) … Claimed his first career individual medal with a wire-to-wire victory at the SunTrust Gator Invitational, guiding UF to a team title with a three-round total of 67-68-69 = 204 (-6) … The only player in the field to finish the tournament in red numbers … His first-round 67 was a career 18-hole low, and his total of 204 marked a career tournament best … Led Florida to a fourth-place showing at the Collegiate Match Play Championship with a 3-1-0 record for the weekend … Finished in a 61st-place tie with a total of 70-83-78 = 231 (+15) at the Isleworth Invitational … Helped the Gators claim victory at the PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational by posting red numbers in the final two rounds, including a career-best-tying 68 in the second round … Finished the event with a total of 71-68-69 = 208 (-2) to finish sixth, marking both his second career top-10 finish and below-par tournament … Fired a four-under 212 (73-69-70) to just miss a top-10 finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, finishing in a tie for 11th … Used a final-round eagle to post his third below-par round of the year on Sunday … Shot a 68 (-3) in the final round of the season-opening Inverness Invitational to capture individual runner-up honors … The second-place finish was the first top-10 showing of his career.
(2005-06) Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … 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 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 posting 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 at 12-over … 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.
Fired a 70 at the Boynton Beach local qualifier for the 2007 U.S. Open, advancing to the regional phase … Competed at the 2006 Western Amateur, shooting a two-day total of 76-73 = 149 (+9) to tie for 67th at Point O’Woods Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich. … 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 Colombia … 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 school did not have a team.
|Manuel Villegas – Career Stats|
|Best Rounds||Even or Under||Top-10|
Best finish: 1st, SunTrust Gator Invitational, 2007
Low Round: 67, SunTrust Gator Invitational, 2007
Low Tourney Score: 204, SunTrust Gator Invitational, 2007
|2006-07 (Junior Season)|
|9/11-12||Inverness Invitational (Toledo, Ohio)||2||74-76-68 = 218 (+5)|
|9/15-17||Carpet Capital Collegiate (Rocky Face, Ga.)||T11||73-69-70 = 212 (-4)|
|10/2-4||PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational (Williamsburg, Va.)||6||71-68-69 = 208 (-2)|
|10/22-24||Isleworth Invitational (Orlando, Fla.)||T61||70-83-78 = 231 (+15)|
|10/29-31||Collegiate Match Play Championship (Fort Worth, Texas)||3-1-0|
|2/10-11||SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)||1||67-68-69 = 204 (-6)|
|2/25-27||Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, Puerto Rico)||T70||77-70-81 = 228 (+12)|
|3/9-11||Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship (Las Vegas, Nev.)||T69||76-80-78 = 234 (+18)|
|3/17-18||Chris Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)||T58||77-74-77 = 228 (+12)|
|4/9-11||United States Collegiate Championship (Alpharetta, Ga.)||T64||81-80-74 = 235 (+19)|
|5/17-19||NCAA East Regional (Alpharetta, Ga.)||T32||74-73-75 = 222 (+6)|
|5/30-6/2||NCAA Championships (Williamsburg, Va.)||T64||70-71-71-80 = 292 (+12)|
|2005-06 (Sophomore Season)|
|9/19-20||Inverness Invitational (Toledo, Ohio)||T34||75-76-76 = 227 (+14)|
|9/26-27||Shoal Creek Invitational (Birmingham, Ala.)||T43||74-73-77 = 224 (+8)|
|2/5-7||Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)||T63||82-80-80 = 242 (+26)|
|2/18-19||SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)||T29||73-78-71 = 222 (+12)|
|2/10-11||United States Collegiate (Atlanta, Ga.)||61||76-81-78 = 235 (+19)|
|2004-05 (Freshman Season)|
|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)|