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 Santiago Rivas
Santiago Rivas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cali, Colombia

High School:
Colombo Britanico

Height:
5-9

Experience:
2L


SPRING 2009: Fired a four-under 68 to share medalist honors with a three-day total of 207 at the USF Invitational ... carded rounds of 69-70-68 ... finished in a tie for sixth at the UTSA Intercollegiate after turning in rounds of 74-66-72 for a total of 212 ... tied for tenth in the stroke play event at the Callaway Golf Match Play Invitational carding a 72-74 finish of 146 ... led the Raiders at the Aggie Invitational placing in a tie for 22nd with rounds of 70-78 for a two-day total of 148 ... finished the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate at ten-over par after back-to-back rounds of 76 followed by a third-round 74.

FALL 2008: Tied with teammate Garrett Merrell in 13th place to lead Texas Tech to an eighth-place finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... carded rounds of 72-75-70, 1-over for the tournament ... helped the Red Raiders to a ninth-place finish at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate with rounds of 75-76-75 for a three-day total of 226, good for a share of 27th place ... finished in a tie for 18th with a 6-over 222 for rounds of 72-72-77 to help Tech to a season-best fourth place finish at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.

SPRING 2008: Registered in an 11th-place tie at the Big 12 Golf Championships, while also posting a 72 in the final round and finished play at 4-over par ... fired rounds 66-69-77 and tied in 39th place at the Hawaii-Hilo Intercollegiate ...tied in 12th place at the UTSA Invitational and finished with a 219 ... recorded a 78 for the second consecutive day to finish the round at the Linger Longer Invitational at 156 ... tied for 33rd place with 227 at the Western Intercollegiate ... finished a stroke back in 28th place at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate where he carded a final-round 76 after registering in a 75 and 72 in the first two rounds.

FALL 2007: (Junior)
Competed in five events this season, finishing second on the team in scoring average by carding an average of 72.27 per round...Shot a low round of 67 at the Jerry Pate National tournament, where he tied for 15th by shooting six under par...His best finish came at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate where he tied for fifth, shooting five-under 208.

SPRING 2007: (Sophomore)
Participated in seven events during the spring... In the first tournament of the season he turned in a plus-17 230 at the USC Collegiate Invitational to tie for 61st... His best finish of the season was at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate with a score of plus-two 146 to tie for 23rd.

FALL 2006: (Sophomore)
In his sophomore fall season, he participated in four fall tournaments... Top finish was at the Jerry Pate National Tournament where he turned in a 54-hole score of 212 to take 23rd place... Also shot a season low 69 at the Jerry Pate... Earlier in the season he placed 61st with a combined score of 224 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate tournament... Finished 31st in the Tucker Intercollegiate tournament, turning in a 224... Finished out the fall season with a tie for 49th in the Isleworth Collegiate Tournament with a combined score of 229... Season stroke average was 74.08... Participated in seven events during the spring... In the first tournament of the season he turned in a plus-17 230 at the USC Collegiate Invitational to tie for 61st... His best finish of the season was at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate with a score of plus-two 146 to tie for 23rd.

2005-06: (RS Freshman)
Took part in seven tournaments as a redshirt freshman and averaged 74.8 strokes per round ... Collected his first Top 10 finish during the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in April, ending in a tie for 10th with a scorecard of 215 ... Was Tech's highest finisher at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ending a tie for 15th, in a performance that including a opening round 67, his lowest round on the year ... Turned in tie for 21st at the 2006 Aggie Invitational ... At the 2006 Big 12 Men's Golf Championship, fired a three-round total of 227 to end play in a tie for 39th ... tied for 36th at the NCAA East Regional with a 222 and helped lead the Red Raiders to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2002.

2004-05: (Freshman)
Competed in one tournament for the Red Raiders before suffering a season-ending knee injury which led to a medical red shirt for the 2004-05 season ... Shot a 236, carding a low round of a 74 at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing tied for 65th for the event ... Ended the season averaging a 78.67 for the year.

COLOMBO BRITICANICO HIGH SSCHOOL:
Attended Colombo Britanico in Cali, Columbia ... Participated in golf garnering national and international recognition ... Graduated with honor medal for golf.

AMATEUR:
Named Best Golf Player of the Year in 2003 in Columbia ... Member of the National Golf Team 2001-2004 ... Named State Best Player during 2001-2002 ... Placed eighth in the Junior World Championships ... Was National Junior Champion and National Amateur Champion ... Team placed seventh at the Spirit Amateur Championships ... Became third Colombian golfer in history to finish top 10 at Junior World Championships ... Was Doble National and South American champion.

PERSONAL:
Born January 19, 1986 ... Son of Eugenio Rivas and Maria Elvira Llano ... Has one brother, Daniel, and one sister, Cristina ... Majoring in marketing.

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