USF Men's Golf BIO
Rigel Fernandes
Player Profile:
Rigel Fernandes 1748698
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bradenton, Fla.
High School: The Pendleton School

2016-17: American all-conference selection for the third consecutive season... Graduated in the spring at 20 years old with a degree in communications... Tied for second on the team with five top-25 finishes and ranked third on the squad with a 72.9 scoring average through 31 rounds... Earned all-conference honors after tying for ninth at the league championship, helping the Bulls capture the team title for the third consecutive season... Had a streak of four straight top-25 finishes in the spring, starting with a tie for fourth at the Valspar Collegiate Championship (3/21/17)... Tied for 15th at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship to help the Bulls capture the team title (4/4/17)...Posted a 73.2 scoring average in 11 rounds of the fall season... Tied for 14th at the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational at even par (71-74-71).

2015-16: American all-conference team member... Tied for sixth individually and helped the Bulls defend their title at the American Athletic Conference Championship... Helped the Bulls make consecutive NCAA Championships appearances for the first time... Ranked fourth on the team with a 72.6 season scoring average... Opened the spring season with a title victory at the SunTrust Gator Invitational with a school record 13-under 197. Set the program's new 18-hole record by carding a 63 in the second round... Led the team with a 72.3 scoring average in the fall... Tied for 10th place at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, which marked the seventh top-10 finish of his career.

2014-15: PING All-America honorable mention... PING All-Region member... American all-conference team member... Appeared in all 37 rounds of play ... Averaged a team-best 71.6 strokes per round, shooting par or better 21 times ... Finished in the top 25 a team-high 10 times, and recorded a top-10 finish four times .,.. Tied for the individual title at the Irish Creek Collegiate, shooting 208 (-8) over three rounds ... Carded a career-low 64 (-6) in the first round of NCAA Regionals, helping USF to a first place finish at the Yale Golf Course ... Named a PING All-Region member, and was one of five All-American Athletic Conference honorees from USF... Named American Athletic Conference Men's Player of the Week on April 15.

2013-14: One of three golfers to play in all 10 tournaments for USF ... averaged 72.8 strokes per round, 1.13 strokes above par, becoming just the fifth golfer in USF history to shoot less than 1.15 strokes above par ... Shot under par in 11 of his 30 rounds, and finished in a tie for 3rd at the Seminole Intercollegiate, shooting 213 (-3).

High School: Played four years of golf at IMG Academy under Jay Denton ... Named a FCWT first-team All-American in 2013 ... Earned AJGA All-American honorable mention in 2013.

Personal: Born Rigel Fernandes on July 8, 1996 in Bangalore, India ... Son of Ivan and Renny Fernandes ... Has one older brother, Reevan Fernandes ... Graduated with a degree in communications in the spring of 2017.

 

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg

Low Rd

High Rd

Par or Better

Best 54

Top 25

Top 10

Best Finish

2013-14

30

2,185

72.8

68

78

11

212 (-4)

5

2

T3

2014-15

37

2,650

71.6

64

79

21

207 (-9)

10

4

T1

2015-16

36

2,615

72.6

63

80

15

197 (-13)

7

4

1

2016-17

31

2,260

72.9

67

81

12

213 (E)

5

2

T4

TOTALS

134

 9,710

72.5

63

81

59

197 (-13)

27

12

1

 

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