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Luis Garza
Luis Garza

Luis Garza

Junior | 6-2 | Leon, Mexico/Montverde Academy (FL)

As a Sophomore (2017-18)
» SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
» SEC Golfer of the Week (March 14)

Played in 14 events as a sophomore, posting a stroke average of 72.67 over 42 rounds … Named SEC Golfer of the Week (Mar. 14) as he was medalist (tying for first with teammate Alvaro Ortiz) at the Southern Intercollegiate, carding a 3-under par 141 (68-73) … Finished T-5th at the Sea Best Invitational with nine birdies and 41 pars … Posted a 7-over 217 at the SEC Championship, including a pair of 71’s to close the event … At the NCAA Norman Regional, opened with a 73-74 to help the team advance … Was 8-over par over four rounds at the NCAA Championship … Was the team’s low-man for three tournaments … Tallied two eagles, 133 birdies and 449 pars to end his sophomore season … Had 14 rounds of par or better.

As a Freshman (2016-17)
» SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
» SEC Freshman of the Week (March 15)

Finished his freshman year with a 72.1 stroke average to rank second on the team … Earned SEC All-Freshman team honors from the league head coaches … Finished the season with 18 rounds under par, the second-most in school history behind Sebastian Cappelen’s 19 during his senior year … Had at least one round under par in his first 13 collegiate tournaments … Posted a counting score in 29 of 36 rounds and led the team with nine top-20 finishes, including five top-10 finishes … Had his best finish at the Gopher Individual, carding a runner-up finish at 3-under par … Went on a stretch of six consecutive tournaments with top-20 finishes, including two of those inside the top five … Recorded a season-best, 5-under 65 in the final round of the SEC Championship with five birdies and no bogeys … Had al three of his round count toward the team score at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional … Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after finishing T-8th at the Southern Intercollegiate … Finished second on the team with 125 birdies.

High School
Attended Montverde Academy (Fla.) … Won the 2015 South Beach International Amateur after breaking the course record with a 10-under 61 in the final round at Miami Beach Golf Club … Tied for 6th overall at the 2015 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup as Mexico’s top finisher, closing with a six-under 65 … Finished second in the International Spirit Cup … Posted eight career AJGA top 10 finishes, including five in the top five … Won the 2014 AJGA Junior thanks to a final round 67 … Finished runner-up at the 2014 AJGA Wells Fargo Junior Classic and 2013 TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Junior All-Star … Named the Golfweek Player of the Week after winning the 2013 Golfweek Junior Invitational by three shots … A member of the Mexican national team.

Personal
Born Nov. 24, 1997 … son of Ricardo Garza and Bety Morfin … Has two siblings, Alexia and Juan Pablo … majoring in business.

Garza’s Career by the Numbers (through sophomore season)
Tournaments/Team: 28/27
Rounds/Team: 81/78
Team Low-Man: 7 of 27 Events | 20 of 78 Rounds
Counting Score: 59 of 78 Rounds
Wins: 1
Top 5s: 5
Top 10s: 7
Top 15s: 8
Top 20s: 13
Tournaments Under Par: 9
Rounds in the 60’s: 17
Rounds of Par or Better: 34
Eagles: 6
Birdies: 258
Pars: 876
Low Round: 65 (-5) two times
Low 18 vs. Par: -6 (66) in the second round at Carmel Cup (Sept. 2, 2017)
Low 54: 206 (-4) at Sea Best Invitational (Feb. 5-6, 2018)
Low 54 vs. Par: -4 four times

Garza Career Numbers

YearEventsRdsStrokesAvg.Top 10/20Rds in 60'sRds Par/BetterWins/R-Up
2016-1714392,81472.155/99200/1
2017-1814423,05272.672/48141/0
Totals28815,86672.427/1317341/1