Men's Golf



    Santiago Quirarte  
    Santiago Quirarte

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Queretaro, Mexico

    High School:
    John F. Kennedy

    Height:
    5-7


    2007 (Summer): Concluded summer with a second-place finish representing the Mexican National Team at the World University Games ... finished 13th individually at the event ... earned medalist honors at the XIII Copa Modelo, the MVS Invitational Golf Tour Championship and the Gira Ranking ... runner-up at the Mercedes Cup.

    2006-07 (Junior): Posted a 77.24 scoring average in 29 rounds ... 75.01 career scoring average ranks 11th in school history ... earned fourth-career top 10 after tying for ninth at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 27-29) with rounds of 77, 73 and 74 ... shared 17th at the GADO North Texas Classic (Feb. 17-19) ... tied for 28th at the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 16-17) ... placed in a tie for 34th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Oct. 7-8) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2006 (Summer): Finished in a tie for third and named low amateur at the Tijuana Open ... finished fourth overall in Mexico National World Amateur Championship qualifying.

    2005-06 (Sophomore): Closed with a 73.86 average which tied for second on the team ... recorded the second-best Hoosier finish as he tied for 16th at the Big Ten Championships ... snared third career top-10 finish with a share of 10th place at 217 (75-70-72) at the Fossum/Spartan Invitational ... kicked off the spring by matching the best finish of his career at the Santa Anita/NT Classic ... shared fourth place at the event with three straight 71s for a season-low 213 total ... recorded back-to-back ties for 29th place with 219 (73-69-77) at the Orange County National and 151 (75-76) at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate ... collected a share of 30th at the Boilermaker Invitational at 231 ... best finish of the fall came at the Gopher Invitational, a 19th-place finish with 222 (72-76-74) ... at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, shared 23rd place following rounds of 74, 72 and 74 (220).

    2004-05 (Freshman): Completed the season with a 74.53 scoring average in 34 rounds ... opened the NCAA East Regional with a 2-under 69 before finishing at 223 ... netted third straight top-15 finish, tying for 11th at the Boilermaker Invitational after claiming a 220 (73-70-77) ... recorded a tie for 15th at the Pinehurst Invitational with 228 (77-76-75) ... named Big Ten Golfer of the Week after finishing fourth at the Pioneer Classic with 210 (71-67-72) ... shot season-best 18-, 36- and 54-hole scores ... at the event, his 67 was the lowest round by a freshman since Jeff Overton shot a 66 at the 2002 FirstEnergy Intercollegiate ... opened collegiate career tying for 50th at the Radrick Farms Intercollegiate with 226 (76-74-76).

    Prep/Personal: Entered IU as No. 1 ranked junior in Mexico ... Team Mexico's No. 1 golfer at the 2004 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup ... finished second individually at the qualifying for the Junior Golf World Cup in San Jose, Costa Rica ... won 13 tournaments, including four National Junior Mexican events, in 2003 ... represented Mexico on six international teams competing in U.S. Junior events ... first junior golfer ever invited to the Torneo Abierto Mexicano ... won the Torneo de los 8 Mejores Match Play Championship in January 2003 ... claimed the top spot at the National Mexican Junior Match Play Championship in February 2003 ... born on September 9, 1985 ... business major ... parents Gerardo and Mary Carmen Quirarte ... one brother, Rodrigo and one sister, Paulina.

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