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Deven Patel

Johns Creek, Ga.
Johns Creek
High School
Deven Patel - Men's Golf - Virginia Cavaliers

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2023-24 (Junior)
• Finished 18th at the South Beach International Amateur during semester break
• Ranked No. 154 in the final fall Spikemark rankings
• Helped UVA to the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate title with an 18th-place finish
• Shot -3, 213 at GCGC including final round of -6, 66 which matched his best single-round performance at UVA
• Cavaliers top finisher (seventh) at the Hamptons Intercollegiate (-4, 212
• Hamptons Intercollegiate was the fourth top-10 finish of his career
• Placed 16th at Texas Valero Collegiate (E, 216)
• Finished 15th at Highlands Invitational (-4, 212)
• Competed as an indivdual at the Puerto Rico Classic where he was 30th (-6, 210)

2022-23 (Sophomore)
• Was 52nd at NCAAs shooting +8, 288
• Helped UVA to its best finish at NCAAs, placing seventh in stroke play to advance to match play quarterfinals for the first time
• Played in all four fall tournaments
• Runner-up at the Hamptons Intercollegiate for his best collegiate finish
• Helped UVA to team title at that event
• Opened the season by finishing 16th at Streamsong Invitational to help UVA to team title by shooting school record -56, 808
• Posted best collegiate total (-10, 206) and matched his best single-round score (-6, 66) at Streamsong
• Tied for 45th at Inverness Intercollegiate, shooting +11, 224
• Was 61st at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
• The Cavaliers’ No. 3 finisher at Dorado Beach Collegiate (37th) at -1, 215
• Led UVA B-Team at Lewis Chitengwa Memorial shooting -6, 207 to finish 11th
• UVA’s number-two finisher (14th overall) at NCAA Las Vegas Regional where he shot -11, 205
• His tourney score at NCAA Regional was career best
• Named to 2023 VaSID All-State team

2021-22 (Freshman)
• Named the VaSID Rookie of the Year for state of Virginia
• Third on the team with 72.25 stroke average
• Helped UVA win its inaugural Lewis Chitengwa Memorial
• Posted career-best -6, 66 during final round of Linger Longer Invitational
• Led UVA in scoring at Linger Longer and Mason Rudolph events
• In Cavaliers’ lineup for ACC Championships and NCAA Regional
• Finish tied for 10th in collegiate debut at Hamptons Intercollegiate
• Helped UVA share team title with Northwestern and Georgia Tech
• Tied for 10th at the Thomas Sharkey Individual Collegiate

Amateur / High School /Personal
• Pursuing a degree in Foreign Affairs and a minor in Entrepreneurship
• Was 10th at 2022 Palmetto Amateur
• Finished sixth at 2022 Dogwood Invitational
• Qualified for 2021 and 2022 U.S. Amateur Championship
• Was eighth at 2021 Georgia Am after placing sixth in 2020
• Played in the 2021 Terra Cotta Invitational
• Ranked No. 54 by AJGA when he completed his junior career in 2021
• Placed 10th at 2021 AJGA’s Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship
• Was seventh at AJGA’s 2021 Sean Foley Performance Junior Championship
• Placed second at 2020 Junior Jones cup after finishing fourth in 2019
• Tied for sixth at the 2020 Georgia Amateur Championship
• Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur where he advanced to match play
• Was 11th at the 2019 NIKE Junior Invitational
• Placed third at the 2018 AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational
• Won the 2018 Sean Foley Junior All-Star
• Ranked as high as third in the state by Golfweek, Rolex and Junior Golf Scoreboard
• At the time he signed with UVA was No. 36 nationally in Golfweek’s junior rankings
• Took home top honors at the 2018 PGA Georgia Section’s UGA Junior Classic
• Runner-up at the 2021 Georgia Class 6A state championship
• Georgia’s 2021 prep player of the year
• Was a first-team all-state pick for Johns Creek High School in 2020
• Three-time state champion
• Helped his team to five consecutive AAAAAA state titles
• Born in Stockbridge, Ga.
• Parents are Urvi and Niraj
• Major is undecided

Deven Patel’s Career Statistics

2021-22 24 1734 72.25 66
2022-23 34 2260 72.35 66
2023-24 15 1063 70.86 66
Total 73 5257 72.01 66

Deven Patel’s Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish: 2nd Hamptons Intercollegiate, Oct. 4, 2022
Career Top-10 Finishes: 4
Career Best 54-Hole Score:  205, NCAA Regional, May 17, 2023
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 66, Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, Oct. 15, 2023 & Streamsong Invitational, Sept. 13, 2022, Linger Longer Invitational, March 22, 2022