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WeiWei Gao

Senior
Class
Cebu, Philippines
Hometown
Centre for International Education
High School

Virginia

2019-20 (Junior)
• Second on the team with a 72.07 stroke average
• Improved his stroke average by almost 2.5 strokes from his sophomore season
• Was UVA’s top finisher at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, placing 18th, his best tournament finish as a Cavalier
• Shot 5-under 211 at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, his career-best tournament score
• Lowered that number to 208 (-2) at Palmetto Intercollegiate where he recorded his best individual finish, placing fifth
• Shot 2-under 68 at Palmetto Intercollegiate for low round of his career

2018-19 (Sophomore)
• Appeared in six tournaments
• Top finish was 28th at Inverness Intercollegiate where UVA placed second overall
•Was UVA’s No. 3 finisher at that event
• Top tournament score was +5, 221 at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

2017-18 (Freshman)
• Participated in six tournaments
• Finished his freshman season with 74.00 stroke average
• Top finish was 23rd at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
• Was UVA’s No. 3 finisher at GCCC where he shot -4, 212
• Posted best single-round scores at GCCC with back-to-back 69s in first two rounds
• Competed as an individual in three events – Northern Intercollegiate, Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and Hackler Championship

Junior / Amateur Golf/Personal
•Finished 35th at 2018 Asian Games
• Competed in the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
• Runner-up at 2017 Philippine Junior Amateur
• Placed sixth at 2017 Philippine Amateur Open
• At the time of his signing he was rated the No. 34 prospect for the class of 2017 by Junior Golf Scoreboard, ranked No. 76 in the AJGA standings and the No. 71 boys player by Golfweek
• Competed in 2016 USGA’s U.S Junior Amateur Championship, tying for sixth in stroke play before advancing to the quarterfinals in match play
• Recorded the 12th known hole-in-one in U.S. Junior Amateur history when he aced the par-3 third hole with a 4-iron during his first round
• Had four top-20 finishes at 2016 AJGA events
• Was third at the PING Phoenix Junior
• Placed fifth at U.S. Junior Amateur
• Was sixth at Callaway Golf Junior
• Finished 17th at Ryan Moore Junior Championshi

WeiWei Gao’s Career Statistics

YEAR ROUNDS STROKES AVG LOW
2017-18 18 1332 74.00 69
2018-19 18 1342 74.56 72
2019-20 15 1081 72.07 68
Totals 51 3109 74.02 68

Gao’s Career Bests

Career Best Tournament Finish: 5th, Palmetto Intercollegiate, March 10, 2020
Career Top-10 Finishes: 2
Career Best 54-Hole Score:  208, Palmetto Intercollegiate, March 10, 2020
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 68, Palmetto Intercollegiate, March 9, 2020