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Pietro Bovari

Milano, Italy
High School
Pietro Bovari - Men's Golf - Virginia Cavaliers

Bovari Pronunciation


2022-23 (Senior)
• Was 58th at NCAA Championships, shooting +10, 290
• Helped UVA to its best finish at NCAAs, placing seventh in stroke play to advance to match play quarterfinals for the first time
• Finished 34th at ACC Championships, shooting 4-over 220 to help UVA finish tied for third and advance to match play semifinals
• Was 48th at NCAA Las Vegas Regional, shooting -2, 214
• Finished the fall ranked No. 73 by Golfweek and No. 89 by Golfstat
• Helped UVA to victory at Streamsong Invitational with third-place finish
• Shot career-best -15, 201 to post his eighth top-10 finish
• Cavaliers shot school record -56, 808 at Streamsong
• Was fifth at Hamptons Intercollegiate to help UVA to repeat as tournament champions
• Tied for 45th at Inverness Intercollegiate (+11, 224)
• Recorded his 10th top-10 finish at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate to cap the fall
• Was 10th at GCGC, shooting -5, 211
• Opening the spring by finishing 68th at Dorado Beach Collegiate
• Finished 14th as an individual at Linger Longer Invitational (+2, 217)
• Was 15th at Augusta Haskins Award Invitational (-4, 212)
• Placed sixth at Lewis Chitengwa Memorial (-7, 206)
• Shot career-low 64 (-7) at Chitengwa during first round
• Named to the 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll.

2021-22 (Junior)
• Named to PING all-East Region Team and VaSID all-state team
• Led UVA in scoring with 71.06 stroke average
• Team’s top finisher in five events
• Was 12th at NCAA Regional after placing 13th at ACC Championships
• Topped team with 22 rounds of par or better
• Finished under par in his final three tournaments
• Had five top-10 finishes
• Helped UVA to Lewis Chitengwa Memorial win with sixth-place finish
• Finished tied for 10th at Hamptons Intercollegiate, his third top-10 finish
• Helped UVA share team title with Northwestern and Georgia Tech
• Was UVA’s top finisher at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate (ninth) and Daniel Island Intercollegiate (second)
• His runner-up finish at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate was his best as a Cavalier
• Named to All-ACC Academic team and ACC Honor Roll

2021 (Sophomore)
• Led team in regular season with 72.89 stroke average
• UVA’a top finisher at Camp Creek Seminole Invitational
• Best outing this year was 16th at Linger Longer Invitational
• Low round was 67 during first round at Timuquana Collegiate
• Season low tourney score was -3, 213 at Timuquana Collegiate
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Named to 2021 All-ACC Academic Team

2019-20 (Freshman)
• Made his UVA debut at the Carpet Capital Collegiate and was the team’s third-place finisher
• Was fourth on the team with a 73.58 stroke average
• Top performance came at Palmetto Intercollegiate where he was fourth at -6, 204
• Low round of season was -5, 65 at Palmetto Intercollegiate
• Tied for runner-up honors at 2019 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship while representing Italy
• Helped Italy to tie for ninth in the men’s team competition

Amateur / High School /Personal
• Majored in economics at UVA
• Ranked No. 107 in World Amateur Golf Rankings prior to the start of his senior season at UVA
• Reached match play at 2022 U.S. Amateur
• Was seventh at 2022 European Amateur
• Competed in 2022 Amateur Championship, European Amateur Team Championship and St. Andrews Trophy tournaments
• Placed 16th at the 2022 Jones Cup Invitational
• At the time he signed with UVA was the second-highest ranked Italian player in the U18 division of the European Golf Rankings
• Top World Amateur Golf Ranking prior to enrolling at UVA was 223
• A member of the Italian Golf Team since 2015, playing for coach Alberto Binaghi
• Italian Team, he won the 2018 French International Boys Championship’s Nations Cup, the 2017 Italian International Championship’s Nations Cup and the 2015 Belgian International Team Championship
• Won the championships at the 2018 Italian Boys U18 National Championship and finished ninth in 2019
• Finished first at the 2018 the Italian Amateur Match Play and was third in 2019
• Runner up at 2019 Italian Amateur Stroke Play Championship
• Placed 13th at 2019 Dutch Amateur Championship
• Had fourth-place finishes at 2019 Gran Premio Citta Di Cervia and Gran Premio di Monticello events
• Placed 18th at the 2018 Junior PLAYERS Championship
• In 2013, he was the Italian National Champion in the U12 division
• Father, Antonello, is a golf teaching professional and the current president of PGA of Italy
• Recipient of the 2022-23 Jim Copeland Endowed Scholarship

Bovari’s Career Statistics

2019-20 12 883 78.58 65
2021 21 1521 72.43 67
2021-22 33 2345 71.06 67
2022-23 34 2438 71.71 64
Totals 100 7187 71.87 64

Bovari’s Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish: 2nd, Daniel Island Intercollegiate, Nov. 1, 2021
Career Top-10 Finishes: 11
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 201, Streamsong Invitational, Sept. 13 2022
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 64, Lewis Chitengwa Memorial, April 10, 2023