Toto Gana
Toto Gana
Year: So.
Hometown: Santiago, Chile

Sophomore (2017-18): Appeared in 10 of the team’s 13 tournaments…named a Second Team All-American and an All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team selection…posted a 70.75 stroke average with six top-10 finishes…led the team in stroke average and was tied for the lead in top-10 finishes…set the program record for stroke average in a single season while his six top-10s tied for 11th in program history…shot 24 rounds of par or better out of 32 total rounds played, and ended the season with seven consecutive rounds of par or better…broke his previous career-low round at the Copperhead Championship (10/16) with a 68 in the opening round and a 214 total to tie for fifth individually…shot a career-best 67 in the second round of the Miami Intercollegiate (10/30) as he finished tied for eighth with a 54-hole score of 211…tied for 10th at the FAU Spring Championship (3/25)…shot a 54-hole career-best 208 at the Battle at the Shores (4/3) where he tied for fourth…logged a ninth place finish at the Sunshine State Conference Championship (4/24) with a three-day score of 209…tied for sixth place individually with a 54-hole total of 209 at the NCAA Division II National Championship…went 2-0-1 in the national championship match play to help the Fighting Knights with the national title…tied Luke Cornett 70-70 in the national quarterfinals, defeated Barry’s Tyler Bakich 67-68 in the national semifinals and knocked off West Florida’s Christian Bosso 70-73 in the national championship…moved into a tie for fifth place in program history with his fifth match play victory.

Freshman (2016-2017): Joined the team in the spring and competed in seven tournaments…prior to joining the squad, won the 2017 Latin American Amateur Championship and participated in the 2017 Masters and British Amateur Championship…named a PING/GCAA Freshman All-American…led the team with a 72.33 stroke average while adding three top-10 finishes…made his debut at the Matlock Invitational (2/13-14) where he shot a 71 in the opening round en route to a season-best 213 total and tie for 13th place…earned his first career top-10 finish at the Gary Freeman B-CU Invite (3/2-3), shooting a 223 to tie for seventh…tied for sixth at the Bobcat Invitational (3/20-21) with a 54-hole score of 218…tied for 14th in his first Sunshine State Conference Championship (4/23-25)…tied for eighth at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional (5/8-10) with a 214 total (70-72-72)…posted a 54-hole score of 223 at the NCAA Division II National Championship (5/21-25)…went on to go a perfect 3-0 in national championship match play, defeating Florida Tech’s Jonas Kugel 71-72 in the quarterfinals, topping Arkansas Tech’s Austin Smith 71-72 in the semifinals and beating Florida Southern’s Michael Van Der Laan 69-71 in the championship match.

High School: Attended the Athletics Study Center of Santiago…won the 2017 Latin American Amateur Championship, earning an invitation to the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club and earning exemptions into the U.S. Amateur, the Amateur Championship, sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open and final qualifying for the British Open Championship…participated in the 2016 Latin American Amateur Championship, missing the cut…represented his country at the 2015 Toyota Junior World Cup.

Personal: Born April 17, 1997…son of Alejandro and Claudia…has two siblings; Simon and Lukas…international business major…enjoys playing golf and ping pong in his spare time.

Low 18 Score: 67/Miami Intercollegiate (10/30/17), NCAA National Semifinals match play (5/24/18)
Low 36 Score: 148/David Toms Intercollegiate (10/7/17)
Low 54 Score: 208/Battle at the Shores (4/3/18)