Carlos Bustos
Carlos Bustos
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Santiago, Chile

Junior (2018-19): Participated in all 12 of the team’s tournaments…named a PING Honorable Mention All-American…earned PING All-South Region recognition…posted a 72.56 stroke average with three top-10 finishes…went 3-0 in match play at the NCAA Division II National Championship, moving him into a tie for second in program history with five match play victories… 16 of 39 rounds played were par or better…placed 13th with a 72-71-72 totaling 215 during the NCAA DII National Preview, helping the Fighting Knights take second (10/1-2)…went 68-69-77 with a total of 214 to help the Fighting Knights win the Otter Invitational while tying for third individually (10/23)…placed eighth at the Newberry Invite (2/19) with a 54-hole score of 221 (70-72-79)…shot a season-best three-under par 213 (73-69-71) to tie for ninth at the Southeasten Collegiate (3/12)…matched his season-best 54-hole total of 213 (73-70-70) at the Sunshine State Conference Championship (4/24) to tie for seventh individually…was 14th individually with a three-day score of 221 at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional (5/9)…tied for 28th in stroke play at the NCAA Division II National Championship (5/22) with a 54-hole score of 218 while posting a season-best 18-hole round of 67 in the second round…was a combined seven-under par in three match play rounds (69-68-72) to go 3-0 and help the Fighting Knights claim the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Sophomore (2017-18): Participated in 11 of the team’s 13 tournaments…posted a 72.51 stroke average with two top-10 finishes…posted eight rounds of 69 or better…went 2-1-0 in match play to help the Fighting Knights win the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship…opened the season with consecutive rounds in the 60s to finish with a 54-hole score of 210 to tie for seventh at the Griffin Invite (9/19)…posted the second-lowest 54-hole total in program history (202) while also shooting the second and third-lowest 18-hole totals with rounds of 73-64-65 to place second at the FAU Spring Championship (3/25)…came up with the crucial third-point in the national semifinal match play against Barry (5/24), taking down the second-ranked individual golfer in the country, Jorge Garcia, 65-67…clinched Lynn’s national title as the third point, defeating the top-ranked golfer in the nation, Chandler Blanchett, 69-70.

Freshman (2016-17): Participated in 10 of the team’s 13 tournaments…posted a 74.53 stroke average with three top-10 finishes…made his debut at the NCAA D2 Preview (10/3-4) where he logged rounds of 72-74-73 for a 219 total and a tie for 31st place…collected his first career top-10 finish at the Otter Invitational (10/17-18) with a 54-hole score of 217…carded a 54-hole career-best score of 216 (72-72-72) at the Matlock Invitational (2/13-14)…came in ninth place at the Gary Freeman B-CU Invite (3/2-3) and followed by tying for fifth at the Panther Invite (3/6-7)…shot a 225 in his first career SSC Championship (4/23-25)…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

High School: Attended Verbo Divino.

Personal: Born February 10, 1997…son of Carlos and Catalina Bustos…has three siblings; Catalina, Elisa and Nicolas…international business management major.

Low 18 Score: 64/FAU Spring Championship (3/24/18)
Low 36 Score: 159/David Toms Intercollegiate (10/8/17)
Low 54 Score:  202/FAU Spring Championship (3/25/18)