Raul Pereda
Raul Pereda
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cordoba, Mexico
High School: Monterrey Campus de Veracruz
Major: International business

2017-18 (senior): All-ASUN First-Team, ASUN All-Tournament Team, PING All-Southeast Region Team, ASUN Co-Player of the Week (March 1, 2018)

Ranked as high as No. 38 individually according to GolfStat (second-lowest individual ranking in school history)....Stroke average of 70.54 (69.79 when adjusted for par) through 28 rounds (new school record)...Competed in all 10 tournaments...Only golfer on the team to play in every possible round...Made six top-10 and three top-5 finishes...Finished in a personal season-best tie for third at The John Hayt Collegiate Invitational on March 18-19, shooting rounds of 71-66-72 for a total of -7, 209...Tied a career 54-hole best at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate on Oct. 7-8, shooting -11, 205 (T-6th best all-time)...Tied an 18-hole career mark in round two of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, carding -7, 65 (T-4th best all-time)....Led team and tied for 6th-most in program history with 92 birdies...Tied for team lead with four eagles....Carded 18 rounds of par or better (second-most in program history), including nine rounds in the 60's...Shared ASUN Co-Player of the Week honors with teammate Michael Sakane for the pair's performance at the Seminole Intercollegiate (T-5, -4, 212)...Also shared a spot with Sakane on the ASUN All-Tournament Team, finishing a personal postseason-best T-5 in the abridged 36-hole outing (even, 142)...Carded the second-lowest postseason round in school history in round two of the ASUN Championship, shooting -3, 67

2016-17 (junior): All-ASUN Second-Team, ASUN Golfer of the Week (Feb. 23, 2017)

Had 15 rounds at par or better (fifth best in school history), including five rounds in the 60’s … Scoring average of 72.29 through 34 rounds (eighth best in school history) … Tied for second place at the GolfWeek Program Challenge (9/11-13/16) … Shot seven-under-par in first round of the GolfWeekProgram Challenge (65- T-fourth best in team history) … Shot 114 Bridies (second-best all-time) … Earned ASUN Golfer of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 23, 2017, following a third place finish at the 2017 SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.

2015-16 (sophomore):

Had 11 rounds under par, including three rounds in the 60s … Scoring average of 72.67 through 24 rounds … Placed third at the John Hayt Invitational (2/28/16) … Shot a four-under par on the third round at the John Hayt Invitational

2014-15 (freshman): ASUN All-Freshman Team

Played in all 10 tournaments … Donald Ross Team Title member with a 4-under par total… team-leading 72.93 scoring average (seventh best in school history) … three top-10 finishes … finished season-best seventh at the ASUN championship with an even-par tournament score … fired a 3-under par in round 2 … nine par or better rounds … four rounds in the 60s

Amatuer Career: 

  • Earned Gold Medalist honors at the 2017 University Games (Summer Universiade) in Taoyuan, Taiwan, carding rounds of -8, 64, -3, 69  & -5, 67 = -16, 200
  • First amatuer player in Mexico's history to win a professional tournament
  • Finished T-42 at the 59 Abierto Mexicano De Golf (Mexican Open) on the PGA Tour Latinoámerica on March 22-25, 2018
  • One of only two amatuer players to make the cut

Before JU:

Attended Instituto Tecnologica de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus de Veracruz in Veracruz, Mexico

Personal:

  • Full name is Raul Pereda De La Huerta
  • Born on 6/29/1996
  • Majoring in international business