Julián Périco - Men's Golf - Arkansas Razorbacks

Julián Périco

5th-Yr Sr. (1) | 5-11 | Lima, Peru | Montverde (Fla.) Academy (Bishops Gate Golf Academy)

» 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup selection (Team International – Peru) … The first player from Peru ever selected for the Palmer Cup and was just the third South American.
» 2021 GCAA/PING All-American (honorable mention)
» Three-time GCAA/PING All-Central Region, the 6th Razorback to be honored at least three times
» Two-time All-SEC (2019 and 2020) and SEC All-Freshman Team (2018)
» Has represented his native Peru five times at the Latin America Amateur Championship with finishes of fourth (2017), sixth (2020), 9th (2022), 13th (2018) and 25th (2019)
  ^ Set the 36-hole scoring record at the 2022 LAAC at 9-under par, shooting 69-66=136
» Played in two U.S. Amateurs (2020 and 2021)
» Tied for seventh at the 2022 South America Amateur
» Currently owns the school career scoring record and led the team in scoring in each of his first three seasons
» Owns the Blessings Golf Club course record, shooting a 64 from the championship tees on August 3, 2020.

In the Arkansas Record Book (as of June 2022):
– His career scoring average of 71.47 ranks 1st
– His season scoring average of 70.38 in 2019-20 ranks 1st; his 2020-21 scoring average of 71.18 ranks 4th; his 2018-19 scoring average of 71.54 ranks 12th and is an Arkansas freshman record.
– His 197 in winning the 2018 Jerry Pate National is a 54-hole record … His 199 winning score at Vanderbilt Legends ranks 2nd … HIs -14 score to par at Vandy ranks 3rd, while his -13 score as runner-up at Carmel Cup (203) and -13 in winning Jerry Pate tie for 4th
– Has shot 64 three times, which ties for the second-best, single-round behind a pair of 63’s
– His 22 career eagles (including a double eagle) rank 1st …. His 9 eagles in 202-21 rank 1st
– His 12 rounds in the 60’s for the 2018-19 season rank 2nd
– His 61 career rounds of par or better rank 7th
– His 134 birdies for the 2018-19 season rank 7th

* – granted a fifth year for 2022-23 due to COVID 19 canceling the 2019-20 postseason

Senior (2021-22)
Had a season-best 15 birdies in the season opener, thanks to a final-round 67, to tie for 17th at the Carmel Cup … Had season bests at the Cabo Collegiate including low round (65), low 54-hole score (206), low score in relation to pat (-7) and best finish (T-12th) … After an opening-round 79 and standing tied for 53rd at the Aggie Invitational, bounced back with rounds of 75-73 to finish T-15th … Tied for the second-best Razorback finisher at both the NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship … Tied for 29th the Regional (68-74-75=217 / +4) as the Razorbacks finished fourth and advanced to nationals … Helped Arkansas finish ninth at the NCAA Championship, tying for 25th (74-70-72-72=288 / +8).

Junior (2020-21)
» GCAA/PING All-America (Honorable Mention)
» GCAA/PING All-Central Region
» Second Team All-SEC
» SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
Named GCAA/PING All-America (honorable mention) … Voted GCAA/PING All-Central Region for the third time …. Added second team All-SEC honors … Repeated on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll … Was #47 in the final Golfstat rankings and #51 in the Golfweek rankings … Helped the team finish runner-up at the SEC Championship, runner-up at the NCAA Kingston Springs Regional and 11th at the NCAA Championship … Led the team in scoring for a third straight year and his average of 71.18 ranks third on the school’s single-season list … Was #47 in the final Golfstat rankings and #51 in the Golfweek Sagarin rankings … Was the only Razorback to play all 34 team rounds and his score counted a team-best 31 times … Led the team with eight top 25 finishes, including five in the top 20 … Won the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate (versus an all SEC field) for his second collegiate win with scores of 64-66-69 for a 14-under total of 199 … Had three eagles in the round, including the 18th hole twice … The 199 ties for the second-lowest 54-hole score in school history … The -14 is the third-best, 54-hole score in relation to par in school history … Followed that with a T-19 at Jerry Pate National (71-71-67=209/-1) and T-18 at Gators Invitational (65-70-70=205/-5) … Posted a 4-under-par 212 to tie for 13th at the Tiger Invitational (69-72-71) … Posted a tie for 10th the following event – the Collegiate Invitational – with a 2-under total of 213 (74-64-75) … Cruised to a 6&5 win in the SEC Championship match … Carded a 1-over 214 (71-70-74) to tie for 24th at the NCAA Regional … Shot a closing-round 68 at the NCAA Championship to push the Razorbacks up three spots to an 11th-place finish … For the Championship, tied for 44th (74-73-75-68=290/+10) … INDIVIDUAL: Earned an exemption to the 2020 U.S. Amateur based on his world ranking … Tied for seventh after stroke play (67-71) … Advanced to the Rd of 32 in Match Play.

Sophomore (2019-20)
» PING All-Central Region
» First Team All-SEC
» SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
Voted PING All-Central Region for the second straight year. Earned first team All-SEC … Added SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll honors … His season scoring average of 70.38 is an Arkansas record … Led the team in scoring average for a second-straight year … Ranked 60th on the Golfweek Power Ranking and 95th on the Golf Stat ranking … In eight events, had a team-best three top 5’s and a team-best 10 rounds in the 60’s, which ranks fifth-best on the school’s single-season list, prior to the season being canceled Mar. 12, 2020 due to COVID-19 … Also led the team in being low man for a round (10), low man for an event (4) and having 23 of his 24 rounds count toward the team total … Had 16 birdies at an event three times … Was runner-up at the Carmel Cup, shooting a 13-under 203 (68-68-67) … The 203, 54-hole score ranks sixth-best in school history while his 13-under-par ties his career-best and ties for third-best in the Razorback record book … Tied for fourth at White Sands Intercollegiate, carding a 10-under 206 (67-69-70) … Also tied for fourth at the Cabo Collegiate, turning in a 5-under-par 208 (69-70-69) … Lead most of the final round at Cabo thanks to a double eagle on the 550-yard, par 5 16th hole in the final round – hit driver and 50-degree wedge from 140 yards out to hole out for the albatross  … INDIVIDUAL: Had rounds of 69-75-70 to tie for 26th at the Sun Bowl All-America … Shot a final-round 69 to tie for sixth at the Latin America Amateur Championship (76-79-72-69) … Earned exemption to play in the 2020 U.S. Amateur Championship.

As a Freshman (2018-19)
» PING All-Central Region
» SEC All-Freshman Team
Voted PING All-Central Region and named to the SEC All-Freshman teamLed the team with a 71.54 scorning average, which ranks 10nth in school history and is a Razorback freshman record … Led the team by shooting the low round 16 times and being the low man five times … Also had a team-best 34 (of 38) rounds count toward the team score … Led the team with 12 rounds in the 60’s and by having three top 5’s, five top 10’s and seven top 20’s … Set school records in winning the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate by carding a 36-hole score of 129 and a 54-hole score of 197 … Overall was 13-under with rounds of 64-65-68 … His opening-round score of 64 ties for third in school history behind a pair of 63’s … Ended the year ranked 116th in the Golf Stat standings … In addition to his win, was fourth at the Gopher Invitational, shooting a 3-under 209 (68-74-67) and tied for fourth at the Husker Invitational … Led at various stages of the SEC and NCAA Regional … Finished eighth at the SEC’s with a 3-under score of 207 (66-67-74) … Was the only Razorback to go 3-0 in match play to lead Arkansas to the SEC Championship … In fact, he had a par on the 18th in the championship to clinch the title … Finished sixth at the NCAA Austin Regional, shooting a 3-under 210 (67-72-71) to qualify for the NCAA Championship … Had a strong opening round at the NCAA Championship but finished with a 6-over 222 to place 34th-t … Summer 2019: Represented Peru in the 2019 Pan Am Games – played in Peru – and finished eighth (70-73-66-67=276/-8).

High School
As of August 2018, ranked No. 9 in the country by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and checked in at No. 133 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking … Attended Montverde Academy in Florida and played his prep career for Bishops Gate Golf Academy, was selected to play on the Toyota Junior World Cup Team and earned AJGA All-America honorable mention honors following his junior season … Tied for 13th, thanks to shooting 67-68 in the final two rounds, at the 2018 Latin American Amateur Championship … Finished 33rd at the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur … Won two pro events in Peru … Recorded an AJGA victory by winning the Simplify Boys Invitational (11-under par, 205) as well as finishing runner-up at The Major Champions Invitational (64-70-71) … Named the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Player of the Year as he also won the IMG Academy Junior World Championship and the AJGA Memorial Junior … Won the South American Championship in Brazil and the Mitsubishi Pro Championship in Peru … At the 2017 Latin American Amateur Championship, Perico missed the playoff by one stroke, finishing in fourth place overall … Shot an opening-round 64 to hold the lead and set the record for the lowest round in LAAC tournament history … In addition, he was the youngest player in the field when he set the mark … As a sophomore, Perico won the Match Play Championship Peru while finishing runner-up at the South American Junior Championship, the Faldo Series South American Junior Championship, the Hurricane Junior Annual Academy Tournament and the Golfweek Junior Tournament … Was also the low amateur at the PGA Latin America Lexus Open.

Perico’s Career by the Numbers (through 2021-222 season)
Counting Scores: 107 of 124 Rounds
Wins: 2 – Runner-Up: 1
Top 5s: 7
Top 10s: 10
Top 15s: 16
Top 20s: 20
Match Play: 4-2-0
Rounds in the 60’s: 33
Rounds of Par or Better: 11
Eagles: 22 (including a double eagle)
Birdies: 434
Pars: 1,432
Low Round: 64; three times, including twice in 2020-21
Low 18 vs. Par: -7 (64) in the first round in winning the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate (Oct. 25, 2020)
Low 54: 197 (-13) at Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (Oct. 8-9, 2018) – 197 is a school record
Low 54 vs. Par: -14 (199) in winning the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate (Oct. 25, 2020)

Perico's Career Numbers

YearEventsRdsStrokesAvg.WinsTop 10/20Rds in 60'sRds Par/Better