Summer of 2014
Won the Mexican Amateur held at Yucatan Country by 12 strokes with rounds of 69-68-70-65 to shoot 16-under par … carded 27 birdies over the four rounds and played the par 5s at 12-under … earned an exemption into the U.S. Amateur with the win at the Mexican Amateur … tied for 16th at the Western Amateur at The Beverly Club through four rounds of stroke play and lost in a playoff to advance to the 16-player match play tournament … used a first round three-under 67 to ultimately tie for 15th at the 61st Sunnehanna Amateur … represented Colombia at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships in Japan, finishing six-under par in a tie for 51st place … was the team’s low-man the first two rounds and had a counting score on three of four days.
As A Sophomore (2013-14)
Started all eight tournaments in the spring and 11 on the year … improved scoring average but over a stroke from freshman campaign at 73.7 over 33 rounds … finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Columbia Regional (T-6th) and in the top 20 three times … turned in a counting score in 23 rounds, highlighted by the final 10 to end the year … tied for third on the team with six under-par rounds, including four in postseason that were all in the 60s … carded 84 birdies and tied for the team lead with two eagles … team low-man in five rounds and at the SEC Championship … sported a 70.6 stroke average over three postseason events, was the low-man in three rounds and was a combined one-under over the three tournaments … played the final two rounds of the NCAA Columbia Regional at eight-under (67-69) to tie for 6th overall … scorecard of 73-67-69/209 (-7) featured 11 birdies and an eagle … tied for team-low man and 13th place at the SEC Championships, setting a program 36-hole record at the tournament with rounds of 66 (-4) and 68 (-2) … his three-day two-under 208 is tied for the third-best 54-hole score at the SEC Championship in program history … earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Summer of 2013
Tied for 40th place at the 111th Western Amateur, held at the Alotian Club outside of Little Rock, with scores of 70-73-69-76/288 (E) … tied for 11th at the 60th Sunnehanna Amateur with a 70-72-70-71/283 (-1) scorecard.
As A Freshman (2012-13)
PING All-America honorable mention choice … team low-man at the NCAA Championships as he tied for 13th place, highlighted a program NCAA Championship record 6-under 64 in the second round that broke John Daly’s record of 65 at the 1986 Championship … posted a 70-64-72/206 (-4) scorecard at the NCAA Championship that featured 12 birdies and 36 pars … played in 11 tournaments, including eight as part of the five-man team and three as an individual … finished with a 74.8 stroke average over 31 rounds … finished in the top 20 (T-14th) at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at 76-70(-2)-74/220 … contributed a counting score in five of six NCAA rounds with a 71.0 stroke average … finished in the top 20 three times … carded two rounds at under-par and five at even-par … turned in a counting score in 15 of 23 rounds … tied for 20th at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational … put together back-to-back even-par 72s to close the General Hackler Championship in a tie for 21st place … earned a spot on theSEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … named to the Athletic Department’s Athletic Director’s List (3.50-3.99) for fall semester.
No. 4 player in the class of 2012 by Golfweek and No. 6 boys player overall … 2011 second team AJGA Rolex All-American … member of Colombian National team … placed third at the Junior World Golf Championship as a junior … took third at the 2011 Canadian International Junior Challenge … semifinalist at the US Junior Amateur in 2011 … placed third at Doral/Publix Junior Classic as a sophomore and won the Colombian Amateur … tied for medalist honors during stroke play of U.S. Junior Amateur in 2012 and advanced to the semifinals of match play for the second straight year … tied for 14th at HP Boys Championship.
Born Aug. 4, 1994 … son of Emilio and Ana Maria Echavarria … has two older brothers, Andres and Miguel … brother, Andres, played at Florida and is currently on the Web.com Tour while Miguel played at Michigan … international relations major.