Ricardo Gouveia

Ricardo Gouveia


Almancil, Portugal

High School:
Escola Secundaria Joao de Deus

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160


One Step Closer

Former Knight Ricardo Gouveia has reached the Final Qualifying Stage of European Tour Q School.


Next Level Success

Former Knights doing well in professional golf.


Academic Accolades

Eason, Wilshire honored by Golf Coaches Aassociation of America.


Gouveia, Europe Win Palmer Cup

UCF senior also honored with Michael Carter Award.


Ricardo Recognized

Gouveia named Third Team All-America, earns third All-America honor.

As a Senior(2013-14)
• Named by the Golf Coaches Association of America to the Ping All-Region Team (Southeast)
• Named to the American Athletic All-Conference Team
• Sixth overall at the 3M Augusta Invitatinal shooting 209 (-7), his fifth top ten finish of the season
• 1st place overallat the FAU Slomin Autism Invite with a 203 (-10)
• Led UCF to team victory at the FAU Slomin Autism Invite
• Helped Knights to second place at the John Hayt Invitational with a 215 (-1)
• Top 25 finisher at the Gator Invitational
• Tied for 10th at the Jones Cup Invitational
• Top 20 finisher at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational
• Finsihed eigth overall in the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate with a score of 3-under par for the tournament
• Took third place (-3) at the Adams Cup of Newport, helping the Knights to victory
• Finished seventh overall at the Northern Intercollegiate, shooting 1-under par for the tournament and leading UCF to the team title
• Season-low 68 (-4) in the opening round at the Northern Intercollegiate

As a Junior (2012-13)
• Two-time C-USA Golfer of the Week
• Six top-five finishes during 2012-13
• Took runner-up honors at NCAA Tempe Regional
• Shot par or better in 17 of 35 total rounds
• Scoring average of 72.91
• Shot season best 68 (-3) in the second round of the FAU Spring Break Championship and finished 6th.
• Carded a score of seven over par in the Schenkel Invitational, tying for 36th.
• Earned C-USA Golfer of the Week Award (2/27) after his performance at the John Hayt Invitational.
• Shot four under par in the first round of the John Hayt Invitational. Tied for third overall in the event.
• Shot a par of 70 in both the first and third rounds of the Gator Invitational
• Earned C-USA Golfer of Week Award (11/7) for his 1st-place finish at the Stetson/ CFSC Invitational with a score of 214 (-2)
• Shot one over par with a 73 in the first round of the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational
• Tied for 3rd at the Adams Cup in Newport, R.I., with a score of 215 (+4)
• Made season debut at the Northern Intercollegiate in Sugar Grove, Ill

As a Sophomore (2011-12)
• Received PING All-America honorable mention recognition
• Earned Golfweek All-America honorable mention recognition
• Named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year
• Selected to the PING All-Southeast Region Team and the All-C-USA First Team
• Competed in all 12 events and posted a team-low 71.5 stroke average
• Had 20 rounds of par/better
• Recorded five top-10 performances
• Tied for 37th at the NCAA Championship in Pacific Palisades, Calif. (218, +5)
• At the NCAA Regionals, tied for 18th at 2-under 208 in Stanford, Calif.
• Posted a 215 (-1) at the C-USA Championship in Texarkana, Ark., and finished eighth
• Finished tied for 20th at the BancorpSouth Inviational in Madison, Miss., with a 144 (E)
• Finished in third at the Rio Pinar Invitational in Orlando, with a score of 209 (-7)
• Tied for 12th at the USF Invitational in Dade City, Fla., posting a score of 217 (+1)
• Finished in a tie for 12th at the John Hayt Invitational in Ponte Vedra Beach Fla., firing a 218 (+2)
• Named the C-USA Golfer of the Week on Feb. 15
• Tied for sixth at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., posting a 214 (+4)
• Tied for 20th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Fla., with a 222 (+6)
• Tied for 34th with a score of 216 (E) at Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
• Named Conference USA Golfer of the Week on Sept. 21
• Claimed medalist at the Adams Cup of Newport in Middletown R.I., concluding at 204 (-11)
• Made debut as a Knight at the Northern Intercollegiate in Sugar Grove Ill., where he tied for ninth-place at 218 (+3)

Prior to UCF
• Earned NCAA Division II Ping All-America First Team honors in 2010-11 after freshman season at Lynn
• Received the Phil Mickelson Award, presented to the most outstanding freshman in Division II golf
• Named to the Golf Coaches Association of America All-Freshman Team
• Selected as the Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year and also earned all-league first team honors
• Led Lynn to a second-place finish at the NCAA Division II Championship, tying for third during stroke play
• Finished first at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional
• Won the crown at the Rollins College Invitational
• Posted top-five finishes at the Golfweek DII Spring Invitational, Bobcat Invitational and Sunshine State Conference Championship
• In 2010, placed second at the RiverWoods Junior Open in Holland and finished ninth at the German International Amateur

• Majoring in Business Administration

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