Duke Men's Golf BIO
2012-13: Had a 77.3 stroke average over 12 rounds ... recorded a 1-up match play win against Grand Canyon University ... played in the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, Rod Myers Invitational, John Hayt Invitational, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and The Trojan .. carded a season-low 73 in the second round of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate ... posted a counting team score in both rounds as a member of the Duke lineup ... forced to withdraw from the final round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters due to illness.
2011-12: Played in four tournaments for 11 total rounds ... had a 77.3 stroke average with a season-best round of 72 at the Irish Creek Collegiate and John Burns Intercollegiate ... also played in the Rod Myers Invitational and O’Briant-Jensen Memorial.
PREP: Four-year letterwinner and team captain in 2010 for Anthony Mampieri at Saint Charles Prep ... first team all-state selection as a senior after winning the Division I OHSAA individual state championship ... shot 71-73=144 to win the state championship, the lowest score in the event since the OSU Scarlet Course was renovated ... boasted a 74.5 stroke average in 2010 with medalist honors at the Columbus Academy Shootout and Howlett Invitational ... named Athlete of the Week by the Columbus Dispatch and Agonis Club during his senior year ... awarded the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award in 2010 ... two-time honorable mention all-district performer ... earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior ... helped Saint Charles Prep to state, sectional and district team titles in 2009 and 2010 ... team set a state championship record with a 610 in 2010.
JUNIOR GOLF: Won the AJGA Columbus Jr. Qualifier with a score of 69 ... won the Columbus District Golf Association Junior Championship at the age of 15.
PERSONAL: Son of Mark and Teresa Ricaurte ... born Michael Costanzo Jorge Ricaurte on August 1, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio ... has an older sister, Maria and a younger brother, Anthony ... member of the National Honor Society 2009-2011 ... four-time recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award at Saint Charles Preparatory ... also active with Habitat for Humanity ... hobbies include snowboarding and basketball ... favorite athlete is Tiger Woods.