AS A SENIOR: Earned first monogram ... competed in five tournaments (12 rounds) for the Irish ... played in two tournaments as an individual ... notched a 74.83 stroke average ... tied for 17th at the Gopher Invitational with a four-over par 220 (75-74-71), his best finish of the season ... final round of 71 at the Gopher Invitational marked his fifth under par round with the Irish and the first since his sophomore campaign ... recorded a pair of 74s, his lowest two-day total of the season, at the FAU Spring Break Championship ... went on to finish in a tie for 57th at the FAU Spring Break Championship.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in six tournaments, with four starts on the Irish travel team ... posted 76.61 stroke average for 18 rounds, with nine of 12 competitive rounds applying to team total ... opened season with tie for 63rd place at USF Olympic Club Intercollegiate following 18-over par 231 (75-79-77) ... competed as individual at Saint Mary's (Calif.) Invitational and turned in best performance of year with 30th-place tie at career-low six-over par 219 (75-72-72) ... member of "B" team at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, tying for 57th place at 20-over par 230 (82-72-76) ... returned to starting lineup for The Prestige at PGA West and shared 71st place at 18-over par 234 (79-79-76) ... made first start of spring at FAU Spring Break Championship, claiming tie for 56th place at 13-over par 226 (75-75-76) ... wrapped season with 60th-place deadlock at Robert Kepler Intercollegiate following 26-over par 239 (81-80-78).
SUMMER 2008: Became first Notre Dame golfer in 35 years to advance to match play at U.S. Amateur after tying for 47th place during stroke play at four-over par 144 (73-71) on famed Pinehurst No. 2 & 4 courses in Pinehurst, N.C. ... fell to Jeff Edelman, 5 & 3 in first round of U.S. Amateur match play ... qualified for U.S. Amateur by sharing medalist honors at Notre Dame/Warren Golf Course qualifier with four-under par 136 (67-69); opening-round 67 was career-low mark in competition at the Warren ... tied for 15th (three shots out of playoff) at one-over par 73 in 99-man U.S. Open local qualifier in Orlando (MetroWest GC) ... won Tournament Players Association (TPA) at Windstar in Naples (Windstar GC) by one stroke with four-over 149 (76-72) ... Tied for 11th (and second-lowest amateur) at E-Z-Go South Florida PGA Open in Naples (Fiddler's Creek GC) with two-under 214 (70-75-69) ... Shot two-under 70 to tie for third during qualifying round for Florida State Amateur in Miami Lakes (Don Shula's GC) ... tied for 47th at Florida State Amateur in Tequesta (Jupiter Hills GC) with 23-over 305 (75-76-75-79) ... tied for 29th place (with classmate Olavo Batista among others) at Spirit of America Classic in Decatur, Ala. (Burningtree GC) with three-over 287 (75-70-70-72) ... tied for 31st at the Eastern Amateur in Portsmouth, Va. (Elizabeth Manor G&CC) with three-under 277 (67-70-71-69) ... earned berth in Southern Amateur after tying for second place in West Palm Beach (Mayacoo Lakes GC) qualifier at even-par 70 ... tied for 24th at Southern Amateur in Orlando (Lake Nona G&CC) with three-under 285 (70-70-75-70) ... earned exemption into main field at Western Amateur, but did not make 36-hole stroke play cut following nine-over par 149 (72-77) at Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in seven tournaments, including four as part of Notre Dame's starting lineup ... ranked fourth on team with career-low 74.90 stroke average for 20 rounds ... got season started with 18th-place tie at Rutgers Invitational ("B" team event), where he shot nine-over par 222 (72-79-71) ... joined starting lineup for first time at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, finishing 68th at 30-over par 240 (81-79-80) ... played as an individual competitor in spring opener at John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, winding up tied for 38th place at 10-over par 226 (76-76-74) ... matched career-best finish with 10th-place tie at Charleston Southern Spring Kickoff ("B" team event) after shooting career-low eight-over par 221 (73-72-76) ... earned way back into starting lineup for Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational, where he tied for 44th place at six-over par 222 (76-73-73) ... shared 48th place at National Invitational Tournament after shooting eight-over par 224 (76-74-74) ... wrapped up season by tying career-best placement, finishing in 10th-place tie at Irish Invitational with three-over par 143 (68-75); opening-round 68 also was a career-low.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in four tournaments (11 rounds), all during the fall, playing once with Irish travel squad ... posted 75.45 stroke average that wound up being fourth-best on team ... made college debut at John Dallio Memorial ("B" team event), tying for 21st place with six-over par 222 (79-71-72); also aced par-3 third hole (175 yards) in final round with 7-iron ... one of two Irish freshmen (with Doug Fortner) to fire an ace in `06-07, sinking their holes-in-one in consecutive tournaments in September; feat earned pair a place in Oct. 30 issue of Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" while back-to-back aces by rookies in debut events believed to be first of its kind in NCAA Division I history ... played as individual competitor at inaugural Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, finishing in 11th-place tie at 12-over par 222 (72-76-74); sank ace for second time in as many events, holing tee shot on par-3 fourth hole (136 yards) during final round with 8-iron ... returned to course at The Tillinghast ("B" team event) and rang up best finish of rookie season with 10th-place tie at nine-over par 150 (70-80); opening-round score also was season best ... made debut with Irish travel squad in fall finale at Aloha Purdue Collegiate Invitational, finishing in 45th place (76-82-78=236, +26).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Successful junior golfer that rose as high as 58th in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) rankings in 2006 ... earned 13 career Top 25 finishes on the AJGA Tour, including third-place showing at `05 AJGA Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior ... carded 74.43 stroke average during `06 season ... also logged victories at `05 Optimist International Tournament of Champions (firing a final-round 69 to win by a stroke), `02 Optimist International Junior Championship (closing with third-round 67) and `02 Florida State Boys Junior Championship (age 13-15 division) ... tied for sixth place at `06 AJGA First American Title Junior Classic; was chosen to receive prestigious AJGA Bob Carter Sportsmanship Award for his play ... four-time all-county selection at the Community School of Naples (Fla.) ... team captain in each of his four prep seasons, earning a district championship in 2004, after moving to Naples prior to starting high school ... National Honor Society member ... cousin, Justine Gamez, is a 2008 Notre Dame graduate ... full name is Carl P. Santos-Ocampo ... older of two children born to Carlo and Joanna Santos-Ocampo ... born October 21, 1987 in Providence, R.I. ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a finance major ... earned certification from Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy during 2007-08 academic year.
Santos-Ocampo's Career Statistics
||Top Finish (Field)- Event
||T-10th (42)- The Tillinghast
||T-10th, twice (MR: of 59- Irish Invitational)
||T-30th (Saint Mary's Invitational)
||T-17th (The Gopher Invitational)
||T-10th, three times (MR: '08 Irish Invitational)