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Dhaivat  Pandya - Men's Golf - University of Kentucky Athletics

Dhaivat Pandya

  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Dayton, Ohio
  • Previous School University of Maryland
  • Major Master's of Science in Finance

2021-22 (Senior at Maryland): Started each of Maryland’s nine events as a senior … Totaled a career-low 73.85 scoring average … Also charted career bests with a 211 tournament score and a round of 67 … Tied for 11th at the VCU Shootout with rounds of 67-75-69 for a 211 (-5) result … Earned a tie for 25th at the Mountaineer Invitational after posting rounds of 70 and 71 to close out the week … Best finish of the season was a tie for third at the BIG 10 Championship … Totaled rounds of 72-74-71 to lead the Terrapins … Shot 1-over par for the week.

2020-21 (Junior at Maryland): Saw action in six events during his junior campaign, including making his first career postseason appearance at the BIG 10 Championship … Earned a third-place finish at the ECU Intercollegiate with a 2-under scorecard and a season-low round of 69 … Tied for eighth at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate with a career-best 212 (-4) score … Finished the season with a 75.44 scoring average.

2019-20 (Sophomore at Maryland): Tied for 53rd at the VCU Invitational with a 7-over score in his debut with the Terrapins … COVID-19 pandemic cut the season short.

2018-19 (Freshman at East Tennessee State): Saw action in six events … Had a low round of 70 … Best finish was a tie for 41st in his collegiate debut at the Rod Myers Invitational.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Centerville High School in Dayton … Finished in fifth in the state in both his sophomore and junior seasons … Totaled the lowest scoring average at Centerville High School and broke the nine-hole scoring record (36.1) … Team MVP … Named the GWOC East Division Player of the Year … Earned medalist honors at the 2018 Kiely Cup and 2017 Findlay Invitational … Won the 2015 Golfweek Jr. Tour event at Dayton Country Club … Also competed in soccer … Earned the Congressional Gold Medal Award.

Personal: Son of Mehul and Megha Pandya … Has one sibling, Meha … Born on Dec. 10 … Pursuing a master’s of science in finance … Chose Kentucky because it best aligned with his goals from an athletic and academic standpoint … Course record holder at the NCR Country Club with a round of 60 … Placed second the 2021 Ohio Amateur … 2020 and 2021 Miami Valley Invitational champion.

Pandya’s Career Stats

Year Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2018-19 6 18 1,347 74.83 70
2019-20 1 3 223 74.33 68
2020-21 6 18 1,358 75.44 69
2021-22 9 27 1,994 73.85 67
Career 22 66 4,922 74.58 67
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