Biondi Wins 2023 NCAA Division I Arnold Palmer National Individual Champion Award in Final Round Thriller
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Fred Biondi of Florida claimed the 2023 Division I Arnold Palmer National Individual Champion Award this evening for earning medalist honors following the NCAA Division I National Championship.
Entering the final round five shots back, Biondi carded six birdies on Monday en route to a three-under round of 67 and the one-stroke victory. The senior from São Paulo, Brazil was able to two-putt the 18th hole and finished the tournament with a seven-under 273 (69-68-69-67).
With the win, Biondi became the first player from South America and the first international player since Thomas Pieters in 2012 to win the individual national championship. He was also the first Florida golfer to win since Nick Gilliam in 2001.
The win was Biondi’s third of the season.