• Triton Q&A (10/23/17)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2018-19
CCAA Golfer of the Week (4/17) ... Played in all but one of the team's 37 rounds ... Second on the squad with his 74.1 stroke average ... Had nine rounds at par or under, including a season-best 68 on two occasions ... Those 68's both came in the postseason, one in the opening round of the NCAA West/South Central Regional, the other in the second round of the NCAA Championships ... He posted a 69 in the third round of the regional and placed in a tie for fourth (-6) of 108 golfers, a season-best ... Tied for 5th (+1) of 57 competitors at the UCSB Intercollegiate ... Overall, had five top-20 finishes.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017-18
All-CCAA First Team ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for October ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Player of the Week (10/18) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (10/23) ... Played in all 23 rounds and held a team-best 74.3 stroke average ... UC San Diego's top finisher in four of eight tournaments ... Had three top-five finishes ... Earned his first collegiate win at the Otter Invitational with a tournament-record 199, 17-under par ... Shot rounds of 69, 65, and 65 to top the 104-player field and finish seven strokes in front of his nearest competitor ... Tied for fourth at the Wildcat Classic and tied for fifth at the Fujikura Invitational ... Shot 71-69--140 at the Wildcat ... Totaled five sub-70 rounds on the season.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016-17
Played in all 26 of the team's rounds ... Recorded a 75.3 stroke average ... Twice shot a low round of 71, the first at the Cactus Thaw Invitational and again at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational ... Best finish was a tie for 11th at the SoCal Intercollegiate ... Had four top-20 finishes ... Was UCSD's top placer at the Fujikura Invitational (t-12th), the Cactus Thaw Invitational (t-38th), the SoCal Intercollegiate (t-11th), and the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational (t-19th).
A 2016 graduate of Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar ... Team MVP in 2016 ... Falcons won state title in 2016.
Born Feb. 3 in San Diego ... Parents are Christy and Daniel Navigato ... Dad attended UC San Diego, mom went to San Diego State ... Has a brother named Christian and a sister named Tricia ... A Cognitive Science major at Roosevelt College ... Listens to Cage the Elephant ... A fan of the Los Angeles Chargers and Lakers ... Phil Mickelson is his most-admired athlete ... Shawshank Redemption is one of his favorite movies ... Snapchat is his most-used social media platform ... Most memorable moment in sports was qualifying for the U.S. Open Sectionals and having his dad as his caddie ... Hobbies include wakeboarding, hiking, and running.