ResidenceSan Luis, Argentina
Date of Birth:18/10/1980
Place of BirthSan Luis, Argentina
Height & Weight5ft 9in 11st 4lbs (173cm 72kgs)
FamilyWife: Marina (m. 2005); Children: Lara (2000), Rafa (2008)
InterestsFootball, music, car racing
Turned Pro1999
Qualifying School(1999), (03), (04), (05), 11, (12), 16*

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Came through six gruelling rounds at 2016 Qualifying School Final Stage to earn a return to the European Tour. Still waiting for the door to open into the winner’s enclosure after claiming his third runner-up finish on the European Tour in 2010. However, the €177,770 he earned for taking second place in the Nordea Scandinavian Masters contributed greatly to him finishing comfortably inside the top 100 in the Race to Dubai in 82nd position. Highlight of the previous campaign was his second shot to the par five 18th hole at the BMW International Open, a perfect three iron from 243 yards which found the hole for an albatross and helped him finish second behind Nick Dougherty as well as win the European Tour Shot of the Year Award. Like so many of his compatriots, began his career on the Tour de Las Americas before coming to Europe via the Challenge Tour and ended 2006 in dream fashion by capturing Argentina's National Open Championship, the 101° Campeonato Visa de la Republica presented by Jeep. Is a huge fan of car racing, and would love to try the sport when his golf career is over.

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Challenge Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai225
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 222,220 (2009)


Professional World Cup 2009 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1998

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