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JULIAN ETULAIN

ARG

Exempt Status: Tournament Winners.

Height: 1.72 m / 5-8.

Weight: 71 kg / 156 lbs.

Born 21.Jun.1988.

Turned PRO in 2008.

His birthplace is Coronel Suarez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Currently residing in Coronel Suarez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Key Facts

PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA VICTORIES: (3) 2013 Lexus Peru Open. 2014 Lexus Panama Classic, Lexus Peru Open.

OTHER WINS: (5) 2010 Abierto del Club Militar [Colombia], 63º Abierto de Colombia [TLA], Abierto de Hacienda Chicureo [TLA]. 2011 Televisa Players Championship [TLA]. 2012 Abierto del Club Los Lirios [TLA].

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2012-2014. Web.com Tour member in 2014.

2014: Was one of seven players involved in a playoff for the title of the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open, where the victory belonged to Colombia’s Marcelo Rozo in Guadalajara, Mexico in March… Finished solo third at the Dominican Republic Open, only one shot outside a playoff for the title involving Michael Buttacavoli and Rick Cochran III in May… A week later, he became a PGA TOUR Latinoamérica two-time champion with a two-shot victory at the inaugural playing of the Lexus Panama Classic. Was the only player with four rounds in the sixties to finish the week at 17-under par 271 at the Buenaventura GC in Rio Hato, Panama. Had entered the final round holding a two-stroke lead. Played superbly on the back nine, shooting 11-under with only one bogey on the final hole on Sunday. The $27,000 winner’s check allowed him to finish the first half of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 3 in the Order of Merit… Made the cut in 5 of his 8 starts on PGA TOUR Canada, where his only top-25 finish was T18 at The Syncrude Boreal Open in June… Claimed his fourth top-3 of the year on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica by finishing T3 at the Mazatlán Open in early October. Finished that event just one shot outside a playoff for the title involving Tyler McCumber and Jorge Fernández Valdés… Teamed-up with his countryman and friend Alan Wagner to finish fifth at the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup, a PGA TOUR Latinoamérica unofficial event played by 36 two-man teams under the format of best-ball at Olivos Golf Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina… Became the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica first three-time champion by successfully defending the Lexus Peru Open title on November 2. Claimed the outright lead in the second round and kept it for the rest of the tournament. Won by three shots at 14-under par 274. The $27,000 winner’s check turned him into the Tour’s Order of Merit No. 1 for the first time in his career.

2013: Closed the year with a T85 finish at the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament Final at PGA West in California to earn conditional status on the Web.com Tour for the 2014 season. Earned an exemption into the final stage by finishing the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 6 in the Order of Merit… Had one victory, three top-10 finishes, nine top-25 finishes and 11 cuts made in 14 starts on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Won the Lexus Peru Open on November 10 to claim his first Tour win. Shot 68, 70, 67 and 70 to finish at 13-under par 275 at Los Inkas Golf Club in Lima, Peru. Entered the final round of the event holding a one-stroke lead and playing a final round on the last group for the third time in his last five starts. Birdied four holes, including 14 through 16, and only one bogey on the back nine to win by one over Ryan Blaum and Bronson Burgoon of the United States. He was making his 21st start on Tour at the Lexus Peru Open and the $27,000 winner’s check helped him move into the sixth spot of the Order of Merit… Finished T5 at the Dominican Republic Open in June, an event in which he was second entering the final round. In October, in his following Tour start, finished T7 at the Puerto Rico Classic presented by Merrill Lynch, after entering the third and final round in second place... Claimed back his Tour card by firing a 7-under par 65 in the final round of the Qualifying Tournament in Sebring, Florida, where he finished solo fifth in February.

2012: Made five cuts in ten starts during the inaugural season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Best finish and only top-10 was T8 at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC. Finished the season ranked No. 52 in the Order of Merit to barely miss his Tour card… At the beginning of the year he collected a wire-to-wire win at the Tour de las Americas’ Abierto del Club Los Lirios in Rancagua, Chile. Carded rounds of 64, 72, 70 and 67 to win by three strokes at 273 (-15). That victory turned him into the youngest player ever to win four career titles on the TLA, at 23.

2011: Finished T3 at the Web.com Tour’s Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open presented by Samsung, an event cut to 36-holes due to bad weather in Bogota, Colombia… Finished T42 at the Puerto Rico Open on his first career start on the PGA TOUR… Won the Tour de las Americas’ Televisa Players Championship in Acapulco, México firing a 60 in the final round. Had five top-4 finishes in nine TLA starts to finish No. 5 in the TLA Order of Merit, a position that allowed him to earn his 2012 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card.

2010: Finished No. 1 on the Tour de las Americas Order of Merit following an impressive season of two wins, one runner-up finish, five top-10 and eight top-25 finishes in ten starts. Won the 63rd Colombian Open and the Abierto de Hacienda Chicureo in Chile. Lost a playoff for the Televisa Players Championship against his countryman Luciano Dodda… A week before winning the Colombian Open he earned his first professional win at the Abierto del Club Militar on the Colombian Tour.

2009: Named Tour de las Americas Rookie of the Year. Had five top-10 finishes, including a couple of third place finishes at the Televisa Players Championship in Acapulco, Mexico and the Copa Mitsubishi Tres Diamantes in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

AMATEUR CAREER: As a member of the Argentine team finished ninth, both on the individual and teams standings, at the 2008 World Amateur Team Championship in Australia. Teamed-up with Jorge Fernández Valdés and Emiliano Grillo… Member of the Argentine team that won the 2008 Copa Los Andes… Member of the Argentine team that won La Cruz del Sur Tournament… Won the Argentine Amateur Championship.

PERSONAL: Full name is Julián Oscar Etulain…Nicknamed “Tula”…Got married to Ornella Bono in August of 2013… Daughter, Isabella, was born on September 29, 2014… Affiliated to the Aero Golf Club Coronel Suárez, a small nine-hole course locales outside Buenos Aires Argentina…Hobbies include playing tennis, watching TV, going to the movies, working out and running…Mariano Bartolomé is his golf instructor…Nordelta in Buenos Aires, Argentina is his favorite golf course…His favorite app is Twitter…His favorite professional team is San Lorenzo de Almagro from the Argentine Football League (soccer)…Favorite movie is “Man on Fire” and his favorite actor Denzel Washington…Favorite book is: “The Monk who sold his Ferrari”…Says there’s is nothing like a good Argentine-style asado (barbeque)…Roger Federer is his favorite athlete…Favorite city is Sidney and his favorite vacation spot is Thailand…Has a Popeye the Sailor headcover…Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and his father would round out his dreamed foursome…Bucket list includes skydiving…Favorite quote: “Just enjoy the show”… Twitter: @tula_etulain.

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