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OSCAR DAVID ALVAREZ

COL

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Height: 1.78 m / 5-10.

Weight: 78 kg / 172 lbs.

Born 29.Mar.1983.

Turned PRO in 2006.

His birthplace is Medellín, Colombia.

Currently residing in Medellín, Colombia.

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Key Facts

CAREER VICTORIES ON PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA: (1) 2014 TransAmerican Power Products CRV Abierto Mexicano

OTHER CAREER VICTORIES: 2009 Abierto Ciudad de Bucaramanga [TLA], Georgia Sports Orthopedic Specialists Classic [NGA], Abierto del Club Campestre de Medellín [Colombia], XI Abierto de Golf del Serrezuela Country Club [Colombia], 2010 VI Abierto del Eje Cafetero [TLA], 2011 58th Aberto do Brasil [TLA], 2013 XV Abierto de Golf del Club El Rancho [Colombia], 2014 54th Copa Sura [Colombia].

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member 2012-2014

2014: A T19 finish at the season opening 67th Arturo Calle Colombian Open in February was his best finish during the first half of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season… Missed the cut a week earlier at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship in his only start of the season on the Web.com Tour… Won the Colombian Tour’s 54th Copa Sura at the Club El Rodeo in Medellin in July. Claimed the title by defeating his countryman David Vanegas in a playoff after tying for first at 284 (-4)… Won the 56th TransAmerican Power Products CRV Abierto Mexicano de Golf presented by Heineken to collect his first career victory in 32 career starts on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Carded a final round 69 to finish the week at 17-under 271 at the Club de Golf Chapultepec. Won by one shot over Argentina’s Nelson Ledesma, who bogeyed the 71st hole to drop behind in a close battle for the title.

2013: Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 29 in the Order of Merit. Had two top-20 finishes, five top-25 finishes and nine cuts made in 11 starts. His best finishes were T6 at the season opening 55th Abierto Mexicano de Golf in March and T7 at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC at the Club de Golf del Uruguay in April… Made two cuts in three starts on the Web.com Tour, with a T24 finish as his best at the Colombia Championship in Bogota… Won the Colombian Tour’s XV Abierto de Golf del Club El Rancho by five strokes in September.

2012: Finished the inaugural season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica ranked No. 39 in the Order of Merit. Had one top 10, four top 25s and five cuts made in nine starts. His best finish was seventh at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC, an event he opened and closed with rounds of 6-under par 66… Missed the cut at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia in his only Web.com Tour start.

2011: In October he won the 58th Aberto do Brasil on the Tour de las Americas. Posted rounds of 71, 68, 68 and 68 to finish at 275 (-9) and win by one at the Sao Fernando Golf Club, outside the city of Sao Paulo. That win in Brazil was his third on the TLA, where he finished the season ranked No. 6 in the Order of Merit to secure the 2012 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card… Finished T49 at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia in his only Web.com Tour start.

2010: Claimed his second career win on the Tour de las Americas at the VI Abierto del Eje Cafetero, an event he won by one shot at the Club Campestre de Pereira… Carded rounds of 72, 65, 67 and 67 to finish at 271 (-13)… Missed the cut at the Pacific Rubiales Bogota in his only Web.com Tour start.

2009: Won the Abierto Ciudad de Bucaramanga to claim his first career win on the Tour de las Americas... In the event, played at the Club Campestre de Bucaramanga and the Ruitoque Golf & CC, he defeated his countrymen José Manuel Garrido and Eduardo Herrera by two shots… Posted rounds of 66, 68, 67 and 72 to finish at 273 (-13)… Won the Georgia Sports Orthopedic Specialists Classic on the NGA Hooters Tour in April… He also won the Abierto del Club Campestre de Medellin and the XI Abierto de Golf del Serrezuela Country Club to finish the season ranked first on the Colombian Tour.

OTHER DETAILS: A member of the Tour de las Americas between 2006 and 2011… A member of the NGA Hooters Tour between 2007 and 2011… Has also played on the Colombian Tour since turning pro in June of 2006.

AMATEUR CAREER: As an amateur he qualified for the 2004 U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills, where he posted rounds of 78 and 80 to miss the cut… The U.S. Open experience, in his opinion his biggest thrill in golf, convinced him to turn pro following his college career… In August of 2004 he finished T2 after the two-day stroke-play competition at the 104th U.S. Amateur at Winged Foot GC, but lost his first-round match to Canadian James Allenby 4 & 2… A two-time All-American at Brigham Young University (BYU)… While studying at the Jorge Robledo High School in Medellin, he was named Colombia’s Amateur of the Year in 2000.

PERSONAL: Full name is Oscar David Álvarez Orrego… Single… His blond hair earned him the nickname “el Mono”, as they call blonds in Colombia… Graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Communication in 2006… The youngest among four brothers and sisters… Affiliated to the Club Campestre de Medellín… Loves music and considers himself a big sports fan… His favorite golf courses are Winged Foot, Sahalee CC and the TPC Sawgrass… Never travels without his iPad and his racket… His favorite professional teams are Colombian football’s Atlético Nacional de Medellín and the Spanish League’s Barcelona FC… His favorite artist is Colombian singer Carlos Vives… Favorite book: “Fearless Golf”… Tiger Woods and Roger Federer are his favorite athletes to watch… Favorite vacation spot is Cartagena and his favorite cities are Barcelona and Paris… The oldest club in his bag is a putter he has had for five years… Carries power bars and almonds as snacks on his golf bag… Bucket list includes becoming a father and winning on the PGA TOUR… Favorite quote: “One shot at a time”… His favorite charity is the Fundación Payne, which provides school supplies to unprivileged kids… Instagram: @oalvarezo.

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