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NELSON LEDESMA

ARG

Exempt Status: .

Height: 1.80 m / 5-11.

Weight: 92 kg / 203 lbs.

Born 25.Jul.1990.

Turned PRO in 2007.

His birthplace is Tucumán, Argentina.

Currently residing in Tucumán, Argentina.

Key Facts

BEST CAREER FINISH ON PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA: 2nd Stella Artois Open (2014)

CAREER VICTORIES: (5) 2011 Abierto Termas de Rio Hondo [Argentina], VII Roberto De Vicenzo Classic Copa NEC in Buenos Aires, Argentina [TLA] 2013 Gran Premio OSDE Las Praderas [Argentina] 2014 96th Campeonato Abierto del Sur [Argentina], Abierto Termas de Rio Hondo [Argentina]

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member 2012-2014.

2014: Started the year with a victory at the 96th Campeonato Abierto del Sur – 3 Arroyos, an Argentine Tour event that marked the start of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s Developmental Series season in January. Shot 64, 66, 70 and 68 for a total of 268 (-12) to defeat Emilio Domínguez by one at the historic Mar del Plata Golf Club… Finished T4 at the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season opening 67th Arturo Calle Colombian Open at Ruitoque Golf CC in the city of Bucaramanga in January... An impressive bogey-free weekend, with rounds of 67 and 66 secured him runner-up honors at the Stella Artois Open at La Reunión Golf Resort in Guatemala in March. Finished the week at 13-under 275, only a stroke behind tournament champion Armando Favela, who made birdie on the last hole to avoid a playoff. It was his best career finish on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.

2013: Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 35 in the Order of Merit. Had one top-5 finish, five top 25’s and 9 cuts made in 14 starts. His best finish was T5 at the 82nd Abierto OSDE del Centro in Cordoba, Argentina in April… Finished outside the top-16 only once in seven starts on the Argentine Tour, where his best finish was a victory at the Gran Premio OSDE Las Praderas in November. Finished No. 5 on the Argentine Tour ranking.

2012: Finished the inaugural season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica ranked No. 18 in the Order of Merit. Had a runner-up finish, two top-10 finishes and seven cuts made in 11 starts. His best finish was T2 at the 65th Arturo Calle Colombian Open, an event where the course at the Club El Rincón de Cajicá played extremely tough… During the first half of the year finished the abbreviated final season of the Tour de las Americas ranked No. 11 in the Order of Merit. Had four top-10 finishes in five TLA starts, with a T4 finish at the Taca Airlines Open in Peru as his best… A Monday Qualifier first place finish earned him a spot on the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open in March. Shot 76 and 72 to miss the cut on his first TOUR start ever… Had three top-10 finishes in only five starts on the Argentine Tour, where his best finish was T4 at the Abierto de La Rioja.

2011: Won a three-way playoff for his first Tour de las Americas career victory at the VII Roberto De Vicenzo Classic Copa NEC in November. Had five top-15 finishes in 15 starts on the TLA to finish the season ranked No. 11 in the Order of Merit. His season-ending TLA ranking secured him the 2012 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card. Made a strong charge for his victory at the TLA’s Roberto De Vicenzo Classic Copa NEC, an event he started by shooting 6-over par on his first eight holes. Holed out a 240-yard 4-iron for an albatross that turned his week around at the par-five No. 9. Shot 13-under par on the last 64 holes of the tournament, with birdies on the final two holes to enter a sudden death playoff in which he made a birdie to defeat Rafael Gómez and Fernando Zacarías… Won his first career title in June on the Argentine Tour, claiming the Abierto Termas de Río Hondo with a total of 263 (-25) for a four-shot win over Andrés Romero.

2010: Finished fourth three times and only missed one cut in 11 starts to finish the season ranked No. 16 on the Tour de las Americas’ Order of Merit. Claimed TLA Rookie of the Year honors.

PERSONAL: His full name is Nelson Lautaro Ledesma… Got started in golf as a caddie at the age of 12 and turned professional only four years later… Affiliated to the Club Las Yungas in Tucuman, Argentina… Football (soccer) is one of his interests.

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