PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA VICTORIES: (1) 2012 Puerto Rico Classic.
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member 2012-2014. Web.com Tour member 2014.
2014: Made the cut in 7 of his 12 starts on the Web.com Tour. Finished the regular season ranked No. 122 on the money list. His best result and only top-10 was a T5 finish at the Louisiana Open in March… Finished T6 at the Ecuador Open in September while making his first start of the season on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Started that event in a trio of co-leaders who shot 67 in the opening round.
2013: Closed the year with a T26 finish at the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament Final, an outcome that awarded him solid status for the Web.com Tour’s 2014 season. Opened that event at PGA West in California with scores of 71-75-74 and was T135 after 54 holes, but made a strong comeback with rounds of 63, 66 and 68… Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 16 in the Order of Merit. Had four top-10 finishes, seven top-25 finishes and 10 cuts made in 13 start. His best finish was T4 at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC, an event in which he carded a 69 in the final round to finish only one stroke outside a three-man playoff for the title. Finished T6 at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open in Guadalajara, Mexico. Closed the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season with consecutive top-10 finishes at the 87th Abierto de Chile (T9) and the Personal Classic presented by BlackBerry (T7). Held the Personal Classic’s opening round lead following a Tour career low of 9-under par 63… As winner of the 2012 Puerto Rico Classic received a sponsor exemption to make his PGA TOUR debut at the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com, an event he finished T57 in March. Shot 69 on each of the first three rounds, but lost ground with final round of 73… In his only cut made in two starts on the Web.com Tour he finished T57 at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. He entered that event after carding a 63 to win the Monday Qualifier
2012: Had one victory, four top-25 finishes and five cuts made in seven starts to finish No. 12 in the Order of Merit during the inaugural season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica… Made two of his seven starts as an amateur… In only his second start as a pro he went on to win the Puerto Rico Classic in November. Shot 65-72-66-71 for a winning score of 274 (-14). Defeated Argentina’s Jorge Fernández Valdés by two strokes on his way to becoming the second youngest winner on the Tour at the age of 22 years and 11 days. A winner’s check for US $22,500 helped him move into the Top 10 of the Order of Merit… As winner of the Puerto Rico Classic, the Puerto Rico Golf Association awarded him an invitation to play the PGA TOUR’s 2013 Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com… Made his debut as a professional by finishing T17 at the Lexus Peru Open during the first week of November.
AMATEUR CAREER: On his last start as an amateur he claimed low individual honors at the 2012 World Amateur Team Championship in Turkey. Posted rounds of 66-67-66 for a 54-hole total of 15-under and a one-shot win over the USA’s Chris Williams. Became the first Mexican to win the WATC’s individual title since Víctor Regalado in 1970… Competing as an amateur, he finished T4 at the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s season opening Mundo Maya Open, an event in which he carded a course record-tying 64 on the third round… Earned PGA TOUR Latinoamérica conditional status by finishing T18 at the Qualifying Tournament at the Doral’s White Course… Won the Mexican Amateur Championship in 2011 and 2012… Finished third at the 2012 US Amateur stroke play competition and then lost on the first round of stroke play.
PERSONAL: Single… Hast two brothers… Currently studying business at the Universidad de Anahuac in Mexico City, where he expects to earn his degree by 2014… Affiliated to the Club de Golf México… The golf instructors he has worked with are Alejandro Muñoz and Gary Gilchrist… Hobbies include playing poker… His favorite golf course is Sunnehanna Country Club in Westmont, Pennsylvania… Drives a Jeep Cherokee… His favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers (college sports) and Spain’s Real Madrid… Favorite book is “Outliers: The Story of Success”… Favorite TV show is “Prison Break” and his favorite movies “Savages” and “Scarface”… Japanese food is his favorite… Tiger Woods is his favorite athlete… New York and Miami are his favorite cities, while his favorite vacation spot is Acapulco, Mexico… Bucket list includes winning The Masters… His favorite quote is: “Never give up.”