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MARCELO ROZO

COL

Exempt Status: Dev Series Final 2016 Top 5.

Height: 1.80 m / 5-11.

Weight: 81 kg / 178 lbs.

Born 06.Sep.1989.

Turned PRO in 2012.

His birthplace is Bogotá, Colombia.

Currently residing in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Key Facts

PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA VICTORIES: (2): 2013 VISA Open de Argentina presented by Peugeot. 2014 TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open.

OTHER VICTORIES: (1) 2013 Abierto del Polo Club de Santiago [Chile].

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2013 and 2014.

2014: Made eagle on the second hole of a seven-way playoff to win the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open at Las Lomas Club de Golf in Guadalajara, Mexico in March. That was his second win on his last three starts on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Became the first player under the age of 25 with two Tour wins and moved into the second spot on the Order of Merit after only two tournaments played… Posted four rounds of par or better to finish solo third at the 83rd Abierto OSDE del Centro in Cordoba, Argentina, where he got paired with defending champion Ángel Cabrera on the final round.
That result allowed him to become the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s Order of Merit No. 1 for the first time in his career… A week later he finished T5 at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC in Montevideo, Uruguay to defend his position as the Tour’s top ranked player… Lost the Order of Merit top spot with a T34 finish at the Dominican Republic Open, but managed to close the first half of the season ranked No. 1 a week later with a T6 finish at the Lexus Panama Classic in Rio Hato, Panama… Made the cut in two of his five starts on PGA TOUR Canada, where his best result was a T11 finish at the Forces and Families Open… Resumed the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season with back-to-back T2 finishes at the Ecuador Open and the Arturo Calle Colombian Classic to widen his lead as Order of Merit No. 1.

2013: Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 10 in the Order of Merit. Collected a victory and four top-25 finishes. Made 11 cuts in 14 starts. Claimed his first Tour win in 18 starts at the season ending 108th VISA Open de Argentina presented by Peugeot on December 8 at Nordelta Golf Club in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Posted rounds of 73, 64, 69 and 72 for a two-shot win at 278 (-10). His bogey-free 64 (-8) in the second round tied the course record set a year earlier at this same event by Ángel Cabrera, tied him for the halfway lead with Rafa Echenique and eventually secured him the OHL-Round of the Week Award. Entered the final round holding a five-shot lead, the second largest ever by a Tour leader through 54 holes. Stayed in control throughout the final round, extending his lead to seven and finally winning by two… Was in contention in two consecutive PGA TOUR Latinoamérica events between April and May, finishing T11 at Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC in Uruguay, an event in which he was tied for second after 54 holes, and T12 at the 66th Arturo Calle Colombian Open, where he carded a bogey-free 64 in the second round to tie for first with eventual champion Timothy O’Neal. Entered the Colombian Open final round in a tie for third, but dropped off the top 10 with a 72… Missed the Colombia Championship cut in his first career start on the Web.com Tour in March… Won his first title as a professional on November 16 at the Abierto del Polo Club in Santiago, Chile. Finished the 54-hole Chilean Tour event at 13-under par with three rounds in the 60s.

2012: Turned professional in October… Had a runner-up finish, three top-10 finishes and only missed one cut in four starts as a professional during the inaugural season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. His best finish was runner-up at the 2012 Dominican Republic Open in just his third start as a pro. Finished the season ranked No. 24 in the Order of Merit to earn his Tour card for 2013.

AMATEUR CAREER: In one of his last starts as an amateur he finished T7 at the 65th Arturo Calle Colombian Open in September of 2012 on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica… Enjoyed a terrific career at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, where he collected a victory, two runner-up finishes and nine top-10 finishes during the 2011-12 season.

PERSONAL: Full name is Marcelo Rozo Rengifo… Single… Graduated from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida with a degree in Sports Management in May of 2012… Attended High School at the Colegio José Joaquín Casas in Bogota… His late grandfather Vicente Falaschini was an Argentine professional from Mar del Plata who moved to Colombia in 1957. Mr. Falaschini was also a golf course designer and Marcelo’s first golf instructor. Says that his grandfather would have been extremely proud to see him win the 2013 Argentine Open… His uncle Iván Rengifo represented Colombia seven times in the World Cup and won many tournaments as a professional in Colombia and abroad… Luis Nelson Herrera is another instructor he has worked with… Affiliated to the Club El Rancho in Bogota, Colombia… Whispering Pines in North Carolina is the course he has enjoyed the most… Never travels without his iPad… His favorite professional teams are Spain’s Real Madrid, the NBA’s Miami Heat and Colombian soccer’s Santa Fe… His favorite book is John Carlin’s “Playing the Enemy”… Tiger Woods is his favorite athlete to watch… Madrid and New York are his favorite cities… Cartagena, Miami and New York are his top vacation spots… Jack Nicklaus, his father and his brother would round out his dream foursome… His favorite charity is the Fundación Mateo Rozo Rengifo, a foundation his family created to honor his brother Mateo, who passed away in 2001… Has another brother, Sebastián… His bucket list includes traveling around the world… His personal motto: Believe… Instagram account: @marcelorozo.

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