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ARMANDO VILLARREAL

MEX

Exempt Status: .

Height: 1.75 m / 5-9.

Weight: 70.5 kg / 155 lbs.

Born 24.Oct.1988.

Turned PRO in 2011.

His birthplace is Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México.

Currently residing in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México.

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Key Facts

BEST CAREER FINISH ON PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA: 2nd Mundo Maya Open (2013)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2014.

2014: Collected four top-25 finishes during the first half of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season, with a T13 finish as his best at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC in Montevideo, Uruguay in April… Late in the summer he made his first two career starts on the PGA TOUR by Monday qualifying for the John Deere Classic (rounds of 73 and 69) and the Wyndham Championship (75 and 69). Missed the cut in both events.

2013: Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 22 in the Order of Merit to earn his Tour card for the 2014 season. Had one runner-up finish, four top-25 finishes and five cuts made in eight starts. Took advantage of a sponsor exemption to make his first PGA TOUR Latinoamérica start and collect runner-up honors at the Mundo Maya Open in Merida, Mexico in May. Got in contention with a third round of 67 and birdied holes 16 and 17 to post a 71 in the final round to finish only a stroke behind tournament champion Jorge Fernández Valdés. His golf instructor Rich Barcelo caddied for him in that event. In February he failed to earn the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card with a T63 finish at the Qualifying Tournament in Sebring, Florida… Playing his first season on the Mexican Tour went on to claim Rookie of the Year honors as No. 14 in the Order of Merit. His best Mexican Tour finish in seven starts was fifth in San Luis Potosi.

2012: Played on the National Pro Tour.

2011: Turned pro in May.

AMATEUR CAREER: A member of the golf team at Texas Wesleyan University… Earned Ping NAIA All-American recognition in all four years of college between 2008 and 2011. Set the school’s single season scoring average record at 72.62 and collected two wins at the UT-Brownsville’s Sen. Eddie Lucio Invitational and the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament during his senior year… Won the 4A-1 Region and State Championships at Rincon High School in Tucson, AZ, in his senior year in 2006. Named Tucson Citizen Player of the Year and 1st-team All-State.

PERSONAL: Full name is Armando Nicanor Villarreal Grijalva… Single… Has an older sister, Rosalina, and a younger brother, Alejandro… Affiliated to the Dallas Athletic Club in Dallas, Texas… Graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a degree in finance in 2011… After college worked briefly as Assistant Golf Professional at Keeton Park Golf Course… His golf instructor is Rich Barcelo, winner of the Web.com Tour’s 2009 Cox Classic… Tony Martinez, Lance Patterson and Dave Stockton Jr. are other instructors he has worked with… The oldest clubs in his bag are a hybrid and a 3-wood (1 year)… Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and his father would round out his dreamed foursome… His hobbies include RC aeromodelling… Never travels without a good set of headphones… Drives an Audi Q5… Does not drink soft drinks… TPC Deere Run, Shady Oaks CC and “El Jaguar” at the Yucatan CC are the golf courses he has enjoyed the most… YouTube and Google are his favorite websites… The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers (MLB) are his favorite pro teams… 24 and Modern Family are his top TV shows… Pulp Fiction and Man on Fire are his favorite movies… Denzel Washington and Justin Timberlake are his favorite entertainers… Mind Gym is his favorite book… Loves seafood and Asian food… Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather are his favorite athletes to watch… Dallas, Chicago, New York and Guadalajara are his favorite cities… The beach at Camahuiroa in Sonora, México is his top vacation spot… The iPhone and Apple TV are his favorite gadgets… Instagram is his top app.

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