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GUSTAVO ACOSTA

ARG

Exempt Status: .

Height: 1.75 m / 5-9.

Weight: 93 kg / 205 lbs.

Born 09.Sep.1970.

Turned PRO in 1993.

His birthplace is Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Currently residing in Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Key Facts

BEST CAREER FINISH ON PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA: 4th Puerto Rico Classic (2012), T4 Lexus Peru Open (2014)

CAREER VICTORIES: (4) 1998 Rio Cuarto, Cordoba [Argentina], 2005 Gran Premio Las Lomas [Argentina], 2010 84º Abierto de Chile in Viña del Mar, Chile [TLA], Abierto de Misiones [Argentina].

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2012-2014.

2014: A T4 finish at the Lexus Peru Open presented by Scotiabank in early November has been his best performance of the year on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Shot a 4-under 68 on the third round to move into the second spot, three strokes behind eventual tournament winner Julián Etulain. Carded a final round 73 to finish in the tie for fourth… His other top-10 of the season was a T10 finish at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open, where he posted a 65 on the final round in Guadalajara, Mexico in March… Carded his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica career low, a 10-under 62 in the second round of the Personal Classic to claim the halfway lead by one shot in Lujan, Argentina.

2013: After missing the cut in his first four starts of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season, he took a break and made his Tour return with a season best T5 finish at the 60th Aberto do Brasil in October. Carded a 7-under par 62, with two eagles, four birdies and only one bogey in the third round at Gávea Golf & CC, to move into a four-way tie for the lead and secure OHL Round of the Weeks honors. Had two top-10 finishes and six cuts made in ten starts to finish No. 46 in the Order of Merit. Earned his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card by finishing T21 at the Qualifying Tournament played in Lima, Peru in February… Had two top-5 finishes on the Argentine Tour, with a T2 finish as his best at the 76th Campeonato Argentino de Profesionales in October.

2012: A strong weekend in which he posted rounds of 66 and 69 allowed him to finish solo fourth at the 2012 Puerto Rico Classic, for his best performance and only top-25 finish on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Made three cuts in ten starts to finish No. 59 in the Order of Merit… At the beginning of the year made two starts on the Tour de las Americas, with a T13 finish at the 81st Abierto OSDE del Centro as his best.

2011: Collected four top-10 finishes in ten starts on the Tour de las Americas. Finished No. 25 on the TLA Order of Merit, a position that allowed him to earn his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card for 2012. His best finishes were third at the 80th Abierto del Centro in Cordoba, Argentina and fourth at the VI Abierto de Hacienda Chicureo in Chile.

2010: Won the 84th Abierto de Chile on the Tour de las Americas. Defeated Venezuela’s Wolmer Murillo on the third hole of a sudden death playoff at the Granadilla CC in Viña del Mar in October. That was his first an only win on the TLA… Won the Abierto de Misiones for his third career win on the Argentine Tour.

2007: Finished T2 at the Kai Fieberg Costa Rica Open, an event co-sanctioned by the Tour de las Americas and the European Challenge Tour at Cariari CC in San Jose, Costa Rica.

2005: Won the Gran Premio Lomas for his second career win on the Argentine Tour. Won by four shots at 270 (-18).

2001: Finished T2 at the Abierto del Litoral on the Tour de las Americas. Was one of five players involved in a playoff for that title at the historic Rosario Golf Club in Rosario, Argentina.

1998: Won his first career title on the Argentine Tour in Rio Cuarto, Argentina.

OTHER DETAILS: Had nine top-3 finishes, including one win, during his career on the Tour de las Americas (2001-2012).

PERSONAL: Full name is Gustavo Gabriel Acosta… Wife Evangelina. Got married in March, 2003… Three kids: Romina (20/12/1990), Leonardo (22/06/1997) and Victoria (05/06/2012)… Started in golf at the age of ten while caddying at the Jockey Club de Rafaela in his hometown of Rafaela, Santa Fe… The oldest club in his bag is a hybrid he has had for eight years… The following are some of his personal favorites… A golf course he has played: Mar del Plata Golf Club… A professional team: Boca Juniors from the Argentine Football League (soccer)… A movie: “Gladiator”… A TV show: “El Chavo del 8”… Food: the Argentinean-style “asado” (barbecue)… A city: his hometown Rafaela… A vacation spot: Mar del Plata, Argentina.

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