The PGA TOUR Latinoamérica continues this week with Arturo Calle Colombian Avianca Classic presented by the tenth event of the 2014 season, this tournament has hosted organization to the Colombian Golf Federation and is the second year that the Tour celebrated in Colombia.
Tournament: Arturo Calle Colombian Avianca Classic presented by
Dates: September 29 to October 5, 2014
Venue: Pueblo Viejo Country Club
Field: 7,407 yards Par-72
City: Bogota, Colombia
Bag: $ 150,000 – Gain Champion: $ 27,000
Field: 24 countries 144 players (142 professionals and 2 amateurs)
Cut: Top 55 and ties
Hashtags: #ColombianClassic #pgatourla
Distribution of the field. There are 144 players from 24 countries ready to start this event. Then those countries and the number of players that represent: USA (45), Colombia (33), Argentina (25), Mexico (9), Chile (4), Brazil (3), Spain (3), Australia (2), Guatemala (2), Dominican Republic (2) Venezuela (2) Peru (2), Austria (1) Canada (1), Germany (1) Bolivia (1) Ecuador (1) Scotland (1), France (1), England (1) Italy (1), Paraguay (1) Puerto Rico (1) and Uruguay (1).
No. 1 played at home. Marcelo Rozo, current number of the Order of Merit PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, will be playing in the city where he was born and resides. The 25 years has been to tie the second in the Open Ecuador and enjoys a lead of just over nine thousand dollars a head of “Five” at the end of the season will win the card to play the Web.com Tour in 2015.
“I am very excited to play in Bogota. While being at home is a double-edged sword, came with a lot of confidence and hopefully a good week. The main objective is to win, so I hope to have a good performance to put the Colombian golf high and that people will enjoy, “said Rozo, who has one win in his five top-10s this season.
No. 3 debuts as Dad. After finishing T29 at the Open last Sunday Ecuador, Argentina’s Julián Etulain went home to attend the birth of his daughter, Isabella, Monday. Located on the third place of the Order of Merit, Etulain travel to Bogota on Wednesday to continue defending its place among the five. The “Tula”, 25, adds a win and three top-3′s played in nine tournaments this season.
Five. The most recent change in the positions of the five best in the Order of Merit was the rise of Tyler McCumber to fourth. With the proceeds for his victory in Ecuador William Kropp shifted to fifth and sixth Colombian David Vanegas. The following are the positions and income of the Five to start a new week of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica:
Marcelo Rozo, Colombia $ 59.237
Rick Cochran III, Kentucky $ 50.098
Julian Etulain, Argentina $ 48.742
Tyler McCumber, Florida $ 44.266
William Kropp, Oklahoma $ 43.488
Champions PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in the field. A total of 18 players who together have 22 titles on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will be competing this week. That list of champions includes Marcelo Rozo, Manuel Villegas and David Vanegas, three Colombians who have won Tour events.
. After finishing the regular season ranked No. 52 Web.com Tour money list in order to maintain full card for 2015, Manuel Manuel Villegas Villegas is here to make his first appearance of 2014 at home and in PGA TOUR Latinoamérica .
Last season, when he finished as one of “The Five” Best of the Order of Merit who graduated at Web.com Tour, the tournament got away in a two-hole playoff with Mexican Jose de Jesus Rodriguez.
In his 2014 campaign in the Web.com Tour Villegas missed the cut in 12 of the 22 tournaments he played. His best finish and only top-10 was fourth in Brazil Champions was played in Sao Paulo in March. He also had five top-25′s.
Height will remain a factor. Having played 2,800 meters in Quito, Ecuador, this week just descend to 2.640 meters of altitude above sea level in Bogotá, Colombia. This factor will affect the flight of the ball, but given the small difference between the two offices, international competitors arrive much more adapted.
Headquarters this week. Pueblo Viejo Country Club adds to the clubs who have received the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in Colombia. Given the policy of the Colombian Golf Federation rotate and display these events around the country this week with six different venues and are six tournaments that the Tour has had in Colombia since 2012.
Golf: Pueblo Viejo Country Club
Par / Yardage: 72 (36-36) / 7,407
Designer: Boris Sokoloff (1998)
Record field: Jesus Asmed Osmar 64 (-8)
Source: PGA TOUR