Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

2013:

  • Started the year by claiming medalist honors at the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Qualifying Tournament at the CC La Planicie in Lima, Peru
  • Posted rounds of 65, 74, 70 and 69 to win the qualifier by one at 278 (-10)
  • Made two cuts on his first six starts on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, with a T15 finish as his best at the season opening 55th Abierto Mexicano de Golf in Mexico City in March
  • That same month, he won the Guatemalan Open for his third time at Hacienda Nueva Country Club winning by 12 strokes with rounds of 67, 68, 69, and 71
  • Claimed medalist honors at the PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament in California in April. He won the Canadian qualifier by four strokes with rounds of 66, 66, 75 and 66
  • Finished the PGA TOUR Canada season with a solid T3 finish at the TOUR Championship of Canada in September. Carded a season-low 66 on the final round. Such a performance allowed him to keep his TOUR card by moving into the 32nd spot in the Order of Merit. His first PGA TOUR Canada season featured one top-5 finish, two top-25 finishes and six cuts made in nine starts
  • He made it to Q-School finals and got conditional status for his 2014 season

2012:

  • Made three cuts in 10 starts on the Web.com Tour, where he had conditional status
  • His best Web.com Tour finish was T27 at the Price Cutter Charity Championship
  • Made three starts on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, with a T25 at the Puerto Rico Classic as his best finish

2011:

  • Finished T27 at the World Cup in Mission Hills, China where he joined Pablo Acuña to represent Guatemala in the team event
  • Finished T144 at the PGA TOUR Q-School Final late in the year to earn conditional status on the Web.com Tour
  • Kept competing on the Adams Golf Pro Tour, where he had five top-25 finishes in 12 starts. Made two starts on the Tour de las Americas, with a T7 at the Televisa TLA Players Championship in Acapulco, Mexico as his best finish

2010:

  • Won the East Texas Open on the Adams Golf Pro Tour one week after a runner-up finish at the Southwest Louisiana Open
  • Shot 73, 68, 69 and 65 to win at 275 (-9)
  • Had 11 top-25 finishes in 16 starts on the Adams Golf Pro Tour to finish second in the Order of Merit
  • T7 at the Peru Open for his best finish in two starts on the Tour de las Americas
  • Also won Guatemala’s Abierto de Hacienda Nueva at 276 (-12)

 

AMATEUR CAREER:

  • Played for the University of New Orleans
  • Won three college tournaments, including the 2007 Troy Invitational
  • Twice led the New Orleans Privateers in scoring average
  • Came from behind to win the 2008 Central American Amateur Championship by carding a 67 on the final round… A Central American Boys 13-14 champion
  • A three-time winner of the Guatemala Open
  • Won Guatemala’s National Championships in all age divisions

PERSONAL:

  • Graduated from the University of New Orleans with a degree in Business Administration in 2009
  • Has a brother and a sister (Luis Felipe and Lucía)
  • Affiliated with Guatemala’s Hacienda Nueva Country Club
  • Golf instructors Jorge Nayen (Guatemala), Kevin Kirk (swing) y Mike Shannon (putt)
  • Having the opportunity to compete in 23 countries has been his biggest thrill in golf
  • Scotland’s Royal St. Georges is his favorite golf course
  • His grandpa, his father, and his brother would round out his dream foursome
  • Carries beef jerky and bananas as snacks in his golf bag
  • Loves music, salsa dancing, working out and sports in general
  • Drives a Toyota 4Runner
  • His favorite team is Guatemala’s National Football Team (soccer)
  • His favorite artist is Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona
  • Favorite movie is 7 days in Utopia
  • Favorite book is “Live your best life today” by Joel O’Steen
  • Loves eating sushi
  • Favorite athlete is Rory McIlroy
  • Favorite city is Hong Kong
  • Favorite app is YouTube
  • Loves going to the beach whenever on vacation
  • Not many people know that he once parachuted
  • Bucket list includes swimming with sharks
  • As its favorite charity, his family likes to help out caddies in Guatemala