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ANDRES ECHAVARRIA

COL

Exempt Status: Top 60 Order of Merit 2013.

Height: 1.78 m / 5-10.

Weight: 72 kg / 160 lbs.

Born 08.Feb.1988.

Turned PRO in 2011.

His birthplace is Medellín, Colombia.

Currently residing in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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Key Facts

CAREER VICTORIES: (1) 2013 Abierto del Club Campestre Los Farallones in Cali, Colombia [DevSeries]

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

2014: In February, at the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season opening 67th Arturo Calle Colombian Open, carded a 9-under 63 on the final round to move up from T13 to T2. It was his third runner-up finish in 23 starts on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica… A week earlier opened the Web.com Tour season by missing the cut at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship in Bogota.

2013: Closed the year with a T50 finish at the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament Final at PGA West in California to earn conditional status on the Web.com Tour for the 2014 season… Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 18 in the Order of Merit. Had three top-10 finishes, seven top-25 finishes and nine cuts made in eleven starts. His best finish was T3 at the 82nd OSDE Abierto del Centro in Cordoba, Argentina in April. Finished T5 at the Aberto do Brasil and T8 at the Arturo Calle Colombian Open… Made four cuts in eight starts on the Web.com Tour, with a T11 finish at the Colombian Championship as his best in March… After posting rounds of 67 and 69 in a qualifier at Gleaneagles CC in Texas, he went on to lose a four-man playoff for three British Open spots… Claimed his first career win as a professional at the Abierto del Club Campestre Los Farallones, a Colombian Tour event that was part of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Developmental Series. Led that tournament at Los Farallones’ par-73 from start to finish for a winning total of 279 (-13) in September.

2012: Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season as the sixth ranked player on the Order of Merit, just outside “Los Cinco” who earned 2013 Web.com Tour status… Earned US $41,041.25 in eleven starts… Finished second twice and tied for fourth three other times for a total five top 5’s… Had seven top-25 finishes and eight cuts made… Entered the season ending 107th Visa Open de Argentina needing a victory to claim the Order of Merit’s fifth spot. Despite a solid effort, he came up short by finishing that event in a tie for fourth… Finished the 65th Arturo Calle Colombian Open in a two-way tie for second in September. Held that tournament’s outright lead after a 66 (-6) in the opening round and remained second the rest of the way… Carded a career low 63 (-9) at the Lexus Peru Open on November 4 to finish in a four-way tie for second… Also tied for fourth at the season opening Mundo Maya Open in Mexico, an event in which he joined eventual winner Tommy Cocha of Argentina in a tie for the halfway lead, and at the 59th Brazil Open… A year after turning pro, he earned PGA TOUR Latinoamérica full exempt status by tying for first at the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Q-School in Buenos Aires, Argentina in June… Made the cut in his two starts on the Web.com Tour: T50 at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship and T68 at the Panama Claro Championship.

2011: Turned pro in June.

AMATEUR CAREER: In March of 2011 followed a T19 finish at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship, with an impressive runner-up finish at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open while still in college… Attended the University of Florida and excelled on the Gator golf team, earning Third Team All-American honors in his senior season… In 2011 he also was named First Team All-SEC and collected individual wins at the Gator Invitational and the Southeastern Conference Championship… Was a member of the Colombian team that won the Copa Los Andes in 2005, a three-time winner of the Colombian Junior Championship and the South American Junior Champion in 2006… Was named Academic All-American in his four years in college… South American Junior champion in 2006… A three-time Colombian Junior National champion… Was a member of the Colombian team that won the 2005 Copa Los Andes.

PERSONAL: Full name is Andrés Felipe Echavarría… Single… Affiliated to the Club Campestre Medellin… Has two younger brothers, Miguel and Nicolás, who are currently attending college and playing golf in the US… Nicolás is in Arkansas and Miguel in Michigan… Caddie for brother Nicolás the two times he made to the U.S. Junior Semifinals… His hobbies include reading, listening to music, going to the movies and skydiving… Earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Florida in 2011… Golf coaches he has had are Rogelio González, Mónica Tamayo, Peñita and Kevin Collins… Hazeltine and Point O’ Woods his favorite golf courses among those he has ever played… Never travels without his iPad… Never plays golf balls featuring No. 3… Favorite snacks to carry on his bag are nuts and dried fruits… His dreamed foursome will include Michael Phelps, Michael Jordan and Rafael Nadal… Favorite website is espn.com… His favorite professional team is Nacional de Medellin from the Colombian Football League (soccer)… His favorite TV show is “Suits” and his favorite movie “Behind Enemy Lines”… Favorite book is Open by Andre Agassi… His favorite vacation spot is Utah during the winter season… Favorite app is Instagram… Bucket list includes winning the Masters and going to Bora Bora… Favorite charity is the Club Campestre Medellin’s Caddie Foundation.

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