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Brasil Classic features 18 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica members

The Tour's fifth event of the 2013 season features 11 Brazilians and a total of 25 Latin American players

The Sao Paulo Golf Club is hosting the fifth event of the Tour season this week in Brazil.

Sao Paulo, Brazil (April 3, 2013) – A total of 18 current PGA TOUR Latinoamérica members will be starting on the Tour’s Brasil Classic presented by HSBC. The US $675,000 tournament features a field of 144 players from 17 countries and is all set to begin tomorrow at the Sao Paulo Golf Club.

In addition to “Los Cinco” – the players who finished the 2012 season on the Order of Merit’s top 5 spots – the list of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica members on this field includes 2013 event winners Ted Purdy (55th Abierto Mexicano de Golf) and Manuel Villegas (TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open).

Purdy, Villegas and Jorge Fernández-Valdés make it three out of the five players currently ranked as “Los Cinco” on the 2013 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Order of Merit who have made it to Sao Paulo.

The following are PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s members on the field:

Alfredo Adrián (Venezuela), Benjamín Alvarado (Chile), Ariel Cañete (Argentina) *, Miguel Carballo (Argentina), Clodomiro Carranza (Argentina) *, Tommy Cocha (Argentina) *, Jorge Fernández-Valdés (Argentina), Andrés Echavarría (Colombia), Ronaldo Francisco (Brazil), Carlos Franco (Paraguay), Oscar Fraustro (Mexico) *, Dustin Garza (USA), Philippe Gasnier (Brazil), Odair Lima (Brazil), Matías O’Curry (Argentina) *, Ted Purdy (USA) *, Daniel Stapff (Brazil) and Manuel Villegas (Colombia) *.

* PGA TOUR Latinoamérica champions

The following are seven other Latin American players on the field:

Erik Andersson (Brazil), Cristian Barcelos (AM-Brazil), Rafael Barcellos (Brazil), Rafael Becker (AM-Brazil), Camilo Benedetti (Colombia), Rafael Echenique (Argentina), Lucas Lee (Brazil), Fernando Mechereffe (Brazil) and Alex Rocha (Brazil)

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