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Colombian Open

Colombian Open
Tournament information
Location  Colombia
Established 1945
Course(s) Club Campestre de Pereira
Tour(s) PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Format Stroke play
Prize fund US$150,000
Month played May
Tournament record score
Aggregate 262 Jerry Pate (1981)
Gustavo Mendoza (1997)
To par –26 (as above)
Current champion
United States Timothy O'Neal

The Colombian Open, or Abierto de Colombia, is a golf tournament on the Colombian Tour that was first played in 1945. It has also on occasion been an event on the Tour de las Americas.

In 1956, the Colombian Open was the first victory as a professional for seven time major winner Arnold Palmer. In 2001, Camilo Villegas won a record fifth consecutive amateur prize, at the same time becoming only the second amateur to take the overall title.

Winners

Year Venue Winner[1][2] Score Runner(s)-up
2013 Club Campestre de Pereira United States Timothy O'Neal 268 (–16) Mexico Oscar Serna
2012 El Rincón de Cajicá Argentina Matías O'Curry 279 (–9) Colombia Andres Echavarria, Argentina Nelson Ledesma
2011 Club Campestre de Cali Colombia Alvaro Jose Arizabaleta 275 (–9) Colombia Manuel Villegas
2010 Club Campestre Guaymaral Argentina Julián Etulain 267 (–21) Argentina Rodolfo González, Colombia David Vanegas
2009 Country Club de Barranquilla Argentina Daniel Barbetti 279 (–9) Argentina Paulo Pinto
2008 Los Lagartos Colombia Manuel Villegas 272 (–8) Argentina Rafael Gómez, Argentina Clodomiro Carranza
2007 El Rincón de Cajicá Colombia Diego Vanegas 292 (+4)PO Colombia Jose Garrido
2006 Club Campestre de Cali Colombia Manuel José Merizalde 280 (–4) Colombia Alvaro Pinedo
2005 Club Campestre de Guaymaral Colombia Jesús Amaya 282 (–6) Colombia Luis Zapata
2004 Lagos de Caujaral Colombia Jesús Amaya 203 (–13) Colombia Angel Romero
2003 Pueblo Viejo Country Club Colombia Mario Julián Hurtado 277 (–11) Colombia Jesús Amaya, Colombia Gustavo Mendoza
2002 Club Campestre de Guaymaral Colombia Gustavo Mendoza 275 (–13)PO Colombia Jesús Amaya
2001 Club Campestre de Pereira Colombia Camilo Villegas (a) 270 (–14) Colombia Jesús Amaya
2000 Country Club de Bogotá Colombia Rafael Romero 279 (–9)
1999 Club Farallones Colombia Rigoberto Velásquez 286 (–2)
1998 Hato Grande Argentina Miguel Guzmán 271 (–17) Argentina Rafael Gómez, Paraguay Angel Franco
1997 Club Campestre de Bucaramanga Colombia Gustavo Mendoza 262 (–26)
1996 San Andrés Canada Arden Knoll 272 (–16)PO
1995 Club Campestre de Cali Colombia José Lisandro Gómez 287 (+3)
1994 La Sabana Colombia Ángel Romero 276 (–8)
1993 El Rodeo Colombia Jesús Amaya 276 (–12)
1992 Country Club de Bogotá Argentina Armando Saavedra 278 (–10)
1991 Condominio Campestre El Peñón Chile Roy Mackenzie 290 (+2)
1990 Country Club de Barranquilla Peru Miguel Tola 285 (–3)
1989 El Rincón de Cajicá Colombia Luis Alfredo Puerto 288 (E)PO
1988 Club Campestre de Cali Colombia Liborio Zapata 285 (+1)
1987 San Andrés Colombia José Lisandro Gómez 286 (–2)
1986 Club Campestre de Bucaramanga Colombia Rigoberto Velásquez 284 (–4)
1985 Carmel Club Colombia Luis Alfredo Puerto 277 (–3)
1984 Club Farallones Colombia Rogelio González 290 (–2)
1983 Los Lagartos Colombia Víctor Blanco 205 (–11)
1982 No tournament
1981 Los Lagartos United States Jerry Pate 262 (–26)
1980 Country Club de Bogotá West Germany Bernhard Langer 279 (–9)
1979 Club Campestre de Cali Scotland Sam Torrance 273 (–11)
1978 Los Arrayanes Colombia Alberto Rivadeneira 275 (–13)
1977 El Rodeo Macarena United States Phil Hancock 272 (–16)
1976 Los Lagartos Colombia Rogelio González 283 (–5)
1975 Lagos de Cuajaral England Peter Butler 291 (+3)
1974 Club Campestre de Pereira Colombia Heraclio Valenzuela 279
1973 Carmel Club Colombia Alfonso Bohórquez 274
1972 El Rodeo Colombia Diego Correa (a) 281
1971 Country Club de Bogotá United States Bert Greene 274
1970 Club Campestre de Cali Colombia Alberto Rivadeneira 288
1969 San Andrés Colombia Rogelio González 281
1968 Club Campestre de Bucaramanga Colombia Rogelio González 283
1967 Country Club de Bogotá Colombia Rogelio González 285
1966 Country Club de Barranquilla Colombia Pedro P. García 295
1965 No tournament
1964 No tournament
1963 Country Club de Barranquilla Puerto Rico Juan "Chi-Chi" Rodríguez 287
1962 El Rodeo Argentina Miguel J. Sala 280
1961 El Rodeo Argentina Roberto de Vicenzo 277
1960 Club Campestre de Cali United States Bob Watson 285
1959 Club Campestre de Cali United States Pete Cooper 283
1958 Country Club de Bogotá Argentina Leopoldo Ruiz 287
1957 San Andrés United States Doug Sanders 269
1956 Club Campestre de Cali United States Arnold Palmer 280
1955 Los Lagartos Argentina Esteban Sorolla 284
1954 Los Lagartos Argentina Pablo Molina 286
1953 Country Club de Bogotá Argentina Miguel J. Sala 287
1952 Country Club de Bogotá United States Al Besselink 281
1951 Club Campestre de Cali Colombia Raúl Posse 286
1950 Country Club de Barranquilla Colombia Raúl Posse 296
1949 San Andrés Argentina Alberto Serra 301
1948 Country Club de Medellin Argentina Pedro Valdi 275
1947 Country Club de Bogotá Argentina Pedro Valdi 282
1946 Club Campestre de Cali Colombia Raúl Posse 284
1945 Country Club de Bogotá Argentina Guillermo Felice 397

PO – Won following playoff
(a) – Amateur

References

External links

  • Federación Colombiana de Golf – official site
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