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Jhonattan Vegas

VenezuelaVenezuela

Start Position
14
Current Position
To Par: +6
Total Strokes: 70 - 68 - 74 - 74 : 286
T37   T51
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Maturin, Venezuela
  • Residence: Austin, TX
  • Age: 26
  • Turned Pro: 2008

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$26,483 ()

2010 Nationwide Tour Best Finishes

2-- South Georgia Classic Pres'd by First State Bank and Trust Company.

PGA TOUR Best Round

67 at Round 2, Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.

Nationwide Tour Highlights

Received a sponsor exemption into the Puerto Rico Open, where he finished T24 in only his third career PGA TOUR start. In his fourth career Nationwide Tour start, at the South Georgia Classic, he finished second, one stroke back of Ewan Porter-his career best finish.

Career Best Nationwide Tour Finishes

2-- South Georgia Classic Pres'd by First State Bank and Trust Company.

Other Information

Ended his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour at No. 63 on the money list. Made the cut in 10 of 18 starts, with a pair of top-10 finishes. Put his name in the record book when he posted a 7-under 28 in the second round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am. Carded a 64 on the day and went on to finish T25 in South Carolina. Led or held or a share of the lead in the first three rounds of Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open before carding a 3-over 74 in the final round to finish T4. It was his first career top-10 performance. Posted four sub-par scores to finish T7 at the Utah Championship. Skipped the Albertsons Boise Open and the WNB Golf Classic in September to play in the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup qualifier in his home country of Venezuela. Partnered with Alfredo Adrian and finished second to earn a spot in the 28-team field in China. In Dongguan, China, Venezuela finished T12 at the team event...He had never played in a Nationwide Tour event prior to 2009...Qualified for the 2003 Shell Houston Open but missed the cut. Turned pro in October 2008 and was the low Monday qualifier for the Valero Texas Open, where he posted four rounds in the 60s and finished T36. Four-year letterman at the University of Texas. Won the Venezuela National Amateur in 2006. Advanced to the semifinals of the 2007 U.S. Amateur at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, winning four matches, before falling (4 and 3) to eventual champion Colt Knost...Was a top junior in Venezuela when he left for the United States in 2002...Knew very little English when he initially arrived in Houston. Picked up the game by playing with a broomstick and a rock. Eventually began playing at a nine-hole course near his home built for oil-camp employees.. His coach, Franci Betancourt, was a a three-time World Cup participant for Venezuela in 1966, 1968 and 1975...His brother Julio plays on the University of Texas golf team.