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Began playing golf at age seven after the encouragement of his uncle, Juan Serna, who was a head professional in a golf club in Mexico. . .Lists his biggest accomplishment in golf as representing Mexico in the 1993 World Cup. . .Has won more than 50 tournaments from 1979 to the present, while in the Mexican circuit. . .Competed this year in the Champions Tour Puerto Vallarta Golf Classic and the Mexican Tour. . .Last year, lost a playoff in Scottsdale, Ariz., for a berth in the U.S. Senior Open. . Has recorded nine holes-in-one, including one on a par-4; and has made two in competition. . .This week, his caddie will be his youngest son, Efren Jr., 19, who turned professional three months ago. . .Has two other sons, Oscar, 26, who has competed the past four years on the Nationwide Tour, and Antonio, 29, who competes on the Canadian Tour. . .Learned that he was the next alternate into the field, while preparing for a tournament this week in Acapulco.