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Luis Carbonetti

  • Birthplace: Cordoba, Argentina
  • Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Birthdate: April 23, 1953
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 1984
  • Eligibility Code: 20

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Player Notes

Did not turn professional until he was 31 years old. Built upon a fabulous debut season on the European Seniors Tour by winning the Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic and finishing second three times during 2005. Featured in the Top-10 a further four times en route to fourth place on the Order of Merit. Played on the Champions Tour in 2003 but did not make an impression there and decided to join brother, Horacio, on the European Seniors Tour in 2004, winning on two occasions. . .Horacio joins his brother in the Senior PGA Championship field. . . The first triumph was in the Digicel Jamaica Classic, in association with Sony Ericsson, and the second in the Bovis Lend Lease European Senior Masters in September. . .Defeated Australian Terry Gale in a sudden-death playoff in Jamaica and showed great character in the latter tournament when he won despite the pressure of being paired with Scotland’s Sam Torrance in the final group on Sunday. A regular on The European Tour between 1986 and 1991, his best year came in 1989 when he finished 66th on the Order of Merit, thanks to seventh place finishes in both the Lancia Italian Open and the Torras Monte Carlo Open. A lover of Bond movies, proved he has a ‘golden eye’ of his own with six career holes-in-one in competition. Earned fully-exempt status on the 2003 Champions Tour after T-5 at the National Qualifying Tournament in the fall. Played steady golf for 72 holes at World Woods GC and finished at 9-under 279, tied with David Eger, Dave Barr and Mark Pfeil. . . Advanced to the finals by virtue of a T-6 performance (1-under 287) at the Champions Tour regional qualifier at Metrowest CC in Orlando, FL. Luis also trailed Horacio on the Order of Merit after finishing the season three places behind his elder sibling in tenth place. Amassed six Top-10s with his best performances being a runner-up finish behind Sam Torrance at the PGA Seniors Championship and third place at the Arcapita Seniors Tour Championship. Won his third title in 2005 at the Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic, a result which helped him to a career high of fourth on the Order of Merit.

Career Victories

European Seniors Tour
3 - 2004 Digicel Jamaica Classic, Bovis Lend Lease European Senior Masters, 2005 Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic.

Other
1985 Cordoba Open, Tucuman Open. 1986 Cordoba Open. 1990 Las Rocas Open. 1993 Rosario Open. 2000 Tucuman Open.

Career Summary

2003 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered -15; top 10 finishes -0; scoring average - 73.04 (ranked 78th); money - $43,045 (ranked 105th); best finish - T-38th Farmers Charity Classic.

2004 PGA Seniors PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; Top-10 finishes - 10; money - ˘176,009 (ranked 8th); Winner, Digicel Jamaica Classic, Bovis Lend Lease European Senior Masters.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 2; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 73.13 (ranked N/A); money - $48,336 (ranked 97th); best finish - T-14th Senior PGA Championship.

2005 PGA Seniors PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - ˘199,4129 (ranked 4th); Winner, Tobago Plantations Senior Classic.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 2; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 74.83 (ranked N/A); money - $7,955 (ranked 147th); best finish - T47th Senior British Open.

2006 PGA Seniors PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - ˘199,4129 (ranked 4th); best finish -2nd Senior PGA Championship.

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