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Angel Franco

  • Birthplace: Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Residence: Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Birth Date: 05/31/1958
  • Age: 51
  • Height: 5' 8''
  • Eligibility Code: 15

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Career Summary

2008 PGA European Seniors Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 11; top ten finishes - 3; money - €106,700 (ranked 16th); best finish, T2nd, Jersey Seniors Classic and 2nd Russian Seniors Open. 2009 European Seniors Tour record: The Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters T29th 73-66-77=216 +3 €2,328.26. DGM Barbados Open 2nd 70-67-69=206 -10 €16,823.08. Son Gual Mallorca Senior Open T5th 71-72-68=211 -5 €12,120.00.

Player Notes

A fine rookie season on the Senior Tour included finishing runner up at both the Jersey Seniors Classic and the Russian Seniors Open after winning his card through Qualifying School. Also finished fourth in the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters en route to finishing 11th in the Order of Merit, only dropping out of the top ten after Sam Torrance’s win in the final event of the season. Captain of Paraguay's Alfred Dunhill and World Cup teams in 1991 and 1993. Led the South American Tour’s Order of Merit for four consecutive years, from 1989-92. Won the Paraguay Open on six occasions, as well as 20 other tournaments on the South American Tour. Won six National Opens (Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Paraguay), as well as 24 other events on the South American Tour. Was renowned as being a giant-killer in the Alfred Dunhill Cup, being the only man to beat John Daly over the Old Course in 1993, and Ernie Els in 1994. Bother Carlos has won on the PGA Tour.

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