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Enrique Orellana

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Enrique Orellana (born c. 1936) is a retired Chilean professional golfer. Orellana had the distinction of being the only Chilean golfer in history to participate in the Masters Tournament (1964) until Matías Domínguez played in the tournament in 2015. Along with Martín Ureta and Hugo León, who played in the U.S. Open in 2007 and 2010, respectively, they are the only Chileans to ever play in a major golf championship. Toto Gana qualified for the 2017 Masters by winning the 2017 Latin America Amateur Championship, becoming the fifth Chilean to have qualified for a major golf championship.

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Orellana grew up son of the greenskeeper of Los Leones Golf Club in Santiago, Chile. His invitation to the Masters was a matter of talent combined with being in the right place at the right time. In addition to playing golf professionally, Orellana instructed golf classes at the club. One of his pupils was Argentine politician Guillermo Kelly. Kelly had played Augusta National Golf Club a week before the Masters in 1963. In November 1963, Kelly played Los Leones and was one player short of a foursome. He invited Orellana to complete the group. After nine holes of play, when Orellana was four shots under par, Kelly told Orellana, "I'm going to get you an invitation to the Masters." Kelly was friends with the president of Augusta National, Bobby Jones. In March 1964, Orellana received an envelope with an Augusta postmark containing the invitation.

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After finishing runner-up in the Masters Par 3 contest, Orellana missed the cut at the tournament. He noted that he had to adapt to playing with a larger golf ball than the "British ball" that was used in South America.

Orellana won the Chile Open in 1960 and 1963 and the inaugural Argentine Masters in 1961.

Team appearances

  • World Cup (representing Chile): 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968
  • References

    Enrique Orellana Wikipedia


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