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Rafael Echenique

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Full name  Rafael Echenique
Professional wins  6
Height  1.73 m
Nationality  Argentina
Other  4
Weight  72 kg

Children  Lara (b. 2000)
Name  Rafael Echenique
Residence  San Luis, Argentina
Turned professional  1999
Role  Golfer
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Born  18 October 1980 (age 35) San Luis, Argentina (1980-10-18)
Spouse  Marina Echenique (m. 2005)
Former tours  PGA European Tour, Challenge Tour

Current tours  PGA Tour Latinoamerica

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Rafael Echenique (born 18 October 1980) is an Argentine professional golfer.


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Echenique was born in San Luis, Argentina. He turned pro in 1999. Having failed to gain a place on the European Tour via the qualifying school on four occasions, Echenique finally won his card on the main tour by virtue of finishing seventh on the 2006 Challenge Tour, helped by a win in the Telia Challenge Waxholm in Sweden and was second in the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final. Later that year he won the biggest title of his career, the Argentine Open in his home country.

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Echenique's first year on the European Tour was highlighted by a second-place finish in the TCL Classic as he just did enough to retain his playing privileges for the following season. In 2008, a tie for fourth in the Celtic Manor Wales Open and seventh in the Omega European Masters, along with several other top twenty finishes, enabled him to sit more comfortably in 90th place on the Order of Merit. He was second in the 2000 Llao Llao Match Play, and the 2004 Argentine PGA Championship. He won the Argentine Amateur Rankings in 1997/98.

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Echenique achieved the biggest result of his career at the 2009 BMW International Open, finishing runner-up to Nick Dougherty. Moving through the field on the final day, Echenique carded a final-round 10-under-par 62, which included an albatross at the par-5 18th hole, contributing to a European Tour record back-nine score of 27.

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Amateur wins

  • 1997 Los Andes Cup
  • 1998 Center Open (Argentina), Junior World Championship (individual winner) (Japan)
  • Argentine wins (5)

  • 2001 Llao Llao Match Play
  • 2004 Salta Open
  • 2006 Argentine Open (co-sanctioned by Challenge Tour)
  • 2007 Mendoza Open
  • 2014 Bridgestone America's Golf Cup (with Emilio Dominguez)
  • Team appearances


  • Los Andes Cup: 1997 (winners)
  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Argentina): 1998
  • Professional

  • World Cup (representing Argentina): 2009
  • References

    Rafael Echenique Wikipedia