Ariel Cañete

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Ariel Cañete
Personal information
Full name Ariel Cañete
Born (1975-02-07) 7 February 1975 (age 42)
Santa Teresita, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Nationality  Argentina
Residence Santa Teresita, Argentina
Spouse Lorena
Children Mia
Career
Turned professional 1995
Current tour(s) Web.com Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Sunshine Tour 1
Other 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T39: 2008
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Order of Merit winner
2012

Ariel Cañete (born 7 February 1975) is an Argentine professional golfer.

Cañete was born in Santa Teresita, Buenos Aires. He turned professional in 1995.

Having competed on the local Argentine Tour, and the Tour de las Américas earlier in his career, in 2002 Cañete began playing on the Challenge Tour, Europe's second tier development tour. He finished high enough in the end of season rankings in 2005 to gain a place on the main European Tour. He finished the 2006 season in 143rd position on the Order of Merit, which was not enough to secure full playing rights for 2007. Having played in two Challenge Tour events in Latin America, he was given an invite to the European Tour's Joburg Open, and he made the most of the opportunity by claiming the title, and with it a two-year exemption on the tour.

After his European Tour victory, Cañete also played events on the Sunshine Tour, Challenge Tour, and Asian Tour with little success; he had two top ten European Tour finishes from 2008 to 2011. He later found stability in Latin America and earned his first professional win since 2007 at the 2012 TransAmerican Power Products Open of PGA Tour Latinoamérica. Later in the 2012 season he picked up his second victory on PGA Tour Latinoamérica when he won the Olivos Golf Classic-Copa Personal. Cañete won the PGA Tour Latinoamérica Order of Merit in 2012 and earned promotion to the Web.com Tour for 2013; Cañete was fully exempt on the Web.com Tour as a result of winning the Order of Merit. It is his second time on the Web.com Tour; he played in seven events and made one cut (T35 at the Inland Empire Open) during the 1996 season of what was then the Nike Tour.

Cañete has played in one major, the 2008 Open Championship. He finished T39 after earning entry through a qualifying tournament.

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

  • 1992 South American Cup (Los Andes Cup)
  • 1993 South American Cup (Los Andes Cup), Center Open (Arg)
  • 1994 South American Cup (Los Andes Cup)

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 14 Jan 2007 Joburg Open
(co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour)
−19 (66-68-65-67=266) 2 strokes South Africa Andrew McLardy

Sunshine Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 14 Jan 2007 Joburg Open
(co-sanctioned with the European Tour)
−19 (66-68-65-67=266) 2 strokes South Africa Andrew McLardy

PGA Tour Latinoamérica wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up Ref
1 16 Sep 2012 TransAmerican Power Products Open −18 (68-67-67-68=270) 2 strokes Argentina Tommy Cocha [1]
2 19 Dec 2012 Olivos Golf Classic-Copa Personal −9 (71-70-67-67=275) 2 strokes Argentina Clodomiro Carranza, Argentina José Cóceres [2]

Other wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2008
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T39
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PGA Tour Latinoamérica – TransAmerican Power Products Open, presentado por Corona – 2012 Leaderboard". PGA Tour. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "2012 Leaderboard – Olivos Golf Classic-Copa Personal". PGA Tour. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 

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