José Manuel Lara

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José Manuel Lara
KLM 2009 José Manuel Lara.JPG
At the 2009 Dutch Open
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Lara
Born (1977-05-21) 21 May 1977 (age 39)
Valencia, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb; 13.7 st)
Nationality  Spain
Residence Valencia, Spain
Turned professional 1997
Current tour(s) Challenge Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2009
The Open Championship CUT: 2010
PGA Championship DNP

José Manuel Lara (born 21 May 1977) is a Spanish professional golfer.

Lara was born in Valencia, Spain. He turned professional in 1997, and has competed on the European Tour since 2001, having finished 11th in the previous seasons Challenge Tour rankings. From 2003 to 2012, he maintained his tour card by finishing inside the top 115 on the Order of Merit, with a best of 30th place in 2006. However, after a poor 2013 season in which he only made 7 cuts from 29 tour events, he finished 154th on the money list and failed to regain his card at Q-School.

Lara claimed his first European Tour victory at the Hong Kong Open in November 2006.[1] He has featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1996 European Junior Amateur Championship, Spanish Amateur Open Championship

Professional wins (5)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 19 Nov 2006
(2007 season)
UBS Hong Kong Open
(co-sanctioned by Asian Tour)
−15 (64-66-66-69=265) 1 stroke Philippines Juvic Pagunsan
2 19 Sep 2010 Austrian Golf Open −17 (66-71-70-64=271) Playoff England David Lynn

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2010 Austrian Golf Open England David Lynn Won with par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 13 Sep 1998 Warsaw Golf Open −11 (69-70-66-68=273) 2 strokes Sweden Raimo Sjöberg

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 2008 Peugeot Loewe Tour de Maioris
  • 2009 Peugeot Loewe Tour Golf Escorpión

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]




  1. ^ "Lara clinches first Tour victory". BBC Sport. 19 November 2006. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 

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