Nacho Elvira

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Nacho Elvira
Personal information
Full nameIgnacio Elvira Mijares
Born (1987-02-17) 17 February 1987 (age 31)
Madrid, Spain
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
Nationality Spain
Career
CollegeTexas A&M
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour4

Ignacio "Nacho" Elvira Mijares (born 17 February 1987) is a Spanish professional golfer.

Elvira played college golf at Texas A&M University where he won one event and was a two-time All-American.[1]

Elvira played on the Challenge Tour in 2012 and 2013, finishing 104th and then 14th. He won his first title in 2013 at The Foshan Open in China.[2]

After a mediocre 2014 European Tour season in which he finished 121st, he returned to the Challenge Tour for 2015, where he won three times to earn an immediate return to the European Tour. In 2016, he lost a playoff at the Trophée Hassan II to Wang Jeung-hun.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

Challenge Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 20 Oct 2013 The Foshan Open −14 (68-68-66-72=274) 1 stroke England Tyrrell Hatton, India Shiv Kapur,
England Sam Walker
2 25 Apr 2015 Challenge de Madrid −21 (66-68-66-67=267) 4 strokes Portugal Ricardo Gouveia, Republic of Ireland Ruaidhri McGee
3 24 May 2015 Kärnten Golf Open −21 (64-67-67-65=263) 1 stroke Sweden Jens Dantorp
4 22 Aug 2015 Rolex Trophy −24 (63-65-69-67=264) 2 strokes Portugal Ricardo Gouveia

Playoff record[edit]

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2016 Trophée Hassan II South Korea Wang Jeung-hun Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas A&M Men's Golf – History/Records" (PDF). Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Elvira claims maiden win at Foshan Open". Miami Herald. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.

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