Collecting his third consecutive top-12 finish, Ledesma improved his season earnings to $40,075 dollars to claim the lead on the race to move up to the Web.com Tour in 2018. “That top spot is what all of us are pursuing all the time. I know I’m working better than ever. I’m surrounded by a great team and I believe they have a lot to do with this,” he said.
Enriching this special occasion, Ledesma was grateful to have his family watching from outside the ropes. His parents David and Olga, his younger brother Leonardo, his wife Eliana, and his 20-month old son Lorenzo, made the 310-mile car ride from Tucuman early in the day.
“I think they left at 5 a.m. and it took them about six or seven hours to get here. Two weeks ago, my father told me that he would make the trip if I was in contention entering the weekend and his timing couldn’t be better. They arrived ten minutes before I teed off and that filled me with joy,” he added with a huge smile.
Following this thrilling week at the fifth event of the season, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will take a week off before heading to Costa Rica for the inaugural Essential Costa Rica Classic. This new event will be played at Reserva Conchal in the province of Guanacaste, May 1-7.
ABOUT THE CHAMPION:
Born on July 25, 1990 Ledesma collected this victory at the age of 26 years, 8 months, 29 days.
Nelson Ledesma recorded one eagle, 17 birdies and ten birdies to win this event.
He was making his 78th official start PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, a Tour he joined for the inaugural season in 2012.
The victory in Cordoba was his 13th top-10 on Tour. His record includes three runner-up finishes and a solo third.
This was his sixth career title as a professional. Previous five wins in Argentina include the Dev Series’ 2014 Abierto del Sur in Mar del Plata.
He became the 13th Argentine player to win on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Those players combine for 23 wins in 82 official events.
The following are the Argentine winners on Tour (number of wins): Julián Etulain (3), Tommy Cocha (3), Fabián Gómez (3), Jorge Fernández Valdés (3), Ariel Cañete (2), Ángel Cabrera (2), Matías O’Curry (1), Clodomiro Carranza (1), Alan Wagner (1), Sebastián Fernández (1), Emiliano Grillo (1), Augusto Núñez (1) and Nelson Ledesma (1).