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Tournament results: Venezuela Open

Results for the Venezuela Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2006
America
Gomez, Fabian
Valle Arriba GC
265 (-15)
US$11,700
Siemens

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Gomez, Fabian

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

US$11,700

Title sponsor

Siemens

Played as the Siemens Venezuela Open (June 1-4; Tour de las Americas event). Second-placed Miguel Guzmán (Arg) finished 2 shots behind Gómez (Arg). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1982
America
Lagunita CC
272 (-8)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rafferty, Ronan

Venue

Lagunita CC

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Venezuelan Open. Won by 18-year-old Rafferty (N.Ire), who recorded his first win as a professional. [Lagunita CC, nr Caracas, Venezuela].

1979
America
Lagunita CC
276 (-4)
$8,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Lagunita CC

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$8,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Venezuelan Open. Second-placed Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [Lagunita CC, nr Caracas, Venezuela].

1973
America
Valle Arriba GC
272 (-8)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

De Vicenzo, Roberto

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open. Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished in a tie for second place, 1 shot behind defending champion De Vicenzo (Arg). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1972
America
Valle Arriba GC
263 (-17)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

De Vicenzo, Roberto

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open. Second-placed John Cook (USA) finished 10 shots behind De Vicenzo (Arg). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1971
America
Valle Arriba GC
272 (-8)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Graham, David

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open. Second-placed Tommy Bolt (USA) finished 1 shot behind Graham (Aus). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1969
America
Townsend, Peter
Valle Arriba GC
276 (-4)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Townsend, Peter

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open. Townsend (Eng) beat Ramon Munoz (Ven) with a birdie three at the first playoff hole. [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1968
America
Weaver, Bert
Valle Arriba GC
269 (-11)
$4,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Weaver, Bert

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open. Second-placed Wes Ellis (USA) finished 1 shot behind Weaver (USA). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1966
America
Valle Arriba GC
276 (-4)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall, Art Jr

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Wes Ellis (USA) and Dean Refram (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wall (USA). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1965
America
Besselink, Al
Valle Arriba GC
275 (-5)
$2,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Besselink, Al

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open (in Nov 1965; the second of two Caracas Opens that year). Second-placed Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Besselink (USA). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1965
America
Besselink, Al
Valle Arriba GC
273 (-7)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Besselink, Al

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open (in Feb 1965; the first of two Caracas Opens that year). Second-placed Wes Ellis (USA) finished 3 shots behind Besselink (USA). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1964
America
Valle Arriba GC
277 (-3)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knudson, George

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

277 (-3)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Ramon Sota (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Knudson (Can). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1963
America
Valle Arriba GC
275 (-5)
$1,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall, Art Jr

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$1,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open. Second-placed George Knudson (Can) finished 2 shots behind Wall (USA). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1962
America
Valle Arriba GC
278 (-2)
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geiberger, Al

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open (Caribbean tour event). Won by Geiberger (USA) by 1 shot. [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1961
America
Whitt, Don
Valle Arriba GC
272 (-8)
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitt, Don

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open (for the first time since 1957) (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Joe Moore (USA) finished 8 shots behind Whitt (USA). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1957
America
Caracas CC
277 (-7)
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Van Donck, Flory

Venue

Caracas CC

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Caracas Open (in Feb 1957; the first of two Caracas Opens that year) (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) and Joe Conrad (USA) finished 1 shot behind Van Donck (Belg). [Caracas CC, Caracas, Venezuela].

1957
America
Besselink, Al
Valle Arriba GC
279 (-1)
$4,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Besselink, Al

Venue

Valle Arriba GC

Score

279 (-1)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caracas Open (in Nov 1957; the second of two Caracas Opens that year). (Not played again until 1961). Besselink (USA) beat Bob Rosburg (USA) with a birdie three at the first playoff hole. [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].

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