Who's who: Ramón Sota

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Who's who: Ramón Sota

  • Name:

    Ramón Sota
  • Country:

    Spain
  • Lived:

    [1938-2012]. Born on April 23, 1938 in Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain. Died on Aug 28, 2012 in Pedreña (aged 74).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Royal Pedreña GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and golf instructor.
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1955

Roll of Honour

Total professional wins (16), including at least 10 were on the professional European circuit. He won his home country Spanish Open in 1963, and the Spanish Professionals Championship on four occasions (1956, '59, 60, 61).

Did you know?

Ramón Sota, together with brothers Ángel and Sebastián Miguel, is respected as one of the pioneers of modern professional golf in Spain. He was the maternal uncle of Spain's most renowned golfer, Seve Ballesteros.

Top tournaments won by Ramón Sota

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Score

277

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dutch Open (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 6 shots behind Sota (Esp), who recorded his second win in this event. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Score

290 (+2)

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Algarve Open (March 18-20). Second-placed Ronnie Shade (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Ramón Sota (Esp). [Vale do Lobo GC, nr Almancil, Algarve, Portugal].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Score

282

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Italian Open (for the first time since 1960). Won by Ramon Sota (Esp). [Garlenda GC, Garlenda, nr Albenga].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Venue

Estoril

Score

274 (-2)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Open. Won by defending champion Ramón Sota (Esp), who recorded his third win in this event. [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Madrid Open. Won by Ramon Sota (Esp). [Club Jarama R.A.C.E., San Sebastian de los Reyes, nr Madrid].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Venue

Estoril

Score

270 (-6)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Open. Won by Ramón Sota (Esp), who recorded his second win in this event. [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Puerto Rico Open (Nov 17-20). Second-placed Bill Collins (USA) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Ramón Sota (Esp). [East course, TPC Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico; at the time known as Dorado Beach Resort].].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Score

276

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dutch Open. Second-placed Allan Henning (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Sota (Esp). [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].

1965
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
268
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

268

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France. Second-placed Cobie Le Grange (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Sota (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Venue

Gavea

Score

268

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Ramon Sota (Esp) beat Billy Casper (USA) in a sudden-death playoff. [Gavea GC, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Score

287

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spanish Open. Won by Ramon Sota (Esp). [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, El Prat de Llobregat, nr Barcelona Airport. Club now located in Terrassa, nr Barcelona].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sota, Ramon

Venue

Estoril

Score

204 (-3)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Open. Ramón Sota (Esp) recorded the first of his three wins in this event. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].

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