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Name: - Carlos Franco
Country: - Paraguay
Born : - May 24, 1965
Original Home/Club: - Asuncion
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1986

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Multiple US Tour and international tour winner. (See Tournament listings).


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International golfer who plays mainly on the US Tour.


Top tournaments won by Carlos Franco

2017Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Big Cedar Lodge93 (-15)$232,500
Played as the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (Apr 21-23; 54-hole, two-man alternate shot & better-ball team event). Second-placed Jeff Sluman & Fred Funk, Corey Pavin & Duffy Waldorf and Paul Goydos & Kevin Sutherland (all USA players) finished 1 shot behind Carlos Franco (Para) & Vijay Singh (Fiji). Event reduced to 36-holes due to bad weather, and both rounds played on the Top of the Rock par-3 course. [Top of the Rock, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri].
2016Snr AmericaShaw Charity ClassicCanyon Meadows192 (-18)$352,000
Played as the Shaw Charity Classic (Sept 2-4). Second-placed Michael Allen (USA) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour Champions winner Franco (Para), who recorded a final round 63 to clinch victory. [Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta].
2004Men AmericaGtr Milwaukee OpenBrown Deer Park267 (-13)$630,000
Played as the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee (July 22-25). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) and Brett Quigley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Franco (Par). [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
2003Men AmericaBrazil OpenSao Fernando GC281 (-3)US$18,000
Played as the Trump Aberto do Brasil (Brazil Open) (Nov 27-30; Tr de las Américas event). Defending champion Carlos Franco (Para) beat Eduardo Argiro (Arg) at the second playoff hole. [Sao Fernando GC, Cotia, nr Sao Paulo].
2001Men AmericaBrazil OpenSao Paulo GC273 (-11)$18,000
Played as the Chevrolet Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil) (Nov 29-Dec 2; Tour de las Américas event). Second-placed Michael Guzman (Arg) finished 4 shots behind Franco (Para). [Sao Paulo GC, Santo Amoro, Sao Paulo, Brazil].
2000Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicEnglish Turn270 (-18)$612,000
Played as the Compaq Classic of New Orleans (May 4-7). Defending champion Franco (Para) beat Blaine McCallister (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].
2000Men AmericaParaguay Open
Played as the Paraguay Open (Abierto del Paraguay). Won by Franco (Para).
1999Men AmericaGtr Milwaukee OpenBrown Deer Park264 (-16)$414,000
Played as the Gtr Milwaukee Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) finished 2 shots behind Franco (Par). [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
1999Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicEnglish Turn269 (-19)$468,000
Played as the Compaq Classic of New Orleans (May 6-9). Second-placed Harrison Frazar (USA) and Steve Flesch (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Franco (Para). [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].
1999Men AwardsRookie of Yr - PGA Tr$1,864,584see Score
Franco (Para) won the PGA Tour 1999 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 11th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,864,584. The first PGA Tour player to exceed $1 million in his rookie year.
1994Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Asian Tr827 pts
Franco (Para) won the Asia Golf Circuit 1994 Order of Merit, accumulating 827 pts from Asia's top 10 professional events. Brandt Jobe (USA) was second with 708 pts; Jim Rutledge (Can) was third with 686 pts.
1994Men AsiaPhilippine OpenManila Southwoods280 (-8)US$51,646
Played as the Manila Southwoods Philippine Open (Asian Tr event). Franco (Para) beat Sang-ho Choi (S Kor) at the first playoff hole. [Masters course, Manila Southwoods G&CC, Carmona, nr Manila, Philippines].
1992Men AmericaParaguay Open
Played as the Paraguay Open (Abierto del Paraguay). Won by Franco (Para).
1985Men AmericaChile Open
Played as the Chile Open (Abierto de Chile). Won by Franco (Para).

 

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