GGGA pro Rodolfo Cazauban wins European Tour Q School First Stage

GGGA pro Rodolfo Cazauban wins European Tour School First StageGGGA pro Rodolfo Cazauban is making his transition from collegiate to professional golf appear seamless.

Cazauban, who just finished up his senior year at University of North Texas in May, inched one step closer to becoming just the second player from Mexico to qualify for the European Tour. A 5-under 67 Friday in the final round earned Cazauban top honors at Ebreichsdorf Golf Club at European Tour Q School First Stage Section A at 20-under-par 268, which was good for a three-shot cushion.

In all, in combination with the other qualifying site for Section A at The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course in Scotland, 43 players advanced to the second stage set to take place the first week of November in Spain all leading up to the Final Stage at PGA Catalunya Resort.

Cazauban, who attended the Post Graduate Program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy and still works with the GGGA Team, was an All-American at North Texas following a stellar senior season. Three victories and seven top 10s earned Cazauban an honorable mention as well as his fourth straight Sun Belt All-Conference Team recognition.

Prior to heading to Austria for qualifying, Cazauban spent the week working with his coach at GGGA, Txema Sanchez on his game plan, much of which included discussing strategy and work on his short game.

“It’s a great accomplishment for Rodolfo, and I’m really happy for him that he moved through,” said Sanchez, who has coached Rodolfo since his days as a junior at GGGA. “The process is just beginning though. We’ll beginning working right away next week so that he can manage his expectations and continue to build confidence in pursuit of his professional career.”

Rodolfo will next attended qualifying for the Tour next week before heading to Spain for the European Tour Second Stage.