For GGGA student Rodolfo Cazaubón, it was only a matter of time.
Cazaubón notched his first career PGA Tour Latin America victory Sunday at the Lexus Panama Classic presented by World Jewelry Hub.
The 25-year-old from Tampico became the 5th player from Mexico to win on tour after a 3-under 69 secured the title at Buenaventura Golf Club. Cazaubón finished the week at 12-under 276, making birdies on Nos. 12 and 16 to win by two and move up to No. 2 on the money list behind fellow GGGA student Tommy Cocha.
“Last year, my first year on Tour, helped me mature and adjust to competing at this level,” Cazaubon said. “I knew this was coming because I started the year really well and I was feeling quite comfortable on the golf course. I have been striking the ball really well. I think it was a matter of time and here we are.”
Cazaubon and Cocha have combined to win three of the first four events on the 2015 PGA TOUR LA season and currently sit at Nos. 1 and 2 on the money list.
Before turning pro in 2013 after playing at the University of North Texas, Cazaubon was a student in the Post Graduate Program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy.
Cazaubon has been knocking on the door to victory several times in his short career as a pro and has experience winning medalist honors at both PGA Tour Latin America and the European Tour during qualifying stages.
“I’m really happy for him to grab his first win on PGA TOUR LA”, said Txema Sanchez Director of Player Development at GGGA and Cazaubon’s coach since his days as a junior. “He’s been so close several times. We keep saying to stay focused on managing himself and his expectations and the wins will come. He has tons of talent. The results will definitely come.”