Benjamín Alvarado

Benjamín Alvarado (born 2 September 1985) is a Chilean professional golfer.

Benjamín Alvarado
Personal information
Born (1985-09-02) 2 September 1985 (age 34)
Santiago, Chile
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Nationality Chile
ResidenceSantiago, Chile
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional2007
Current tour(s) Tour
Former tour(s)Tour de las Américas
Canadian Tour
Challenge Tour
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
PGA Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour1

Alvarado was born in Santiago, Chile. He played college golf at Arizona State University, earning All-American honors in 2006 and 2007.[1] He turned professional in 2007.

Alvarado has played on the Challenge Tour in 2008 and 2009; the Tour de las Américas, winning twice in 2011 and finishing second on the Order of Merit; the Canadian Tour, finishing third on the Order of Merit in 2011; PGA Tour Latinoamérica, finishing 23rd on the 2012 Order of Merit; and the Tour, winning the 2013 Brasil Classic to earn his tour card.[2] Alvarado is the first Chilean winner on the Tour and was a last-minute sponsor exemption for the Brazil event. He finished 11th on the 2013 Tour regular-season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card. Alvarado is the first Chilean to earn a PGA Tour card. In 2013–14, he made only one cut in six events, finished 240th on the FedEx Cup points list and lost his PGA Tour card.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 2001 South American Championship
  • 2002 Junior Orange Bowl

Professional wins (6)Edit Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 10 Apr 2013 Brasil Classic –19 (67-63-66-69=265) 1 stroke   Dawie van der Walt

Tour de las Américas wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 6 Mar 2011 Abierto de Chile –22 (66-67-66-67=266) 8 strokes   Mauricio Molina,   Sebastian Saavedra
2 29 May 2011 Toyota Peru Open –15 (69-70-65-69=273) 2 strokes   Julián Etulain

Other wins (3)Edit

  • 2003 Abierto de Chile (as an amateur)
  • 2007 Abierto Hacienda Chicureo (Chile)
  • 2008 Abierto Hacienda Chicureo (Chile)

Team appearancesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Arizona State Men's Golf All-Americans". Archived from the original on 6 April 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  2. ^ Chemycz, Joe (7 April 2013). "Alvarado wins Brasil Classic by one stroke". PGA Tour. Retrieved 8 April 2013.

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