Guillermo Encina

Guillermo Encina (born 7 November 1951) is a Chilean professional golfer.

Guillermo Encina
Personal information
Born (1951-11-07) 7 November 1951 (age 69)
Santiago, Chile
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)
Nationality Chile
Career
Turned professional1975
Former tour(s)South African Tour
Canadian Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
European Senior Tour1
Other5

Encina was born in Santiago, Chile. He was taught the game by his father, the head greenskeeper at the Papudo Club in Chile, and turned professional in 1975. He won several tournaments in his home country, including the Chile Open five times, and spent time on the South African and Canadian tours and the pre-Asian Tour Asian circuit. He represented Chile at the World Cup four times.

After turning 50, Encina joined the European Seniors Tour. He made the top thirty on the Order of Merit each season from 2002 through 2006, with a highest ranking of sixth in 2003. He won his first European Seniors Tour event in 2006.

Professional wins (6)Edit

Other wins (5)Edit

European Senior Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 11 Jun 2006 Irvine Whitlock Seniors Classic −7 (72-71-66=209) 3 strokes   Rex Caldwell,   Simon Owen,
  Alan Tapie

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2006 AIB Irish Seniors Open   Jerry Bruner,   Stewart Ginn,
  Sam Torrance
Torrance won with eagle on second extra hole
Encina and Ginn eliminated by birdie on first hole

Team appearancesEdit

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