Jorge Ledesma

Jorge Carlos Ledesma (14 September 1932 — 12 October 2001) was an Argentine amateur golfer. He is the brother of Pedro Ledesma, who is also an accomplished golfer.

Jorge Ledesma
Jorge Ledesma (1963).jpg
Personal information
Full nameJorge Carlos Ledesma
Born(1932-09-14)14 September 1932
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died12 October 2001(2001-10-12) (aged 69)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentina
ResidenceMar del Plata
Career
StatusAmateur
Professional wins2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1963[1]
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Ledesma is known as one of the best amateur golfers in Argentina, being one of only 11 Argentinian golfers, and along with Juan Segura, the only two amateurs, to have played in the Masters Tournament.[2] He also played in the U.S. Amateur.

Ledesma was born in Buenos Aires in 1932. He was raised in Mar del Plata, and developed his golfing skills at the Mar del Plata Golf Club beginning at age eight.[3] He won the Argentine Open in 1963 ahead of Roberto De Vicenzo, and came in third the following year, while he also claimed the amateur title at the tournament on nine occasions between 1955 and 1976, including five in a row from 1960.[4] He won Argentine Amateur Championship three times, in 1959, 1966 and 1967, and also finished second in 1962, 1963, and 1974.

Internationally, Ledesma won the 1956 Viña del mar Open in Chile, and finished second in the Brazil Open in 1967.

Ledesma died in Buenos Aires in 2001, at age 69.[5]

Amateur wins (52)Edit

Professional wins (2)Edit

* Both wins achieved as an amateur.

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

  • Eisenhower Trophy (7): 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1968, 1970, 1974[6]
  • South American Cup (Los Andes Cup) (15): 1955(w), 1956(w), 1957(w), 1959(w), 1961(runner up), 1962(w), 1963(runner up), 1964(runner up), 1965(w), 1966(w), 1967(w), 1968, 1969(w), 1973(w), 1979
  • Vigil Cup (Argentina): 1959-1982, team winner (10): 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1978, 1980, individual winner (5): 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1967.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brenner, Morgan G.The majors of golf p543
  2. ^ Golf club sees future in nurturing its caddies
  3. ^ "Jorge Ledesma, campeón del Abierto de la República de 1963".
  4. ^ El 104° Abierto de la República, historia y tradición en el golf mundial Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Adiós a un Jorge Ledesma". La Capital.
  6. ^ Eisenhower Trophy record