Wednesday February 15, 2012Former Gator Andres Echavarria to Compete in First Two Nationwide Tour Events of 2012
Former University of Florida All-American Andres Echavarria will compete in the first two Nationwide Tour events of the 2012 season, the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship presented by Samsung and the Panama Claro Championship.
Echavarria, who will be competing in his first Nationwide Tour events as a professional, placed second at last seasons’ Chitimacha Louisiana Open while competing as an amateur.
The 2011 third-team All-American finished his UF career with three victories, including the SEC Individual Champion title during his senior campaign. He recorded eight top-20 finishes in nine tournaments as a senior and ranks 11th on the career-stroke average list with 73.19 in 86 rounds.
Ecahvarria is one of six former Gators in the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship field, joining Camilo Benedetti, Bubba Dickerson, Scott Dunlap, Billy Horschel and Manuel Villegas.