CANADIAN - Abierto Internacional de Golf II Copa Antioquia
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DATES: Thursday, February 18th through Sunday, February 21st
SITE: Club Deportivo El Rodeo Sede La Macarena, Medellin, Colombia
COURSE ARCHITECT: Mark Mahanna and Jaime Saenz Botero (1972)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 6,792
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 351 Yds10 - Par 4 377 Yds
2 - Par 3 196 Yds11 - Par 3 195 Yds
3 - Par 4 345 Yds12 - Par 5 545 Yds
4 - Par 5 581 Yds13 - Par 3 223 Yds
5 - Par 4 407 Yds14 - Par 4 428 Yds
6 - Par 3 234 Yds15 - Par 4 487 Yds
7 - Par 4 441 Yds16 - Par 5 547 Yds
8 - Par 5 526 Yds17 - Par 3 171 Yds
9 - Par 4 386 Yds18 - Par 4 352 Yds
36 3,467 Yds35 3,325 Yds
Annual:  1st for Canadian Tour (2nd overall)
Television:  None
Defending champion:  Peter Gustafsson
Runner-up:  Daniel Altamirano
Total Purse:  $220,000
Shares:  1st Place - $35,000; 2nd Place - $20,000; 3rd Place - $10,000
2009 Finish
Peter Gustafsson272Alvaro Pinedo278
Daniel Altamirano273Julio Zapata278
Jesus Amaya275Eduardo Herrera280
David Vanegas277Manuel Merizalde280
Daniel Barbetti278Cesar Monasterio280
Past Abierto Internacional de Golf II Copa Antioquia Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2009Peter Gustafsson (272) -- Daniel Altamirano

Top Players in the Field
Derek Gillespie2 career Canadian Tour victories
Rafael GomezWon 2009 Sport Frances Open and Riviera Maya Open
Andres GonzalesWon 2009 Saskatchewan Open
Peter GustafssonWon this event in 2009 as part of Tour de las Americas
Josh HabigWon 2006 MTS Classic
Wes Heffernan4 wins on Canadian Tour, Won 2008 Players Cup
Daniel ImWon 2008 Riviera Maya Open and Times Colonist Open
Mike MezeiWon 2007 Free Press Manitoba Classic
Mauricio Molina2 wins on Canadian Tour, Won 2009 Mexican PGA
Byron Smith3 wins on Canadian Tour, Won 2009 Times Colonist Open
Russell SurberWon 2008 La Loma San Luis Potosi Open
Ryan YipWon 2009 Jane Rogers Championship

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Rafael Gomez
Darkhorse - Mitchell Gillis
Last Week's Pick to Win - Riviera Nayarit (James Hahn) - Finished 1st
Last Week's Darkhorse - Riviera Nayarit (Hoyt McGarity) - Finished T-20
The Canadian Tour travels to South America this week for the Abierto Internacional de Golf II Copa Antioquia in Colombia. This is the first year for this event on the Canadian Tour and second overall. The tournament is tri-sanctioned by the Canadian Tour, Tour de las Americas and European Challenge Tour. Last year, it was just a part of the Tour de las Americas. Sweden's Peter Gustafsson captured last year's event.

This tournament is the first time the Canadian Tour has sanctioned an event in Colombia. The Canadian Tour and Tour de las Americas co-sanctioned events together in 2009 in Chile, Argentina and Costa Rica. Rafael Gomez captured the Sport Frances Open in Chile, Fabian Gomez won the Argentine Masters and Mauricio Molina took home the Costa Rica Classic. The three events were played in 2008, but part of the 2009 Canadian Tour schedule. Rafael Gomez and Molina are in the field this week.

Four players from the top-10 on the 2009 Canadian Tour money list are in the field this week - Byron Smith, Molina, Ryan Yip and Lucas Lee. Smith was second on the money list.

The Canadian Tour remains in South America in two weeks for the Sport Frances Open in Chile, where Rafael Gomez captured the 2009 event.

02/16 15:18:25 ET

As of February 16, 2010, at 03:18 PM ET

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