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Stadler leads weather-plagued first PGA Tour playoff event

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler, in his ninth year on the PGA Tour and still looking for his first win, found himself in front Thursday when play was halted at The Barclays.

Zach Johnson shares lead at John Deere

SILVIS, Ill., July 11 (UPI) -- Defending champion Zach Johnson shared the lead with Camilo Villegas Thursday at the end of one round of the John Deere Classic.

Hoffman leads at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn., June 20 (UPI) -- Charley Hoffman needed just 28 shots to play the back nine Thursday and shot a 9-under 61 that gave him the lead after one round of the Travelers Championship.

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Rookie leads, McIlroy leaves at Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- Rookie Luke Guthrie had the lead Friday, Tiger Woods barely survived the cut and Rory McIlroy walked off the course in the second round of the Honda Classic.

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Villegas leads by one at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Camilo Villegas, whose once-promising career hit bottom last year, emerged as the first-round leader Thursday at the Honda Classic.

Beljan retains Children's Miracle lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Charlie Beljan shook off a second-round health scare to post a 1-under-par 71 Saturday, retaining the lead at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.

Wi seeks first win in final PGA Tour event

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Charlie Wi, seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour, seized the lead Thursday after one round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
Finch advances on last hole win match play

Finch advances on last hole win match play

ANDALUCIA, Spain, May 18 (UPI) -- Richard Finch won the 18th hole Friday in securing the final spot in the knockout round of the European Tour's Volvo World Match Play Championship.

Dufner leads at Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La., April 27 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner, who has made a habit of leading tournaments this year without managing a win, moved to the top again Friday midway through the Zurich Classic.

Toms shares 36-hole lead at Humana

LA QUINTA, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- David Toms maintained a share of the lead at the Humana Challenge Friday, joining Ben Crane and Mark Wilson at the top after 36 holes.

Toms shares lead at Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- David Toms, who celebrated his 45th birthday this month, grabbed a share of the lead Thursday after one round of the Humana Challenge.
Two teams lead Templeton Shootout

Two teams lead Templeton Shootout

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele teamed for 9-under-par 63 Friday and are tied for the lead at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Florida.
Van Pelt runs away with win in Malaysia

Van Pelt runs away with win in Malaysia

SELANGOR, Malaysia, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Bo Van Pelt set a tournament record Sunday finishing the PGA Tour's CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia at 23-under-par 261 and winning by six strokes.
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International team member Camilo Villegas lines up a shot on the 1st green during the second round of The Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, California on October 9, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Camilo Villegas (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 7 January 1982) is a Colombian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

Villegas was born in MedellĂ­n, Colombia, and took up golf as a child. After several different National Junior Championships in Colombia in the ages between 8 and 15, at 16 he became the first player in Colombian golf history to win the Amateur's Grand Slam in the same year: The National Junior Championship (stroke play), the National Junior Championship (match play), the National Amateur Championship, and the Colombian Open in the amateur category. Then, in 2001, he became only the second player to win the Colombian Open as an amateur. His success in Colombian golf throughout the 1990s earned him the distinction of "Player of the Decade" issued by the Colombian Golf Federation.

Villegas received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Buddy Alexander's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) competition from 2001 to 2004. As a freshman in 2001, Villegas was a member of the Gators' 2001 NCAA championship team. During his college golf career, he was the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman of the Year in 2001, the SEC Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004, and an All-American four consecutive years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004). Villegas graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2004.

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