July 23, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

MARKHAM, ONTARIO, CANADA – Former John A. Logan College standout golfer, Marcelo Rozo, captured the gold medal at the Pan American Games this past weekend.

Rozo turned in rounds of 68, 76, 63 and 68 (13-under-par) in placing first over Argentina’s Tommy Cocha.

Rozo, a two-time PGA Tour LatinoAmerican champion, joined the professional ranks in 2012 after completing his collegiate career at Logan and Lynn University in Florida. He was representing his native Colombia.

Now 25, Rozo was instrumental in leading the Volunteers to their first-ever national championship in men’s golf his freshman year in 2009. He then won the individual title and helped lead Logan to a second-place team finish at Nationals in 2010.

“Marcelo was a two-time All-American with us and is now one of the top pros on the South American tour,” said JALC head coach Tom Ferris. “I think it was quite an honor just to be selected to represent his country at the Pan Am Games, and then to win the gold medal…well, that’s pretty amazing. We are very proud of him at Logan and wish him continued good luck in his professional career.”

Because of his first-place finish, Rozo was awarded an exemption to make his PGA Tour debut this week at the RBC Canadian Open. The tournament is scheduled to begin Thursday at Glen Abbey Golf Course. Rozo’s other wins include the 2013 VISA Open de Argentina and the 2014 TransAmerican Power Products Open on PGA Tour LatinAmerica. He moved up to the Web.com Tour this season, where he initially struggled before regaining his stroke this past week.

 

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