Former New Orleans golfer Jose Toledo wins Latin America PGA event

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UNO alumnus wins Latin America PGA Tour Event

NEW ORLEANS – Former University of New Orleans men’s golfer Jose Toledo continues to excel on the links, as the 2009 graduate posted a top-place finish at the Essential Costa Rica Classic on the Latin America PGA Tour this past weekend.

The Guatemala City, Guatemala product used a 63 (-8) outing during the second round, the lowest score of the day, to move into first place after posting a 66 (-5) during the opening 18. On the final day of play, Toledo used two birdies in the final three holes to finish with a 66 score to fend off the pack. Overall, his 195 (-18) score during the three-day event was enough to give him a two-stroke lead over second place.

Winning is nothing new to Toledo, who excelled during his time at the lakefront. In 2008 he qualified for a NCAA Regional as an individual while adding Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the year and All-Sun Belt first team accolades. He also received recognition from the LSWA and Sun Belt in 2007 with Louisiana Newcomer of the Year and a first-team nod by the SBL. In both the 2007 and 2008 Sun Belt Conference Championships, Toledo finished in the top-10 with tied for fourth finished.

His best rounds can be found in the program record book, with career-lows of 66 in a single round, 135 in a 36-hole event and a 205 mark over a 54-hole competition.

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