Borja Virto Astudillo
After a very successful amateur career and completing his high school studies, Borja received a golf scholarship and studied Business Management in Iowa, at the Iowa State University, where he became part of the college golf team, the "Cyclones".
In 2013, he returned to Spain to make his dream of playing in the European Tour come true, and turned pro as soon as he came back in September. At the end of 2013 he secured his 2013/2014 Alps Tour card (Minor European circuit)
where he achieved two Tour victories, the first one in the “Alps de las Castillas” in Spain and the second in the “Alps de Pinetina” in Italy. He also managed to hold several top ten positions, including a Runner-up in Egypt and a fourth place at the “Open de Haut Poitou” in France. He ended up 4th in the Alps Tour rankings and therefore secured his Challenge Tour card for the 2014/2015 season. In November 2014 he immediately gained the right to play on the European Tour after finishing 18th from the European Tour qualifying school.
Borja Virto, in his second year as a professional player, was the first Navarre player who ever reached the European golf elite.
During 2015 Borja decided to combine both in the European Tour and the Challenge Tour, achieving two important victories in the Challenge Tour. The first victory came at the D+D Slovakian Open, with an overall result of 17 under par.
The second and biggest victory to date came at the 2015 Foshan Open in China, where Borja secured for the second time his European Tour card, but this time with better play rights than the one achieved during the Qualifying School the previous year.
In 2018 Borja is competing on the Challenge Tour and he is currently establishing a top ranking on the Road to Ras al Khaimah.
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