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Daniel Vancsik

Daniel Vancsik
Personal information
NicknameColo
Born (1977-01-07) 7 January 1977 (age 47)
Posadas, Argentina
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb; 14 st 2 lb)
Sporting nationality Argentina
ResidenceMisiones, Argentina
Career
Turned professional1997
Former tour(s)European Tour
Challenge Tour
Tour de las Américas
TPG Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Challenge Tour3
Other7
National Deputy
Assumed office
10 December 2023
ConstituencyMisiones
Personal details
Political partyParty of Social Concord

Daniel "Colo" Vancsik (born 7 January 1977) is an Argentine politician and former professional golfer. He won twice on the European Tour.

Since 2023, he has been a member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies elected in Misiones Province for the Party of Social Concord, sitting in the "Federal Innovation" bloc.[1]

Early life

Vancsik was born in Posadas, Argentina. He started playing the game when he was 12 at the Tacuru Club in Posadas-Misiones-Argentina.

Professional career

Vancsik turned professional in 1997 and has played in Europe since 2003, initially on the second tier Challenge Tour, on which he won three tournaments, and later on the main European Tour. His collected his first win on the European Tour at the 2007 Madeira Islands Open BPI.

In May 2009, he won the BMW Italian Open in Turin, beating John Daly, Raphaël Jacquelin and Robert Rock by six shots.[2]

Professional wins (12)

European Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 25 Mar 2007 Madeira Islands Open BPI −18 (68-66-68-68=270) 7 strokes South Africa David Frost, Spain Santiago Luna
2 10 May 2009 BMW Italian Open −17 (68-65-69-65=267) 6 strokes United States John Daly, France Raphaël Jacquelin,
England Robert Rock

Challenge Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 9 Feb 2003 Telefónica Centro America Abierto de Guatemala1 −10 (68-68-70-68=274) Playoff Argentina Juan Abbate
2 29 Feb 2004 Abierto Telefónica1 (2) −16 (65-73-65-69=272) 2 strokes Paraguay Marco Ruiz
3 13 Mar 2005 Tusker Kenya Open −8 (66-68-75-63=272) 3 strokes South Africa Michael Kirk

1Co-sanctioned by the Tour de las Américas

Challenge Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2003 Telefónica Centro America Abierto de Guatemala Argentina Juan Abbate Won with birdie on first extra hole

Tour de las Américas wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 9 Feb 2003 Telefónica Centro America Abierto de Guatemala1 −10 (68-68-70-68=274) Playoff Argentina Juan Abbate
2 29 Feb 2004 Abierto Telefónica1 (2) −16 (65-73-65-69=272) 2 strokes Paraguay Marco Ruiz

1Co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour

TPG Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 17 Apr 2011 Copa Juan José Luis Galli
(with Argentina Joaquín Estévez)
−18 (62-75-64=201) 1 stroke Argentina Gustavo Acosta and Argentina Julio Zapata
2 5 Nov 2016 Gran Premio Los Pingüinos −15 (64-65=129) 3 strokes Argentina Paulo Pinto

Other wins (5)

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 2009
Match Play
Championship
Invitational
Champions T70
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

See also

References

  1. ^ "Daniel Vancsik, diputado nacional electo por el Frente Renovador, aseveró: "Trabajaremos por el bienestar de la población de Misiones"" [Daniel Vancsik, national deputy elected by the Renovation Front, said: "We will work for the well-being of the population of Misiones"]. Misiones Online (in Spanish). 23 October 2023. Retrieved 2 January 2024.
  2. ^ "Vancsik holds off Daly in Italy". BBC Sport. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009.


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