Alejandro Tosti carried on the legacy of success that prior Latin America Amateur Championship participants have previously enjoyed in earning his PGA Tour card for the 2024 season through the Korn Ferry Tour. The University of Florida alumnus was a Korn Ferry Tour rookie this season but quickly established himself by earning 10 top-10 finishes throughout the season, including a win in Omaha in August. After the win, which included a final-round 62 to tie the course record, Tosti clinched his Tour card.
“I still think that I'm dreaming,” said Tosti after his win. “The PGA TOUR for us is super far; it’s something that is just a dream, something that only a couple players from Argentina ever achieved...It's pretty amazing to achieve something that you dream and you worked so hard for all your life.”
Tosti brings the number of Argentinian golfers currently on the PGA Tour to five, joining Fabian Gomez, Tano Goya, Augusto Nunez and Emiliano Grillo. Tosti first became interested in golf as a child when he would hit a ping pong ball with a charcoal stick into a drain. Despite the lack of resources readily available to him, he never gave up his goal of becoming a professional golfer and would take hour-long bus rides multiple times a week to practice at training facilities in Perez, Argentina.
“I told my father at 9 years old I wanted to make it to the PGA TOUR,” Tosti said. “It was just something wild, really wild. But every step that I took from that moment on was towards my goal to get to the PGA Tour.”
Tosti was a four-time participant in the Latin America Amateur, competing in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To date, he still holds many Championship records, including most birdies in a single round with nine. Most notably, he finished runner-up in the 2015 Championship at Pilar Golf in his home country of Argentina with a score of 11 under par.
Now, eight years later, Tosti has earned his PGA Tour card and is successfully honoring the hopes and hard work of his 9-year-old self.