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Jesús Amaya
Personal information
Full name Jesús Armando Amaya Contreras
Nickname Estrellita
Born 24 August 1969 (1969-08-24) (age 52)
Bogotá, Colombia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Nationality  Colombia
Spouse Alexandra
Children Andres, Sofia
Career
Turned professional 1991
Former tour(s) Tour de las Américas
Professional wins 45

Jesús Armando Amaya Contreras (born 24 August 1969) is a Colombian professional golfer.

Amaya was born in Bogotá, and worked as a caddie at the Club Popular de Golf La Florida before turning professional in 1991.

In addition to his many victories on the Colombian Golf Federation circuit, including three Colombian Open titles, Amaya has won six times on the Tour de las Americas, finishing second on the Order of Merit in 2000–01, and fourth in 2001–02. In 2015, he won his 100th tournament.

Amaya has represented Colombia on five occasions at the World Cup.

Professional wins (45)

Tour de las Américas wins (7)

  • 2000 Coast Open (Argentina), Brazil Open
  • 2002 Medellín Open (Colombia), Microsoft Serrezuela Masters (Colombia), Venezuela Open
  • 2007 Venezuela Open
  • 2010 Abierto Internacional de Golf Copa Sura (Colombia)

Colombian wins

This list is incomplete

  • 1993 Colombian Open, Campeonato Nacional de Profesionales, CC Medellín Open
  • 1994 Caribbean Open (Barranquilla)
  • 2003 Los Andes GC Open, Pereira Open
  • 2004 Barranquilla Open, Colombian Open, Petrolero Open, CC Cali Open, CC Guaymaral Tournament (with Gustavo Mendoza)
  • 2005 Serrezuela Open, Pueblo Viejo CC Open, Farallones Open, CC Medellín Open, Colombian Open, Caribbean Open (Barranquilla), GC Peñalisa Open, Carmel Club Open
  • 2006 CC Armenia Open, Manizales Open, Serrezuela Open, Colombian National Championship, GC Peñalisa Open
  • 2007 CC Cali Open
  • 2008 CC La Sabana Open, CC El Rancho Open, Carmel Club Open
  • 2010 Medellín Open
  • 2012 Caribbean Open
  • 2013 CC Medellín Open
  • 2014 CC Cali Open
  • 2015 Carmel Club Open, Barranquilla Open
  • 2016 CC Neiva Open, CC El Rancho Open

Other wins (2)

  • 2010 Dominican Republic Open
  • 2015 Chiapas Golf Challenge (Mexico)

Team appearances

  • World Cup (representing Colombia): 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002
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