The First Look: 2020 Qualifying Tournament Mexico –

Benítez won the 54-hole event with scores of 64-62-69 (21-under) to claim his first career title as a professional. Benítez was a PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2018, a season in which his younger brother, Isidro, won the VISA Open de Argentina at the age of 19.

Johnny Ruiz, U.S.

The 25-year old from Camarillo, Ca., recorded a victory at the 2017 Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada. That season he went on to finish third on the Order of Merit to move up to the Korn Ferry Tour, where he had one top-10 in 18 starts in 2018. Ruiz has never played a PGA TOUR Latinoamérica event.

Anthony Paolucci, U.S.

The 27-year old from Dallas, Tx., is the only past PGA TOUR Latinoamérica champion competing here this week. Paolucci won the 2016 Abierto OSDE del Centro in Cordoba, Argentina, for his only Tour win in 64 career starts. A standout junior golfer who claimed runner-up honors at the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur, Paolucci played 12 events across the three PGA TOUR International Tours in 2019.

Paul Imondi, U.S.

The 35-year old from California is coming off a 2019 season in which he made 22 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour, where he picked up a third place finish at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic before finishing the season ranked outside the top-100 to drop his card. Imondi has played on the PGA TOUR China Series (2015-18), the Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada (2017) and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica (2012-2013).

Bryan Bigley, U.S.

After playing 27 events on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica between 2014 and 2015, Bigley moved up to the Korn Ferry Tour, where he played at least 18 event in each of the past four seasons. Despite a runner-up finish last year at the Wichita Open, where he made it into a five-man playoff won by Henrik Norlander, Bigley went on to finish the season ranked 107th to drop his KFT card.