Golfer Mauricio Molina has died in Chile at the age of 56. It’s estimated to be between Thursday night and early Friday morning. He competed in Monday’s Lagoonada Golf Employees Championship at the Argentine Golf Association before traveling to neighboring countries to compete at the Brisas de Chicureo Golf Club. Molina felt unwell on Thursday, pulled out of the pro-am tournament and did not train with the Chilean club on Friday, according to people close to him. When they went to look for him at the home of a club member where he was staying, they found him dead.
Molina has won more than thirty international and domestic competitions, including the 2022 Argentina Senior Professional Championship and the Austrian Riegler & Partner Legends Legends Tour, and is the owner of a double Argentina Senior Open title. On their land, Río Cuarto, disputes arise every year.
In the city of Córdoba, he has won the title in 2017 and 2020; this last victory was very emotional for the professional player of the Boulogne GC, because at the beginning of the year he was hospitalized with peritonitis and later pneumonia caused by a nosocomial virus.
A good companion, friendly and well-mannered, he began his career as a caddy and turned professional in 1985. He competed on the Canadian Tour, where he had two wins, and on the European Tour from 1998 to 2001. That same year, he finished third at the British Senior Open and his career continued to rise. He will be remembered and deeply missed by the entire Argentinian golf community. Mauricio Molina is the nephew of another great Argentinian player, Florentino Molina.
In a statement, the Argentine Golf Association expressed its condolences to Molina’s family and friends at this sad time on behalf of its president Andrés Schoenbaum, board of directors and staff.