FROM AMATEURGOLF.COM: Manuel Lozada's Long Journey

Manuel Lozada grew up playing soccer and only dabbled in golf a few times as a young kid. Through his childhood years, he played on elite teams and was on track to possibly become a professional player in Argentina eventually.

Lozada, though, gave up on his pro soccer dream during high school because the training schedule didn’t fit with his school schedule.

Plus, he had just started playing golf and basically fell in love with the game from the first ball he hit off the tee on the driving range.