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Homero Blancas

Personal information
NameHomero Blancas
Full nameHomero Blancas, Jr.
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight195 lb (88.5 kg ; 13.9 st)
NationalityUnited States
CollegeUniversity of Houston
Turned professional1965
Former toursPGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Champions Tour1
Other Major tour wins2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT5: 1972
U.S. OpenT4: 1972
The Open ChampionshipT4: 1972
PGA ChampionshipT30: 1970

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Homero Blancas, Jr. (born March 7, 1938) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour).

Blancas, who is of Mexican American descent, was born in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Houston from 1958 - 1962, and was a member of the golf team. Blancas shot a record-setting round of 55 (27-28) in a college tournament, which stands as the lowest round in the history of competitive golf. His 13 birdies and an eagle on a par-70 course in Longview, Texas on August 19, 1962 earned him the nickname "Mr. 55". He was inducted into the University of Houston Athletics Hall of Fame in 1978.

Blancas' 55 shot round (played on a course of just over 5,000 yards) was included in the Guinness Book of Records for a time, but shortly after officials removed his name after instituting a requirement that a course must be of at least 6,500 yards to achieve inclusion. The 55 shot round is still the lowest official golf score on record for course of regular par.

Blancas won four PGA Tour events. He turned pro in 1965 and was the PGA Rookie of the Year that year. He was a member of the 1973 Ryder Cup team. During his career on the PGA Tour, he had more than 4 dozen top-10 finishes. His best finishes in a major championship were a T-4 at the 1972 U.S. Open, and a T-5 at the 1972 Masters. Blancas spent the last 16 years of his regular career as club pro at Randolph Park in Tucson.

After turning 50 in March 1988, Blancas joined the Senior Tour. He has one victory in this venue - at the 1989 Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic. He has 18 holes-in-one during his career, is a member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, and lives in Houston.

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