PGA Tour Latinoamerica caddie dies in a motorcycle crash

Orlando Lencina was killed in a motorcycle crash in the Buenos Aires suburb of Luján. 

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021

PGA Tour Latinoamerica caddie dies in a motorcycle crash

A caddie on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica has died in a motorcycle crash, marking the third carrier to die on the circuit in 2021. 

In a statement released by officials on Tuesday afternoon, it was revealed that Orlando Lencina was killed in Buenos Aires on Monday. 

The 53-year-old carrier was caddieing for Panama's Michael Mendez in preparation for this week's event at Club Campos de Golf Las Praderas de Lujan.

"Orlando Lencina, a caddie from Buenos Aires, Argentina, working this week's PGA Tour Latinoamerica qualifying tournament at Club Campos de Golf Las Praderas du Luján, died in a motorcycle crash in the Buenos Aires suburb of Luján on Monday night," they said in a statement. 

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"PGA Tour Latinoamerica executive director Todd Rhineheart and the entire tour staff offer its sincerest sympathy to the Lencina family."

Jose Edgar Preciado, from Colombia, died in June after suffering a fatal heart attack at his hotel after the second round of the Holcim Colombia classic.

A few months later, in October, Alberto Olguin, from Mexico, collapsed on the ninth tee during the first round of the Dev Series Final in Neuvo Vallarta, Mexico. 

Despite the best efforts of those giving CPR on the course, Olguin died later in hospital. 

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