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El Salvador's Figueroa shooting for weekend at Torrey Pines

Updated: June 11, 2008, 11:11 PM ET
By Sebastian Christensen | ESPNdeportes.com

El Salvador is a country in Central America with a population of nearly 7 million. This week, Salvadorans will be proudly represented by one man at Torrey Pines, host of the 108th U.S. Open.

Fernando Figueroa, who learned how to play golf at age 6 on what was then the only 27 holes that could be found in his native country, has become the first Central American golfer ever to qualify for a major championship.

His presence at a major is a breakthrough, considering ...

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