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Chris Crisologo, Silvia Garces and Camila Serrano are leaders with one round to go in the South American Amateur Championship

Chris Crisologo, Silvia Garces and Camila Serrano are leaders with one round to go in the South American Amateur Championship

Chris Crisologo, of Canada, and Silvia Garcés and Camila Serrano, from Colombia, are the leaders toward the final round of the South American Amateur Championship, championship that will have its great finish this Tuesday in the Martindale Country Club in Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Crisologo, that shot a superb round of 64 yesterday, present for second day in a row the best score of the day, a 66 (-6) supported by six birdies and one bogey. His total is 202 (-14).

The player from British Columbia is close to get his first victory in South America in his second presentation in recent months in our región. Crisologo is ahead of New Zealander Charlie Hillier and Portuguese Pedro Lencart, both in 209 strokes.

Hillier, who has had important presentations in competitions such as the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship, closed with three birdies in a row, which prevented that the leadership of Crisologo would become even higher. Lencart scored eight birdies, the most in a single card in the day.

The fourth place is for the Irishman Alex Gleeson, the Argentinean Horacio Carbonetti and the Ecuadorian Rafael Miranda, all 210 (-6).

Garces and Serrano, meanwhile, counted 212 (-4), a stroke ahead of the Paraguayan Milagros Chávez, third alone and who made a ‘bogeys’ in their final holes to avoid the three way tie.

Garces, the best South American player the previous year in this same tournament, had three birdies in his last five holes and a score of 70 (-2). Serrano signed with his second 71 (-1), also supported by a pair of birdies at the end.

Irish Paula Grant and the Argentinean Ayelen Irizar are fourth with 215 (-1), followed by the Scottish Shannon McWilliam, the English Emma Allen and the Peruvian Daniela Ballesteros in even par for the tournament.