Chris Crisologo and Milagros Chavez, the winners of the South American Amateur Open 2018
Chris Crisologo of Canada, and Milagros Chavez, from Paraguay, won the titles of the XIII South American Amateur Open, competition that opened the calendar of the South American Golf Federation and that finished this Tuesday in the Martindale Country Club in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Crisologo prevailed after arrived to the first place yesterday and start the round with 7 shots over the second in the leaderboard. Chavez, meanwhile, holed out from the fringe in the final hole to capture the trophy on a hot afternoon in the argentinean capital.
The South American Amateur Open was supported by the Royal And Ancient Golf Club and brought together players representing 25 countries for second consecutive year in Martindale.
Crisologo shot a final round of 73, with a triple ‘bogey’, two ‘bogeys’ and a pair of ‘birdies’ in their first holes of the day. The Canadian beat the Argentinean Alejandro Tosti, favorite at the start of the week and whom closed with a 67 (-5).
The champion scored 275 (-13), becoming the first player in his country to win and joining his compatriot Brooke Henderson (2013) as the Canadian winners of the tournament.
The Mexican Aarón Terrazas and the Ecuadorian Rafael Miranda, with 280 (-8), finished in the third place, followed by the Irishman Alex Gleeson and the New Zealander Charlie Hillier-
Chavez finished with 68 (-4) and a total of 282 (-6), one shot shy of Garces, second alone. The Irish Paula Grant, with 284, scored in the fourth place, followed by the Colombian Camila Serrano with one more. The Scottish Hannah McCook, with -1, completed the Top-5.