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The South American Amateur Golf Championship, for the first time in Argentina in 2017

The South American Amateur Golf Championship, for the first time in Argentina in 2017

The Martindale Country Club, emblematic golf course at the north of the city of Buenos Aires will be the host course of the 12th edition of the South American Amateur Golf Championship, international competition that will be played for the first time in its history in Argentina, one of the most important countries in the golf scenary in South America.

From January 17tht to Sunday 22th 20167 the competition will have the participation of players from more than 25 countries from around the world, including representantives from outside South America such as England, United States, Scotland and Wales among other.

The tournament became in just more than one decade an important amateur competition in the region. This tournament will award points for the World Amateur Golf Ranking and has the support of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R & A), organization that promotes the development of golf internationally and that has chosen Argentina, a nation with a wide golfing tradition in South America. The competition will be played over 72 holes (Stroke Play), with no cut.

Last year, in the Lima Golf Club, Sofia Garcia from Paraguay and Juan Alvarez from Uruguay were the winners, in what was a great week of golf. In the history of the tournament, Argentina leads with six male titles, thanks to the victories of Tomas Cocha (twice), Sebastian Saavedra, Jorge Fernandez Valdes, Franco Romero and Esteban Martinez. The Chilean Christian Espinoza and the English Callum Shinkwin and Paul Howard, between 2013 and 2014, complete the list of winners.

Meanwhile, in women, Colombia (Paola Moreno, Maria Yacamán and Juliana Murcia) and Argentina (Martina Gavier, Manuela Carbajo Re and Delfina Acosta) shares the lead in the number of titles. Gutierrez was the winner in 2014.

The event is organized by the Argentinan Golf Association and is supported by the R&A, the South American Golf Federation and the Martindale Country Club.