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No changes at the top positions after the second round in the South American Amateur

No changes at the top positions after the second round in the South American Amateur

The Argentinean Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira and the Paraguayan Maria Fernanda Escauriza finished at the top of the leaderboards for second day in a row in the South American Amateur Open, the first competition of the calendar of the South American Golf Federation in 2019 in the Los Leones Golf Club in Chile.

Strong gusts of wind in the afternoon and a significant increase in the temperature compared to the previous day were the constant for all the players. Fernández de Oliveira, with a second score of 73 (+1), had some difficulties in the final stretch of his round, at the moment of higher pressure.

Three ‘bogeys’ in the end gave him the +1 that keep him as leader with 138 (-6), one ahead of the Chilean Carlos Morgan, author of the best round of the day (66).

Morgan had a great comeback of five birdies between holes 10 to 18, beating the Argentineans Federico Shin and Horacio Carbonetti and the Costa Rican Luis Gagne, all with 140 (- 4).

Escauriza, inthe ladies competition, had a difficult day with a couple of ‘bogeys’ and a ‘birdie’ in the first half of her round, finishing with two birdies in her last five holes. The Paraguayan, in the San Diego State University team, had a round of 71 (-1), scoring 140 (-4).

The Colombian Camila Serrano, with a solid 69 (-3), and the local Antonia Matte, with 71 (-1), shared the second place with 142 (-2), ahead of the group that follows and that is headed by the Paraguayan Giovanna Fernández with 143 (-1).