Benjamín Saiz-Wenz and Mariajo Bohorquez, winners of the South American Amateur Open 2020
Benjamín Saiz-Wenz of Chile and María José Bohorquez, from Colombia, became the winners of the South American Amateur Open 2020, competition that concluded in the Sports Frances Golf Club in Santiago (Chile), with the presence of the best south american golfers.
In a day in which the scores improved compared to the previous days, Saiz-Wenz and Bohorquez reached their most resonant triumph individually, adding to their respective countries this important trophy in the 2020 campaign.
Saiz-Wenz, first leader in the week, adjusted his game after two rounds of rounds over par and with the best number of the championship (64) finished at the top of the leaderboard with 277 (-11), 4 ahead of the Argentinean Mateo Fernández de Oliveira. Bohorquez also finished with a good score, of 69, to top the women’s category with a score of 284 (-4).
The fifteenth edition of this competition opened the schedule of the South American Golf Federation in 2020, with the support of The R&A and the Chilean Ministry of Sports, among other sponsors.
Saiz-Wenz became the first Chilean champion of the tournament since the victory of Paz Echeverría in 2009 (in the women’s category) as well as Christian Espinoza, winner in 2008.
The third place was also claimed by the Chilean Tomás Gana, one of the former champions of the Latin American Amateur Championship with 283. The Argentine Vicente Marzilio, leader at the beginning of the round, was fourth with one more shot.
Bohorquez reached a new level in the regiin by winning at least in one occasion every one of the South American titles, with the Copa Los Andes in Paraguay by the end of 2019 and now this victory in Chile. Also, she became the fourth Colombian winner in the tournament, the first in a decade after the triumph of her countrywoman Juliana Murcia in 2010.
The second place was claimed by Argentina’s Valentina Rossi with 288, one less that the Paraguayan Giovanna Fernández and the English Caley McGinty.