Everything is ready in Ecuador for the South American Amateur Open 2022
After the cancelation of the 2021 edition, the South American Amateur Open returns in this new year as the first golf championship in the region in 2022, with the presence of the majority of our best South American golfers, as well as important players Central and North America.
Led by the Chilean Benjamín Saiz-Wenz and the Colombian María José Bohórquez, the defending champions, the only competition organized by the South American Golf Federation as an individual championship will begin this Wednesday, January 12, at the Quito Golf Club, a course that will debuts as the host of this competition.
Ecuador was the country that organized the first edition of this South American Amateur Open in 2006, on that occasion in Guayaquil and with a different format. This year, and thanks to an important effort by the Ecuadorian Golf Federation, this country will once again the center of the golfing action, after the successful completion of the South American Junior Championship last October.
“This year, still complicated by the pandemic, requires us to take all biosecurity precautions to guarantee the safety and health of the players. We have the participation of the best golfers in the region, plus several delegations from Central America and the Caribbean, so we’re going to have a week of high competition, friendship and fraternity,” said Francisco Torres, president of the Ecuadorian Golf Federation.
With a field of 103 confirmed players, and with some changes due to COVID-19, the 16th edition of this South American Amateur Open will allow you to see the best players of the moment in action, led by seven of the champions of the last South American Team Championship ‘Copa Andes’ and seven of the eight winners in the South American Junior Championships.