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Four leaders in the beginning of the South American Amateur Open this Wednesday

Four leaders in the beginning of the South American Amateur Open this Wednesday

Giovanna Fernandez, leader in women

Three leaders in the men category and one in women leaderboard left this Wednesday the beginning of the South American Amateur Open, the first competition of the new year in the competitions organized by the South American Golf Federation and that takes place in the Sports Frances Golf in Santiago (Chile).

The Chileans Benjamín Saíz-Wens and Carlos Bustos, as well as the Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Noba kept the first position with 66 (-6), on a good day of golf in the the country thar host this competition for second year in a row.

In the women category, the Paraguayan Giovanna Fernández maintained the great present of Paraguayan golf in the recent months, recording a first number of 68 (-4), 2 ahead of the Colombian María José Bohórquez and Dominican Rachel Kuehn.

The South American Amateur Open has the support of The R&A and the Chilean Ministry of Sports and in this first 18 holes of play registered an outstanding level of golf, with 18 men and five women signing under par scores.

Saiz-Wens and Bustos, two of the players who have represented the leading generation of Chilean golfers in different competitions in recent months, as well as the Argentinean Noba were ahead of the Ecuadorian Nicolás Escobar, fourth.

The also Argentinean Mateo Fernández de Oliveira, the Irish John Murphy and the Chileans Matías Domínguez and Gabriel Morgan, all in 68 (-4), tied in the fifth place.

Fernandez, in the women’s leaderboard, finished with the -4 that gave her the leading position, with Bohorquez and Kuehn 2 strokes behind. Brazil’s Lauren Grinberg and Peru’s Luisamariana Mesones are fourth, in 71 (-1 ).