Friday, January 16, 2015

TOURINHO TURNS IT ON IN LATIN AMERICA 

AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
NEWS RELEASE
Brazil's Andre Tourinho fired a 6-under 66 in the second round of the inaugural Latin America Amateur Championship today  to grab a one-shot lead at Pilar Golf Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The 24-year-old, who played collegiately at Tulsa, now sits at eight-under-par 136 while Chile's Matias Dominguez and Argentina's Joaquin Bonjour are tied for second on 137
Dominguez, senior at Texas Tech, was even par after one round before shooting a 65
Bonjour had a three-shot lead late in his round before a quadruple bogey at the par-3 17th hole dropped him back into a share of second. He shot 68 with nine birdies.
The winner of the inaugural Latin American Amateur receives an invitation to the 2015 Masters.
Other notables in the top 10 include Florida's Alejandro Tosti of Argentina (139), Arkansas' Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico (141) and Texas Tech's Guillermo Pereira of Chile (141).
NEXT YEAR'S VENUE 
 Casa de Campo‚Äôs Teeth of the Dog in the Dominican Republic has been confirmed as the host venue for the 2016 Latin America Amateur Championship. 

Founded by the Masters Tournament, The RandA and the United States Golf Association (USGA), the Latin America Amateur Championship  was established todevelop amateur golf in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Each year, the Latin American Amateur champion will receive an invitation to compete in the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. In addition, the winner and the runner(s)-up will be exempt into the final stages of qualifying for The Open and U.S. Open Championships
Finally, the champion will receive full exemptions into the British Amateur Championship, U.S. Amateur Championship and any other USGA amateur championship for which he is eligible.


HALFWAY LEADERBOARD
Par 144 (2x72)
136 Andre Tourinho (Brazil) 70 66
137 Joaquin Bonjour (Argentina) 69 68, Matias Dominguez (Chile) 72 65
138 Juan Alvarez (Uruguay) 68 70
139 Alejandro Tosti (Argentina) 69 70, Juan Sebastian Munoz (Colombia) 69 70.

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