Latin America Amateur: Brazil's top golfer Andrew Tourinho leads by one
Andre Tourinho
Andre Tourinho
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Jan. 16, 2015) — For a while, it was looking like the second-round lead would go to Argentina's own Joaquin Bonjour, who entered the 17th hole at 11-under par for the tournament. But a devastating quadruple bogey allowed Brazil's top-ranked amateur Andre Tourinho to sneak into position.

Tourinho, a 24-year-old from Rio de Janeiro who played collegiately for Tulsa, was two-back of a group of leaders at 68 entering Friday's round before stringing together five birdies in his first seven holes to jump into the lead.

Bonjour reached 11-under with a birdie on 14 but made a seven on the par-three 17th hole to drop to seven-under, one shot back of Tourinho. He'll enter Saturday's third round tied for second place with Matias Dominguez of Chile, who with a 65 carded the lowest round of the tournament thus far.

One of four first-round leaders, Juan Alvarez of Uruguay, is alone in fourth place after a second-round 70.

Live coverage will begin on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN News beginning Saturday at 7am EST. The winning player will receive an exemption into the 2015 Masters Tournament.

ABOUT THE Latin America Amateur

72-hole stroke play tournament launched in 2015 by a consortium that includes The Masters Tournament, The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA). The prestigious event is aimed at stimulating growth and inspiring interest in the game throughout South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The 120-player field is typically comprised of the top male amateurs representing the 29 member countries and territories of the International Golf Federation in the Latin America region. Each country/territory is automatically provided two positions, which they fill with their highest-ranked players from the World Amateur Golf Ranking as of early November. The only exception is for the host country, which will be allowed a total of 10 players.

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Results For Latin America Amateur Golf Championship
1ChileMatias DominguezChile70072-65-69-71=277
2ArgentinaAlejandro TostiArgentina50069-70-68-71=278
T3MexicoAlvaro OrtizMexico40068-73-71-67=279
T3BrazilAndre TourinhoBrazil40070-66-75-68=279
T5ColombiaSantiago GomezColombia40069-75-70-68=282

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