Matias Dominguez of Chile grabs 54-hole lead at Latin America Amateur
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Jan. 17, 2015) — Sunday at Pilar Golf Club will be a shootout. With Chile's Matias Dominguez and Argentina's Alejandro Tosti within one-shot of each other, and a potential trip to the Masters on the line, spectators to the inaugural Latin America Amateur are sure to get their money's worth.
Dominguez, a senior at Texas Tech, fired 65 on Friday to pull within one of second-round leader Andre Tourinho of Brazil, then followed that with 69 in the third round to now lead the event by one. Dominguez finished the round in dramatic fashion to take the lead, making birdies on the final three holes. Tourinho posted 75 and is now five back.
Tosti, the host nation's highest-ranked amateur, shot four-under 68 and is alone in second place at nine-under.
Juan Sebastian Muñoz of Columbia and Joaquin Bonjour of Argentina are tied for third at six-under. Bonjour at one point reached 11-under after a birdie on the 14th in round two, but a devastating quadruple bogey on the par-three 17th prevented him from holding the 36-hole lead.
Live coverage of the final round can be seen on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN News on Sunday at 8am EST.
ABOUT THE Latin America Amateur
72-hole stroke play tournament launched in 2015
consortium that includes The Masters
The R&A and the United States Golf Association
(USGA). The prestigious event is aimed at
growth and inspiring interest in the game
South America, Central America, Mexico and the
The 120-player field is typically comprised of the
male amateurs representing the 29 member
and territories of the International Golf Federation
the Latin America region. Each country/territory is
automatically provided two positions, which they
with their highest-ranked players from the World
Amateur Golf Ranking as of early November. The
exception is for the host country, which will be
allowed a total of 10 players.
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