Matias Dominguez of Chile grabs 54-hole lead at Latin America Amateur
Matias Dominguez
Matias Dominguez

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.

Results For Latin America Amateur 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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ABOUT THE Latin America Amateur

Founded by the Masters Tournament, The R&A and the USGA, the LAAC was established to further develop amateur golf in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The LAAC is a 72-hole stroke play event open to a field of 108 amateur players in Latin America, chosen by their respective national federations according to their World Amateur Golf Ranking. Past winners of the championship, as well as last year’s top-five finishers, are automatically entered into this year’s championship.

The LAAC champion annually receives an invitation to compete in the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. In addition, the winner and the runner(s)-up are exempt into the final stages of qualifying for The Open and the US Open Championship. The champion is also awarded full exemptions into The Amateur Championship, the US Amateur Championship and any other USGA amateur championship for which he is eligible.

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