Matching 65's Separate Echavarria and Tosti from the Field at Latin America Amateur
Nicolas Echavarria
Nicolas Echavarria
LA ROMANA, Dominican Republican – Nicolas Echavarria hit his tee shot out of bounds on hole 17 in round two of the Latin America America Championship. The double bogey wouldn't prove costly, however, as seven birdies and an eagle in the holes prior gave the Columbian a 7-under 65.

Echavarria's 65 would be matched by Alejandro Tosti of Argentina. Tosti also knocked his tee shot out of bounds on 17, yet his nine birdies on the day make the hole much easier to forget.

Echavarria, a senior at Arkansas, leads at 7-under par with Tosti just three shots behind. The exemption into this year's Masters will be very much on their minds heading into the final two rounds.

“That is where anyone wants to be,” Echavarria told Golf Channel, “but there’s still a lot of golf yet to play.”

Only 11 players are under-par Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog course and only two other plays are within five shots of Echavarria's lead.

The field was cut to the low 50 players and ties at 6-over par or better.

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
Place  PtsScores
1Costa RicaPaul ChapletCosta Rica75073-71-71-70=285
2VenezuelaJorge GarciaVenezuela45071-72-69-74=286
T3PeruLuis BarcoPeru30073-69-76-69=287
T3ChileJoaquin NiemannChile30073-71-72-71=287
T3ArgentinaAlejandro TostiArgentina30075-65-73-74=287

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