Paul Chaplet Captures Latin American Amateur
Latin American Amateur winner Paul Chaplet will play in the Masters
Latin American Amateur winner Paul Chaplet will play in the Masters
LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- Prior to this week, Paul Chaplet was relatively unknown, having received only four letters from colleges.

With a final-round 70 and a 1-shot victory, Chaplet will be known around the world come this April. He will become the first player from Costa Rica to compete in the Masters.

Chaplet entered the final round five shots back of leader Gaston Bertinotti. Bertinotti couldn't sleep last night so he went for walk at 2am. He would wake up at 8:30am to a text from his coach asking of his whereabouts.

Bertinotti hurried through his warmup and made his tee time, but struggled with a 40 on the front nine.

Meanwhile, Chaplet came out of the gates firing with a 33 on the front. Two clutch pars on the final two holes secured his one shot-victory over Jorge Garcia.

“I came into this tournament knowing I had a chance if I played my best golf, and this just proves to me that I can,” Chaplet told Golf Channel. “That’s really all that matters.”

We'll be all watching out for Chaplet in Augusta.

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
1Costa RicaPaul ChapletCosta Rica100073-71-71-70=285
2VenezuelaJorge GarciaVenezuela70071-72-69-74=286
T3ArgentinaAlejandro TostiArgentina50075-65-73-74=287
T3ChileJoaquin NiemannChile50073-71-72-71=287
T3PeruFernando BarcoPeru50073-69-76-69=287

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