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Tailhade Cup: Agustin Tarigo claims title by two-strokes
Agustin Tarigo <br>(Argentina Golf Association Photo)
Agustin Tarigo
(Argentina Golf Association Photo)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (November 6, 2016) -- Agustin Tarigo of Uruguay was able to hold onto his 54-hole lead and capture the Tailhade Cup hosted by the Los Lagartos Country Club. Tarigo finished his week with a 1-under 70 to post 6-under and finish two ahead of Cristobal Del Solar.

In the final round Tarigo settled in nicely right off the bat with birdies on the first two holes and then another on No. 9 for a bogey-free 3-under 33 to move to 8-under. Tarigo did slip up coming home with a pair of bogeys but by then he had created enough separation.

Florida State redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar did try to make a charge on the weekend with rounds of 67-68 before ultimately ended up 6-under-par. Del Solar got his day off to a rocky start with a double-bogey that dropped him back to 1-under and four off the pace. Throughout the rest of the day he fought valiantly birdieing five times without a blemish only to come up short.

Juan Alvarez was third at 2-under while James Yoon and Kyle McLatchie were even-par in a share of fourth.

In the team competition Uruguay ran with it as Tarigo and Juan Alvarez combined to finish 12-under and 20 shots in front of second place Paraguay (+12). France (+13) was third.

ROUND THREE RECAP

Uruguay's Agustin Tarigo will carry the lead into the final round of the Tailhade Cup at Los Lagartos Country Club. Tarigo sits at 5-under and he will lead midway leader Adria Arnaus by two-strokes.

Saturday's third round 4-under 67 was the best of the week thus far for Tarigo as he moved from a tie for third to the top of the leaderboard. Tarigo used a six birdie and two bogey day to propel his move up the leaderboard. His best work came from Nos. 2-7 when he birdied three-times.

Former Texas A&M Aggie Adria Arnaus was even on the day and remained at 3-under. Arnaus did reach 5-under for the tournament but bogeyed the last two holes of his round.

Alvarez Juan will begin the final round three of the pace at 2-under while Florida State's Cristobal Del Solar is 1-under and in fourth. Three others share fifth with an even-par tally.

In the team battle Uruguay, thanks to the play of Agustin Tarigo and Juan Alvarez, is 7-under and they have opened up a 12-stroke lead. Spain (+5) is second and Paraguay (+9) is third.

ROUND TWO RECAP

Recent Texas A&M graduate Adria Arnaus rode a 5-under 66 to a 3-under 36-hole tally and a one-stroke lead in the Tailhade Cup. Arnaus is one of only three players under-par heading into the weekend at Los Lagartos Country Club.

In the second round Arnaus put together the round of the tournament as he rebounded from a first round 1-over 73. On the day Arnaus rolled in seven birdies and only two bogeys. His best stretch came from Nos. 10-16 when he birdied five of seven holes.

Alan Gul-Hutton concluded the second round 2-under following a pair 1-under 70's and he will start round three in second place. Agustin Tarigo is 1-under and in third while Juan Alvarez and James Yoon are even-par and tied for fourth.

First round leader Andres Schonbaum fell to seventh place and 1-over after a 3-over 74 in round two.

Following the completion of play on Friday the 36-hole cut was made with the top 55 and ties making it through to the weekend.

In the team competition Uruguay has taken over the lead at 1-under. The Uruguay team is comprised of Agustin Tarigo and Juan Alvarez. Spain is even-par and in second place, Paraguay and France are sharing third at 8-over.

ROUND ONE RECAP

On a day where only a half a dozen players reached red figures it is Andres Schonbaum leading the way at the Tailhade Cup. Schonbaum posted a 2-under 69 on day one at Los Lagartos Country Club and he will lead five players who are 1-under and in second place.

The former Jacksonville State player put together a nearly flawless round of golf with three birdies and a bogey. His birdies were carded on Nos. 9, 15 and 18.

The second place group is comprised of Alan Hutton-Gil, Kyle Mclatchie, Julian Diego Ortiz, Edgar Catherine and Agustin Tarigo. Two others are two back at even-par while another eight are just three behind.

In the team competition the French squad of Edgar Catherine (-1) and Victor Veyret (+1) combined for an even-par day to lead by a shot. Uruguay (+1) and Brazi (+3)l are in second and third respectfully.

ABOUT THE Tailhade Cup

The Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup is an international competition contested over 72-holes of stroke- play with a team and individual component. The international team format features two-man teams in which both players’ scores count towards the team total.

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Results For Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup Golf Tournament
1UruguayAgustin TarigoUruguay50070-71-67-70=278
2ChileCristobal Del SolarChile40075-70-67-68=280
3UruguayJuan AlvarezUruguay30073-69-69-71=282
T4ParaguayJames YoonParaguay30071-71-71-71=284
T4South AfricaKyle McClatchieSouth Africa30070-72-71-71=284

View full results for Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup Golf Tournament

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