Women's South American Amateur: Sofia Garcia defends title
Women's champ Sofia Garcia with Men's champ Juan Alvarez
Women's champ Sofia Garcia with Men's champ Juan Alvarez

LIMA, Peru (Jan. 24, 2016) -- Sofia Garcia of Asuncion, Paraguay has done it again at the South American Amateur.

The 2015 champion defended her title at Lima Golf Club with a four day total of 7-under 281, just one clear of a group of golfers at 6-under that included Magdalena Simmermacher (Argentina); Bronte Law (England); and Lucia Gutierrez (Peru).

In the second round, Garcia holed out for eagle on the par-4 18th hole. She bogeyed that same hole on Saturday, but birdied it when she needed it for the win on Sunday.

Garcia is a sophomore golfer at Texas Tech.

Results: South American Women's Amateur
1ParaguaySofia GarciaParaguay70075-67-68-71=281
T2ArgentinaMagdalena SimmermacherArgentina50073-70-70-69=282
T2EnglandBronte LawEngland50072-72-67-71=282
T2PeruLucia GutierrezPeru50072-69-70-71=282
5IrelandOlivia MehaffeyIreland40073-71-68-71=283

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ABOUT THE South American Women's Amateur

A 72-hole stroke play championship, the South American Championship was started in 2006 and is organized annually by the Executive Secretary and the governing body of the country in which the tournament is conducted. The schedule provides that the seat should be rotated in all South American countries.

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