Herik Machado de Oliveira has won the Argentine Amateur
Herik Machado de Oliveira
(Argentina Golf Association Photo)
AUENOS AIRES, Argentina (November 13, 2016) -- After waiting out a morning rain storm Herik Machado de Oliveira claimed the Argentine Amateur at Pilar Golf Club. The championship match was shortened to 18-holes due to the rain and de Oliveira was able to claim the title 2 up over Andress Schonbaum.
de Oliveira the 13-seed, blitzed Schonbaum out of the gates and took a 4 up lead after 10-holes before hanging on down the stretch. Schonbaum, the two-seed, made a late run and got within 1 down with two holes remaining.
However, de Oliveira was able to right the ship with a halve on the 17th and then sealed the deal with a closing hole win.
SEMIFINAL AND QUARTERFINAL RECAP
Two-seed Andress Schonbaum and 13-seed Herik Machado de Oliveira have survived the gauntlet and they will square off in Sunday's 36-hole Argentine Amateur final. The match at Pilar Golf Club will begin at 8:30 a.m. local time.
Schonbaum handled his business relatively easily in the quarterfinals defeating Florida State senior and 10-seed Cristobal Del Solar 4&2. In the semifinals Schonbaum was again able to end the match early with a 3&2 triumph over three-seed Juan Alvarez.
Herik Machado de Oliveir was able to advance thanks to a dominant 5&4 win over the lowest remaining seed, No. 37-seed Juan Cruz Rocca in the quarterfinals and then a 3&1 victory against John Ross Galbraith.
ABOUT THE Argentine Amateur
The Argentine Amateur (Campeonato Argentino
de Aficionados) is an international match play
tournament, with 36 hole stroke play qualifying
determine 64 players for match play.
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