American Quartet ready for South American Amateur
From L-R: Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Meghan Stasi and Julia Potter
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (January 17, 2017) -- This
week marks the 11th playing of the South American
and four Americans, selected by the USGA in November
competing in the event to be played at Martindale
Host course, Martindale Country Club was designed
by Marcos Capdepont and Diego Caprile and has hosted
a number of national and South American
championships, most notably the Argentine Open
Championship in 1999 and 2014.
Over the years the course has also hosted the
Argentine Amateur Championships (1992, 2013), the
Southern Cross Cup (2007), the South American Junior
Championship (1999), the South American Junior
Championship U15 (2006, 2016, Argentine Stroke Play
Championship (1993, 1997, 2004, 2011) and the
Argentine Women’s Open (2008).
For the South American Amateur the course will
play as a par-72 at 6,934 yards for the men and 5,909
yards for the women.
Beginning on Thursday and running
through Sunday the United States will be represented
by USGA champions Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey,
Meghan Stasi and Julia Potter.
Stewart Hagestad: The former
Trojan captured the 2016 U.S. Mid-
Amateur while also winning the Metropolitan Amateur (NY) last year.
also included a runner-up finish at the George C.
Thomas Invitational and a tie for seventh at the Crane
On the same day that it was announced that
Hagestad was headed to the South American Amateur
it was announced that he would be a part of the
Cup practice session.
Scott Harvey: 2015 South American
Amateur winner and last
years runner-up, Harvey is back and looking for another
after another fantastic season. Harvey, the runner-up at
the U.S. Mid-Amateur, picked up his biggest win of his
season at the George C. Thomas Invitational.
noteworthy finishes included a third place at the
Porter Cup and a second place finish at the Gasparilla
Like Hagestad, Harvey attended
the December Walker Cup practice session.
Meghan Stasi: In 2016 Stasi made a
to the U.S. Women's
Mid-Amateur quarterfinals and also finished tied for
10th at the Harder Hall Invitational. Stasi, the winner of
four U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, placed eighth at
the South American Women's Amateur in 2015.
Julia Potter: 2016 marked the the
second time in
years that Potter has won the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur,
previously winning in 2013.
Editors Note: The South American Amateur
provided information for this story.
ABOUT THE South American 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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