Isabella Fierro leads South American Women's Amateur
Martindale Country Club <br>(Lets Golf Argentina Photo)
Martindale Country Club
(Lets Golf Argentina Photo)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (January 19, 2017) -- Isabella Fierro of Mexico has taken the first round lead at the South American Women's Amateur. Fierro used a 4-under 68 on Thursday at Martindale Country Club to open up a one-stroke leading heading into Friday's second round.

Teeing off on No. 10 Fierro was level through her first six holes before starting to find her grove with birdies on Nos. 16 and 17. Fierro did drop a shot on the 18th but she was still able to turn with a 1-under 35 opening side. Unfazed by the late side bogey, Fierro played flawless golf on her second nine and along the way she recorded 1st, 4th and 5th hole birdies.

Argentina's Ela Anacona is in second place following an opening day 3-under 69 that showcased four birdies and only one bogey. After starting her round with three straight pars and then a bogey, Anacona rebounded with four birdies the rest of the day.

At 2-under Ireland's Paula Grant is currently in third place and two shots off the pace while Argentina's Agustina Gomez Cisterna, New Zealand's Amelia Garvey and Paraguay's Sofia Garcia are tied for fourth at 1-under. Garcia is the two-time defending champion.

The lead American is two-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur winner Julia Potter and she is tied for seventh after an even-par 72 on Thursday. Potter started on the 10th hole and she had a relatively quite day with a 15th hole birdie and 4th hole bogey.

Four-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur winner Meghan Stasi is 2-over and part of small group sharing 16th.

Results: South American Women's Amateur
1MexicoIsabella FierroMexico70068-71-67-68=274
T2FLMeghan StasiOakland Park, FL50074-76-68-66=284
T2INJulia Potter-BobbIndianapolis, IN50072-72-74-66=284
T4ColombiaSilvia GarcesColombia40073-71-73-68=285
T4WalesBethan MorrisWales40072-74-71-68=285

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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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