After two rounds played at the Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC) being held this week at the Santa Maria Golf Club in Panama City, the Dominican delegation will see action this weekend after overcoming the cut that includes the best fifty plus ties, in the event that brings together the best of Latin American amateur golf.
Rodrigo Huerta (77+74, +11, 33rd place) and Rhadamés Peña (77+76, +13, 45th place), were able to overcome the difficulties presented by the Santa María CC. Rodrigo went to the locker room with one birdie and five bogeys, and Rhada had one birdie and seven bogeys.
The course is considered by LAAC regulars as “one of the most difficult and complicated since the event began in 2015.” The layout, designed by Nicklaus Design, is a tough test for the players, not only because of the winding terrain and the strong movements on the greens, but also because of the strategic nature of the course and the strong heat that prevails in the area where temperatures of up to 38 degrees have been recorded, with strong humidity in the atmosphere.
The new leader of the tournament is the Mexican Omar Morales, who after rounds of 69 and 69, (-2, 138 strokes) is in the lead, followed closely by the Colombian Mateo Fuenmayor, who is 1 stroke behind the leader (-1), which guarantees a possible good battle during the weekend. In third place are Mexico’s Santiago de la Fuente and Brazil’s Andrey Xavier, both with even par, two strokes behind the leader.
TV SCHEDULES: The tournament can be seen Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. In addition, all rounds will be broadcast live on the tournament’s official website, www.LAACgolf.com.