2015 Results

MATIAS DOMINGUEZ WINS 2015 LATIN AMERICA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Matias Dominguez of Chile celebrating with his caddie at the 3rd hole during the second round at the 2015 Latin American Amateur Championship at Pilar Golf Club on Friday January 16th, 2015. Enrique Berardi/LAAC.

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Matias Dominguez of Chile celebrating with his caddie at the 3rd hole during the second round at the 2015 Latin American Amateur Championship at Pilar Golf Club on Friday January 16th, 2015. Enrique Berardi/LAAC.

Date:            January 15-18, 2015
Venue:        Pilar Golf – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Par:              36-36-72
Length:       7,255 yards 
Opened:      1992

Matias Dominguez, of Chile, holed a short bogey putt on the 72nd hole to hold off Alejandro Tosti, of Argentina, by one stroke and capture the inaugural Latin America Amateur Championship with an 11-under-par total of 277 at Pilar Golf course outside of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dominguez earned an exemption into the 2015 Masters Tournament, as well as exemptions into The Amateur Championship (conducted by The R&A) and the U.S. Amateur Championship (conducted by the United States Golf Association). He also earned spots in final qualifying for The Open 2015 and the 2015 U.S. Open.

Dominguez, 22, the third-round leader by one stroke over Tosti, carded a final-round 71 as the championship came down to a near match-play situation between the two competitors. Dominguez led by three strokes after nine holes, but the lead was whittled to one when Tosti birdied the 303-yard, par-4 15th after driving the green and Dominguez bogeyed the next hole, the par-4 16th.

The 178-yard, par-3 17th proved pivotal. Tosti hit his tee shot to 20 feet, inside Dominguez, who was on the fringe. But Dominguez putted up to tap-in range, and Tosti knocked his birdie try 4 feet past the hole, then missed his par putt to restore Dominguez’s margin to two strokes with one hole to play.

Dominguez played conservatively on the par-4 18th, which features water on the right and in front of the green, and tapped in for bogey from 2 feet to earn the victory after Tosti made him earn it by saving his own par from 5 feet.

“It was going well until probably the 13th hole,” said Dominguez, who won the tournament as a senior at Texas Tech University. “The crowd made it really hard for me to focus. It’s almost impossible to keep calm in that position, but I tried to do my best. On that short putt [on No. 18], I couldn’t even feel anything.”

Venue Information

Established in 1992, Pilar Golf has hosted the Argentina Open twice (2006, 2011), the Argentina PGA

Championship twice (2002, 2003), the Argentina Stroke Play Amateur three times (1994, 2000, 2005) and is home to the Argentina Golf Association National Training Center.

Weather

The final round was suspended at 11:45 a.m. for four hours by rain and wet conditions with the final two groupings playing the seventh hole, resuming at 3:45 p.m.

2015 Results

POS NAME NAT R1 R2 R3 R4 TOT
1 Matias Dominguez CHI 72 65 69 71 -11
2 Alejandro Tosti ARG 69 70 68 71 -10
T3 Alvaro Ortiz MEX 68 73 71 67 -9
T3 Andre Tourinho BRA 70 66 75 68 -9
T5 Guillermo Pereira CHI 71 70 72 69 -6
T5 Santiago Gomez COL 69 75 70 68 -6
7 Joaquin Bonjour ARG 69 68 73 74 -4
T8 Jose Luis Montaño BOL 71 73 69 72 -3
T8 Juan Sebastian Muñoz COL 69 70 71 75 -3
10 Jorge Garcia VEN 71 75 70 70 -2
T11 Matias Simaski ARG 73 71 71 72 -1
T11 Luis Gerardo Garza MEX 72 73 70 72 -1
T13 Jose Mendez CRC 73 68 72 75 E
T13 Santiago Bauni ARG 72 68 72 76 E
T15 Erick Juan Morales PUR 77 72 68 72 1
T15 Esteban Restrepo COL 73 74 72 70 1
T15 Juan Miguel Heredia ECU 73 75 73 68 1
T15 Santiago Mejia COL 76 73 67 73 1
T19 Nicolas Echavarria COL 72 71 74 73 2
T19 Juan Alvarez URU 68 70 74 78 2
T19 Edward Figueroa PUR 72 74 74 70 2
T19 Gaston Bertinotti ARG 68 78 66 78 2
23 Lucas Rosso CHI 69 72 79 71 3
T24 Daniel Gurtner GUA 78 73 70 71 4
T24 Jaime Lopez Rivarola ARG 69 77 76 70 4
T24 Ian Facey JAM 68 77 75 72 4
T27 Rodrigo Rivas Muñoz CHI 71 74 75 73 5
T27 José Narro MEX 69 78 75 71 5
T27 Sebastian Barnoya GUA 72 79 72 70 5
T27 Alvaro E. Ortiz CRC 71 72 75 75 5
T31 Dorian Delmas PAR 71 73 75 75 6
T31 Robi Calvesbert PUR 72 73 74 75 6
T31 Joaquín Niemann CHI 75 72 73 74 6
T34 George Scanlon BOL 72 77 74 73 8
T34 Daniel Kenji Ishii BRA 72 74 79 71 8
T36 Roberto Ruiz MEX 77 72 71 77 9
T36 George Trujillo VEN 75 73 74 75 9
T36 Paul Chaplet CRC 72 71 81 73 9
T39 Andres Gallegos ARG 75 72 79 72 10
T39 Devaughn Robinson BAH 75 75 76 72 10
T39 Jesus Dario Montenegro ARG 71 78 70 79 10
T39 José O. Rodriguez PUR 73 77 74 74 10
T39 Ivan Camilo Ramirez COL 78 68 75 77 10
T44 Herik Machado BRA 76 74 73 76 11
T44 Jose Andres Miranda ECU 75 75 73 76 11
T44 Pedro Junqueira BRA 72 75 76 76 11
T44 José Pablo Rolz GUA 73 73 77 76 11
T48 Alejandro Perazzo VEN 76 73 77 74 12
T48 Juan Ignacio Garmendia ARG 71 73 81 75 12
T50 Tomaz Pimenta Pinheiro BRA 77 73 78 73 13
T50 Jarryd Dillas BER 74 78 71 78 13
T50 Jonathan Newnham JAM 73 77 79 72 13
T50 Matthew Marquez TTO 74 74 80 73 13
T54 Gustavo Silva CHI 77 74 76 75 14
T54 Jeronimo Esteve PUR 71 75 82 74 14
T54 Talin Rajendranath TTO 74 74 76 78 14
57 Patrick Sanchez MEX 79 71 76 77 15
58 Sergio Roman ECU 76 75 74 79 16
59 Aaron Terrazas MEX 73 71 78 83 17
60 Wolfgang Pedal PER 77 75 77 77 18
61 Juan Jose Guerra DOM 75 77 80 76 20
62 Marcelo Wilde BOL 72 78 79 80 21
MC Andres Rodas GUA 80 73 153
MC Michael Wight CAY 73 80 153
MC Enrique Grau PER 78 76 154
MC Miguel Ordonez PAN 80 74 154
MC Mark Phillips BER 77 77 154
MC Alejandro Valenzuela BOL 80 74 154
MC Fraser Hunt BER 77 77 154
MC Johann Voss BOL 79 76 155
MC James Johnson BAR 78 77 155
MC Jose Hernandez DOM 78 77 155
MC Nicholas Teuten URU 76 79 155
MC Esteban Missura ECU 77 78 155
MC Eithel McGowen PER 81 74 155
MC Sachin Kumar TTO 73 83 156
MC Kevin Muriel BOL 76 80 156
MC Facundo Alvarez URU 80 76 156
MC Kevin O’Connell ISV 71 85 156
MC Juan Moncayo ECU 75 82 157
MC Alonso Palma PER 77 80 157
MC Agustin Acosta URU 80 77 157
MC José L. Cardona PUR 79 78 157
MC Christian Graf PER 82 75 157
MC Juan de la Cruz ARG 77 80 157
MC Inaki Lopez URU 76 81 157
MC Payten Wight CAY 77 80 157
MC Rafael Barnoya GUA 83 75 158
MC Pedro Oviedo VEN 78 80 158
MC Kevin Ferris ISV 73 85 158
MC Jose Xavier Perez ECU 77 82 159
MC Julian Jordan BAR 83 77 160
MC Luiz Antonio Braga Jacintho BRA 74 86 160
MC Scott Stollmeyer BAR 84 78 162
MC Adrian Delmas PAR 83 79 162
MC Dinesh Jackree TTO 81 83 164
MC Federico Levinsky URU 76 88 164
MC Will Shoreman TCA 79 85 164
MC José Chagin VEN 79 86 165
MC Roland Cuculiza NCA 78 87 165
MC Juan Pablo Ortiz GUA 86 80 166
MC William Fookes VEN 84 83 167
MC Ernesto Marin NCA 81 86 167
MC Romanus Inglis LCA 83 85 168
MC Ricardo Arias ESA 86 83 169
MC Canice Louis LCA 89 93 182
MC Sebastian Bettaglio ESA 107 96 203
MC Gerald Mathias HAI 108 115 223