2016 Results

Chaplet’s Strong Finish Seals One-Stroke Victory, Masters Invite

Paul Chaplet, Champion of the 2016 Latin America Amateur Championship at Casa de Campo. Sunday January 17th, 2016. Enrique Berardi/LAAC.

Paul Chaplet, Champion of the 2016 Latin America Amateur Championship at Casa de Campo. Sunday January 17th, 2016. Enrique Berardi/LAAC.

Date:            January 14-17, 2016
Venue:        Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic
Par:              36-36-72
Length:       7,274 yards 
Opened:      1971

Paul Chaplet, of Costa Rica, executed a delicate chip shot that led to a tap-in birdie on the 485-yard, par-5 14th to take a one-stroke lead, then outdueled a tightly bunched group of players down the stretch to capture a one-stroke victory, winning the Latin America Amateur Championship with a 3-under-par total of 285.

With the victory, Chaplet earned an invitation to the 2016 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 145th Open Championship and the 2016 U.S. Open.

After two pars to start his day, Chaplet made a tap-in birdie on the 534-yard, par-5 third hole. He added back-to-back birdies on Nos. 7 and 8, but made his first bogey of the day on the difficult par-3 13th hole, which had as many bogeys (21) as pars for the day.

On No. 14, the easiest hole of the day with a 4.54 stroke average, Chaplet was determined to get the stroke back. His second shot on the par 5 went over the green and left him with a slightly downhill chip to a green that sloped away. He executed it with perfect touch, and later called it the crucial shot of the day.

“It was not an easy chip shot, and I knew I needed to make something good there,” said Chaplet. “That shot gave me momentum to keep going, and really gave me a positive attitude on the holes that came after.”

The closing four holes of Casa de Campo played an average of two strokes over par for the 50-player field on Sunday, so Chaplet’s bogey after missing the green to the left on the par-3 16th was not unexpected. He made a pair of solid pars on Nos. 17 and 18.

Jorge Garcia, of Venezuela, who was tied with Chaplet as he played the par-4 17th hole, hit his approach shot into a fronting bunker and made bogey. Garcia played a brilliant approach shot to the final green, but missed a 10-foot birdie putt that would have forced a playoff and finished at 2-under 286.

“I feel like with the way I hit the ball, I had more than enough chances to win this championship,” said Garcia. “It’s something that gives me a lot of confidence, and I’ll just work harder next year.”

Venue Information

Opened in 1971 and designed by Pete Dye, Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo features seven holes along the Atlantic Ocean and is routinely ranked as one of the best courses throughout all of Latin America. Casa de Campo was named the number-one golf resort in the world by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) for its collection of golf courses, professional facilities and commitment to service and exceeding guest expectations.

Weather

No weather delays occurred throughout the week. Following afternoon clouds and a few sprinkles on Thursday, Friday brought the coolest morning of the week, with lows around 20 degrees Celsius. Winds from the south kept clouds inland over the weekend, providing plenty of sunshine and highs around 30 degrees Celsius.

2016 Results

POS NAME NAT R1 R2 R3 R4 TOT
1 Paul Chaplet CRC 73 71 71 70 -3
2 Jorge Garcia VEN 71 72 69 74 -2
T3 Alejandro Tosti ARG 75 65 73 74 -1
T3 Joaquín Niemann CHI 73 71 72 71 -1
T3 Luis Fernando Barco PER 73 69 76 69 -1
T6 Ivan Camilo Ramirez COL 72 72 75 69 E
T6 George Trujillo VEN 73 74 71 70 E
T6 Jesus Dario Montenegro ARG 72 71 72 73 E
T6 Gaston Bertinotti ARG 75 67 69 77 E
T10 Juan Miguel Heredia ECU 72 71 75 72 2
T10 José Luis Montaño BOL 72 69 79 70 2
12 Nicolas Echavarria COL 72 65 77 77 3
T13 Herik Machado BRA 73 75 69 75 4
T13 Manuel Torres VEN 73 74 68 77 4
T13 Claudio Correa CHI 72 72 75 73 4
T16 Jaime Lopez Rivarola ARG 78 69 77 69 5
T16 Juan Carlos Serrano MEX 72 72 78 71 5
T16 José Andres Miranda ECU 68 76 74 75 5
T19 Johann Voss BOL 75 72 73 74 6
T19 Juan Alvarez URU 73 77 69 75 6
T19 Devaughn Robinson BAH 73 72 76 73 6
T22 Juan José Guerra DOM 76 70 77 72 7
T22 Fernando Cruz Valle MEX 72 76 74 73 7
T24 Santiago Gomez COL 71 77 72 76 8
T24 Jeronimo Esteve PUR 75 74 75 72 8
T24 James Johnson BAR 75 69 75 77 8
T24 Cristobal Del Solar CHI 73 77 73 73 8
T24 Andy Schonbaum ARG 74 73 73 76 8
29 Matias Lezcano ARG 75 73 74 75 9
T30 Matias Dominguez CHI 71 72 78 77 10
T30 Daniel Kenji Ishii BRA 69 75 73 81 10
T30 Raul Pereda de la Huerta MEX 69 74 73 82 10
T33 Felipe Strobach PER 71 75 73 80 11
T33 Erick Juan Morales PUR 69 76 79 75 11
35 Esteban Restrepo COL 77 73 74 76 12
T36 Matthew Marquez TTO 76 69 75 81 13
T36 Daniel Gurtner GUA 71 77 79 74 13
T36 Jose Narro MEX 74 76 75 76 13
T36 Jonathan Newnham JAM 74 73 74 80 13
T36 Gustavo Morantes VEN 77 72 77 75 13
T41 José Mendez CRC 74 72 84 72 14
T41 Marcos Aurelio Negrini BRA 71 74 80 77 14
T41 John Streibich ISV 73 75 75 79 14
T44 Gustavo Silvero PAR 74 74 72 84 16
T44 Luis Gerardo Garza MEX 70 79 77 78 16
46 Alvaro E. Ortiz CRC 75 69 82 79 17
47 Robert Calvesbert PUR 73 77 75 82 19
48 Talin Rajendranath TTO 74 74 81 79 20
49 Rohan Boettcher BRA 75 73 79 86 25
50 Jorge L. Melendez GUA 74 75 87 80 28
51 Alvaro Ortiz MEX 68 79 DQ DQ DQ
MC Jarryd Dillas BER 77 74 151
MC Matias Simaski ARG 76 75 151
MC Miguel Ordonez PAN 79 72 151
MC Rafael Miranda Ponce ECU 79 72 151
MC George Scanlon BOL 75 77 152
MC Eithel McGowen PER 72 80 152
MC Rhadamés Peña DOM 72 80 152
MC Martín Cancino CHI 79 73 152
MC Sebastian Barnoya GUA 74 79 153
MC Alejandro Restrepo VEN 74 79 153
MC Roberto Ruiz MEX 77 77 154
MC Ian Facey JAM 78 76 154
MC Andre Tourinho BRA 75 79 154
MC Sachin Kumar TTO 75 79 154
MC Andres Gallegos ARG 77 77 154
MC Pedro Nagayama BRA 80 74 154
MC Dorian Delmas Peña PAR 77 77 154
MC Mateo Gomez COL 77 77 154
MC Chad McCann DOM 75 79 154
MC Trevor Levine ISV 80 74 154
MC Michael Wight CAY 80 75 155
MC Mateo Leon ECU 72 83 155
MC Pablo Andres Torres Hernandez COL 78 77 155
MC Liam Bryden TTO 81 74 155
MC Alejandro Perazzo VEN 77 80 157
MC Andres Russi CRC 79 78 157
MC Tomas Gana CHI 76 81 157
MC Jorge Herrera GUA 81 76 157
MC Lucas Rosso CHI 75 83 158
MC Sebastian Smith CHI 73 85 158
MC José O. Rodriguez PUR 77 81 158
MC Juan Camilo Giraldo COL 78 80 158
MC Scott Stollmeyer BAR 78 81 159
MC Raul Carbonell PAN 76 83 159
MC Esteban Missura ECU 78 82 160
MC Sergio Roman ECU 75 85 160
MC Ernesto Marin NCA 81 79 160
MC Rodrigo Sol ESA 79 81 160
MC Facundo Alvarez URU 79 82 161
MC Walker Campbell BER 80 81 161
MC Alonso Palma Menchelli PER 83 79 162
MC George Riley DOM 78 84 162
MC Francisco Muñoz DOM 82 80 162
MC Christian Graf PER 80 84 164
MC Luis Rogelio Medina MEX 83 81 164
MC Ben Gillmor LCA 82 82 164
MC Bobby Moore ESA 79 86 165
MC Andrew Jarvis CAY 88 77 165
MC Juan Pablo Ortiz GUA 79 87 166
MC Elijah Delancy BAH 81 87 168
MC Hiram Silfa DOM 87 82 169
MC Patricio Alzamora PER 84 87 171
MC Cliff Alcide LCA 83 90 173
MC Michael Ahlers NCA 90 89 179
MC Iñaki Lopez URU 92 95 187
MC Jacklin Jean HAI 101 97 198