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The Latin American Amateur Championship has just announced that they have chosen Casa de Campo as the host of their 2nd annual championship which will be played from the 14th to the 17th of January 2016.
The announcement came at the opening of the first annual Latin American Amateur Championship, currently being played in Argentina, where president of the Casa de Campo resort, Rafael Torres and Gilles Gagnon, director of golf were present.
The 72 hole stroke-play tournament will be played on Casa de Campo’s most famous golf course, the Teeth of the Dog, the Caribbean’s number 1 course, designed by Pete Dye.
Teeth of the Dog
“It is a great honor for us to have been selected to host this prestigious championship,” said Rafael Torres, President of Casa de Campo. “We are fortunate that the selection committee has seen fit to bring the LAAC to what we believe is the finest golf resort in this region. The employees and the residents of Casa de Campo will be proud to be a part of Latin America’s premier amateur golf competition.”
Founded by the Masters Tournament, The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA), the LAAC was established to further develop amateur golf throughout this region, and specifically in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Each year, the Latin America Amateur Championship gives amateurs from 27 countries a shot at playing in the Masters and qualifying for golf’s two oldest championships. The winner will receives a spot in the Masters and will be exempt into the final stage of qualifying for the British Open and U.S. Open, along with an exemption to any other USGA championship for which the amateur is eligible.
At least two players will come from each of 27 countries recognized by the International Olympic Committee, which also are part of the International Golf Federation. Along with South America, they include countries in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.
Congratulations to Casa de Campo on being chosen as host for this important international golfing event and we look forward to hearing more about the Latin American Amateur Championship in Casa de Campo a little nearer to the time.