Colombia and Chile Take Center Stage In Professional Golf
If the only C & C you’ve heard tell about lately are Coore and Crenshaw, golf course designers of not, add another pair of consonants to your requiem. Chile and Colombia are hosting professional tournaments this week and the action is quite good.
The Nationwide Tour began its season last week in Panama and its fortnight south with an austral move this week to Colombia. The Bogota Open is being contested at the eponymous country club in the country’s capital city. Despite a weather-delayed first round (una tormenta or un aguacero, as the natives might say) 66s currently top the board, courtesy of Matthew Giles and Garth Mulroy.
Farther south, the Tour de las Americas opens its season at the oddly-named Prince of Wales country club in Santiago, Chile. While native Chilean Benjamin Alvarado crests the list with a 66, a slim stroke behind is Federico Cabrera, Argentine whose father (Angel) is somewhat known in the world of professional golf.
While the TDA will continue its season in Colombia, Argentina and other points latino, the Nationwide Tour returns to the lower 48 in two weeks, ending its brief cumbia through the americas.
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