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Valliere in South America

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January 24, 2013 · 12:37 PM
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MARK VALLIERE OF Courtenay is seen at the opening ceremonies of the South American Amateur Championships. / PHOTO SUBMITTED

Seven members of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team Program are competing in the eighth playing of the South American Amateur Championship from Jan. 23-26 at the par-72 Rincón de Cajica Golf Club near Bogotá, Colombia.

Team Canada Development Squad members Mark Valliere of Courtenay, B.C., Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows, B.C., Matt Scobie of Ajax, Ont. and Hugo Bernard of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que. are vying for the men’s title, while National Squad members Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. and Jisoo Keel of Coquitlam, B.C. are featured in the women’s competition.

With players from 19 countries on site, the South American Amateur Championship is being contested over 72 holes of stroke-play competition, consisting of 18 holes on each of the four days of the championship.

Team Canada Men’s Squad head coach Derek Ingram and Team Canada Women’s Squad assistant coach Ann Carroll are on site with the players in Colombia.

A total of 132 players will be vying for the titles in their respective male and female divisions.

– Golf Canada