Valliere third best Canadian in Colombia

Competing at South American Amateur Golf Championships

Mark Valliere of Courtenay posted the third best finish for the Canadian men at the South American Amateur Golf Championship, held Jan. 23-26 at the par 72 Rincon de Cajica Golf Club near Bogota, Colombia.

Valliere tied for 20th overall with a 314 gross on rounds of 88-79-71-76. The top Canadian male was Kevin Kwon who finished in a five-way tie for 12th at 306. Matt Scobie of Canada was part of a three-way tie for 18th at 312. Shinkwin Callum of England captured the overall men’s title, with a score of +5, 293.

Canada’s Brooke Henderson captured the women’s title. She led  wire-to-wire, finishing at +11, 299. She carded rounds of 73-75-76-75 to become the first Canadian to earn the prestigious amateur golf title.

Six members of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team Program competed in the eighth playing of the event. A total of 132 players from 19 countries took part.

 

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