The Southern Golf Zone Cup, which is played at the Punta Tiburón Country Club and the La Villa Rica Golf Club, Veracruz, yielded important results.
In the 18 and under category, the best score of the day was made by José Antonio Safa, from the Club Campestre de Torreón, and Patricio González, from Monterrey, both with 70 hits (-2).
“In this field you have to be focused on all the shots because if one goes wrong you can make a big number. It was a very stressful day, but I stayed focused and was able to make a good score”, explained González.
For her part, in the women’s branch, the local Daniela Abonce was uncovered with six birdies between holes 12 and 18 to finish at the top of the board with a round of 67 strokes (-5).
“In the first lap there was still a lot of air and I shot two birdies and three bogeys closing one up. In the second lap I scored very well, I hit several, from 12 to 16 I hit pure bridge and closed with a birdie also on 18 so I’m very happy with my result”, she said.
The surprise at La Villa Rica Golf Club was given by Leonardo López, from the 10-11 category after recording seven birdies and two bogeys to finish the first round with a total of 67 (-5).
“My experience was very good, I played very well and kept a good score all day. My strategy was to control my shots, control the trajectory and the effect they had”, said the Amanali Country Club golfer.
Ultimately, only seven players managed to finish the first day of competition below field par. This Sunday the weather is expected to be a little warmer and not too windy, which could help to see better scores.
Results – Round 1:
Category 18 years and under
1. Daniela Abonce 67 (-5) / La Villa Rica Golf Club
2. Ana Lucía Treviño 72 (E) / Monterrey Country Club
T3 Vania Simont 74 (+2) / Chiluca Country Club
T1 José Antonio Safa 70 (-2) / Club Campestre Torreón
T1 Patricio González 70 (-2) / Monterrey Country Club
3. Leonardo Lavalle 72 (E) / Country Club of Querétaro
Category 15 years and under
1. Hani Lee 75 (+3) / Guatemala
2. Araxy Kirokian 77 (+5) / Los Encinos Golf Club
3. Look at Ontañón 78 (+6) / Palmilla Golf Club
1. Miguel Anaya 69 (-3) / IJGA La Loma
2. Pavel Casas 73 (+1) / Torreon Country Club
3. Luis Emilio Gudiño 73 (+1) / Valle Alto Golf Club
1. Ana Paula Garcia 74 (+2) / Acapulco Golf Club
T2 Sofía López Pliego 77 (+5) / Punta Tiburón Country Club
T2 Maria Paula Navarrete 77 (+5) / Yucatan Country Club
T1 Patricio Safa 73 (+1) / Torreón Country Club
T1 Sebastian Montemayor 73 (+1) / Monterrey Country Club
3. Juan Antonio Aliseda 74 (+2) / El Campanario Country Club
1. Nazareth Nuñez 70 (-2) / Villahermosa Country Club
2. Audrey Rodriguez 72 (E) / Champions Golf Academy
3. Regina Maldonado 73 (+1) / El Campanario Country Club
1. Leonardo Lopez 67 (-5) / Amanali Country Club
T2 Alberto Rodríguez 74 (+2) / Saltillo Country Club
T2 Abraham López 74 (+2) / Puebla Country Club
1. María Paula Rodríguez 33 (-3) / Saltillo Country Club
T2 Angela Rosendo 38 (+2) / Alamo Country Club
T2 Lia Hueso 38 (+2) / Rancho Contento Country Club
1. Oscar Olmedo 36 (E) / San Gil Golf Club
2. Cristian Castillo 38 (+2) / Guatemala
3. Sergio Simon 40 (+4) / Country Club of Queretaro
Category 7 and under
1. Quetzali Leon 41 (+5) / El Campanario Country Club
2. Maria Jose Torres 44 (+8) / Lomas Country
3. 3. Lucciana Roman 48 (+12) / Alamo Country Club
1. José Emiliano Becerril 38 (+2) / Country Club of Querétaro
2. Paolo Yerena 39 (+3) / Leon Country Club
3. Nicolás Escalante 40 (+4) / Villa Rica Golf Club.