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Manuel Merizalde, champion of the Comfenalco Cup Amateur Golf Tournament | THE UNIVERSAL

When it became known that Manuel Merizalde was going to participate in the Comfenalco Cup Amateur Golf Tournament, all eyes were immediately focus


When it became known that Manuel Merizalde was going to participate in the Comfenalco Cup Amateur Golf Tournament, all eyes were immediately focused on him and he became the favorite to take the title.

The former professional player of the Club El Rinconde Bogotá confirmed his favorite label by adding another champion trophy to his award-winning showcase this Sunday after finishing with a total of 213 strokes, four under par and beating Carlos Rodríguez, of the Farallones Club by six hits. Cali.

Merizalde presented a card of 71 hits (-1) in the first round on Friday and on Saturday he practically sealed his title with a score of 68 hits (-4) that catapulted him to the lead. Yesterday, Merizalde made one shot more than par and that was enough to add his second title this year, now as an amateur golfer.

The best foreigners were Ben El Cohn (Ecuador), Philip Thorin (Ecuador) and Álvaro Ortiz (Costa Rica), in the 3rd, 4th and 5th positions, respectively. (“I’m very happy to be here”: Álvaro Ortiz, golfer from Costa Rica)

The best net in the First Category was obtained by the Ecuadorian Ben El Cohn, with a total of 222 strokes, escorted by Henrique Lecompte (Club Campestre de Cartagena), 223 and Roberto Tarud ( de Barranquilla), 223. (Merizalde, la great attraction of the Amateur Golf Tournament in Cartagena)

The other champions were: Santiago Ferrer (Club El Rodeo de Medellín), best gross second category with 243 hits; followed by Sebastián Riveros (Lagos del Caujaral) with 243 as well.

The best net was achieved by Andrés Felipe Jiménez (Country Club de Cartagena) with 223 strokes, followed by Miguel Desmoineaux (Club Campestre de Cartagena) with 231 and Andrés Bustamante (El Rodeo de Medellín).

In the third category, the best gross was reached by Jack Albornoz (Tennis Club de Cúcuta) with 262 strokes, followed by José Lequerica (Club Campestre de Cartagena) with 274. The best net was for Juan Manuel Mideros (Campestre de Manizales) with 222, escorted by Carlos Ardila (Tennis Club de Cúcuta) with 228 and Jorge Ávila (Club Campestre de Cartagena), with 236 strokes.

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