June 19, 2013
Latin-American PGA Tour arrives in Argentina
By Gabriela Padín Losada
The 8th Roberto De Vicenzo Classic will take place from tomorrow to Sunday at the San Eliseo Country Club in San Vicente and will be the opening tournament of the Latin-American PGA Tour in Argentina.
Latin-American PGA Tour President Jack Warfield and Head Pro of San Eliseo Alvaro Canessa led the presentation of the event yesterday in Buenos Aires. 89-year-old former golf star De Vicenzo did not take part as scheduled because of low blood pressure that caused him to feel generally unwell.
“It is a great honour for us that a golf titan like Roberto De Vicenzo takes part in our Tour. We are very glad over how the tour is running. It surpassed our early expectations and to be in Argentina, which is the heart of the regional golf development, is extremely important for us,” said Warfield.
“We are very happy to be organizing the 8th Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational. It was a great effort to reach that aim but it represents a great satisfaction, too,” said Canessa. “We also want to thank Jack (Warfield) for establishing the “Roberto De Vicenzo Award” for the Order of Merit winner. This will make eternal the name of our great golf master,” added.
The 125,00-dollar-event will be the fifth of the first-ever Latin-American tour and will field 144 golfers.
Ariel Cañete, Tommy Cocha, Matías O’Curry and Clodomiro Carranza — the four won the first four events of the tour — will participate in it as well as César Costilla, Rafael Gómez, Emilio Domínguez, Rodolfo González, Maximiliano Godoy, Sebastián Fernández and defending champion Nelson Ledesma.
Admission is free and open to the public. The only request is to carry identify cards in order to enter into the country club. The Pro-Am for sponsors and special guests will take place today and the tournament itself will start tomorrow.