SA pair slip, Argentina takes control in Tailhade Cup

SA number five ranked Therion Nel from Bloemfontein (left) and fourth ranked Luca Filippi from Milnerton are representing South Africa in the 47th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup at Los Lagartos Country Club in Argentina; credit GolfRSA.

PILAR, Argentina (4 November 2018) – While South Africa’s Luca Filippi backpedalled on Saturday, Guillermo Estivill gave the local crowds plenty to cheer about as he continued to lead the 47th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup at Los Lagartos Country Club.

Estivill carded a third round 69 to finish on three-under 207 and he maintains a two-shot lead over countryman Martin Contini.

Filippi broke into the top five with a second round 65, but he slipped to a tie for 12th with a 74 on moving day.

Fellow GolfRSA National Squad player Therion Nel enjoyed his best day in Pilar, however. The Bloemfontein golfer closed with a 71 to move to joint 37th with 18 holes to play.

Argentina also took over pole position in the 21st International Team competition, which is played concurrently with the 72-hole individual championship.

Contini fired a 64 and Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira added a 70 for a third round 134 that lifted the host union into first place on four-over. They lead by six shots from Germany and Spain.

South Africa combined for 145, losing two spots and dropping to joint six with Mexico on 14-over.

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Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA.