SA two shots off the pace after the first round

Members of Spainish team from the left Juan Fransciso Sarasti and Moises Cobo ArrayaThe South African amateur golf team pairing of Derik Ferreira and Adrian Ford, finished yesterday’s first round of the Juan Carols Tailhade Cup team competition two shots off the pace. Both players recorded rounds of 73, two over par, to record a team score of 146, four over par.

The 72 hole stroke play tournament, which is both a team and individual competition, is being played at the Los Lagartos Country Club outside Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Leaders, after 18 holes, are the teams from Spain and England. Each recorded team scores, in which both players scores count, of 144, two over par.

The best round of the day went to Nino Daniele Bertasio, from Italy, and Fernando Chiesa, from Argentina, who both recorded 69, two under par. They are one shot clear of the field.

Both South Africans finished their rounds on two over par, 73, and are grouped in 20th place, tied with ten other players, in the individual competition.

The second round is played today, with Ford and Ferreira being paired with the hosts Argentina. They have been given a late tee off time.

The final round will be played on Sunday.

37th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup

Course: Los Lagartos Country Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Par 71

Team Competition
par: 142 (71,71)
144 – Spain (Juan Sarasti 72; Moises Cobo Arrayas 72), England (Luke Goddard 74; Matthew Haines 70)
145 – Scotland (Scott Borrowman 71; Greg Paterson 74), Netherlands (Floris de Vries 72; Reiner Saxton 73)
146 – Australia (Jason Scrivener 72; Brendan Smith 74), Finland (Kalle Samooja 72; Henri Satama 74), South Africa (Derik Ferreira 73; Adrian Ford 73)
147 – Colombia (Alvaro Arizabaletar 71; Juan Luna Turbay 76), Italy (Nino Bertasio 69; Niccolo Quintarelli 78)
148 – Argentina (Ary Rodrigues 77; Jorge Fernandez 71)
149 – Uruguay (Juan Alvarez 75; Agustin Tarigo 74), United States (Andrew McCabe 77; Cecil Hickman 72)

Individual Competition
(par: 71)
69 – Nino Bertasio (Italy), Fernando Chiesa (Argentina)
70 – Santiago Abreu (Argentina), Matthew Haines (England)

South African’s Scores:
73 – Derik Ferreira, Adrian Ford

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