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Friday, May 13, 2022

Player’s Take: Cristóbal Del Solar

Player’s Take: Cristóbal Del Solar

Chile’s Cristóbal Del Solar is in his fourth full PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season, and while he hasn’t won yet this season—something he did in both 2018 and 2019—he might be having his most consistent season. In eight tournaments, Del Solar has made seven cuts, is sixth on the Totalplay Cup Points ...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Meissner closes the gap

Meissner closes the gap

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida—With a tie for third at the Diners Club Perú Open and a tie for second at the Quito Open in his last two starts, the highly consistent Mitchell Meissner has charged to second on the Totalplay Cup standings. The 25-year old from San Antonio, Texas, is within 117 points o...

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Sunday, May 08, 2022

Long wait is over as Shah wins in Quito

Long wait is over as Shah wins in Quito

QUITO, Ecuador—Manav Shah came out Sunday morning needing to complete the final six holes of his third round. After posting a 4-under 68, he went out a couple of hours later and played even better. Shah, a UCLA graduate, pulled away from a bunched leaderboard late in the round, shooting a bogey-f...

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Saturday, May 07, 2022

Officials suspend play in Quito; Thelen leads

Officials suspend play in Quito; Thelen leads

QUITO, Ecuador—Kevin Velo, the Quito Open 36-hole leader, was about to hit his third shot from the greenside bunker on No. 11 when PGA TOUR Latinoamérica officials halted play due to lightning in the area. Within about 10 minutes, heavy rain began to fall, and officials eventually suspended the t...

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Velo goes low, takes over Quito Open lead

Velo goes low, takes over Quito Open lead

QUITO, Ecuador—Following his opening round in PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s Quito Open, American Kevin Velo made a slight change in his putting setup. “I just bumped my hips slightly left to get them a little more aligned with the rest of my body. I was trying to equal out what I was doing with my sho...

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Thursday, May 05, 2022

Shah is brilliant, shoots 63 to grab lead in Quito

Shah is brilliant, shoots 63 to grab lead in Quito

QUITO, Ecuador—Manav Shah says he’s always had good vibes at Quito Tennis and Golf Club, so perhaps what he did in Thursday’s first round of the Quito Open should not be surprising. In his third time playing a PGA TOUR Latinoamérica tournament in Ecuador’s capital city, the vibe was really strong...

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Wednesday, May 04, 2022

2022 Quito Open: High there!

2022 Quito Open: High there!

QUITO, Ecuador—Whether you’re doing your measuring in feet or meters, the Quito Tennis and Golf Club is way up there. As in way up there. At 9,350 feet above sea level, the home of this week’s Quito Open, the eighth event on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica schedule, holds the distinction as the tourna...

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Sunday, May 01, 2022

Toledo coasts to resounding win in Lima

Toledo coasts to resounding win in Lima

LIMA, Peru—What started out looking like it would be an 18-hole battle among a handful of players in the final round of the Diners Club Peru Open presented by Volvo turned into a rout—thanks to José Toledo. The Guatemalan began the day alone in second place but seized control of the tournament du...

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Becker’s 64 gives him one-shot, 54-hole lead

Becker’s 64 gives him one-shot, 54-hole lead

LIMA, Peru—Rafael Becker did his part in Saturday’s third round of the Diners Club Peru Open presented by Volvo. His 8-under 64 at Los Inkas Golf Club gives him a one-stroke lead with 18 holes to play. Jose Toledo is his closest pursuer, with Gustavo Silva in third and Raul Pereda and Cristobal D...

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Toledo pulls ahead, leads by two in Peru

Toledo pulls ahead, leads by two in Peru

LIMA, Peru—Guatemala’s José Toledo had a shot at victory last week at the JHSF Brazil Open. Toledo eventually settled for third place after he made three bogeys coming down the stretch to drop four shots behind winner Jaime López Rivarola. Toledo has obviously shaken off any disappointment he fel...

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