About the Dev Series
The beginning of the road to the elite of golf
March 02, 2016
By Media Team , PGATOURLA.COM
- The Malinalco Classic presented by CFSM - DEV SERIES Final gives status on Tour to the top-15 (E.Berardi/PGA TOUR)
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PONTE VEDRA, Florida - For the fourth consecutive year, the Developmental Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica began with the 98° Abierto del Sur in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
This set of tournaments played throughout the region creates opportunities for young talents across the continent.
The series has grown in recent years, giving the chance to hundreds of players across Latin America to access the Grand Final where they compete for 15 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica cards for the following year.
In 2015, the DEV Series featured 14 events in 8 countries, with purses between $30,000 and $90,000. So far, there are seven confirmed events for the 2016 season. The top-5 finishers in each event without status on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica the following season qualify for the Malinalco Classic presented by CFSM - DEV SERIES Final.
The final event gives full PGA TOUR Latinoamérica status to its top-5 finishers. Those finishing 6th through 10th earn conditional status, granting access to all tournaments in the first half of the season. The next five finishers (11-15) also earn some status on tour in 2016.
All players with conditional status go through a re-ranking at the end of the season’s first half.
Amateur Matias Simaski of Argentina had a stunning victory last year in the Diners Club Mitad del Mundo Cup Final Developmental Series that was played in the Club Los Arrayanes, in Quito, Ecuador. This led him to secure his PGA Tour Latinoamérica card and help him in the decision to become a professional.