Dev Series - PGA TOUR Latinoamérica gets new look
March 01, 2017
By Communications, PGATOURLA.COM
A new image for the Dev Series
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida, EE.UU. – Rebranded as Dev Series – PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and showcasing a new logo starting this week, the Dev Series is already into its fifth season providing PGA TOUR Latinoamérica access to new talents competing on their National Tours across Latin America.
Launched in 2013, the Dev Series strengthens the Tour reach by putting together a schedule that includes events in markets such as Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico and Paraguay.
The top-five players from each Dev Series event earn access into a final that awards PGA TOUR Latinoamérica status for the following year. With 15 Tour cards available at the final event, the Dev Series offers Latin American players a shortcut as they can avoid going to Q-School to claim membership.
“We are committed to making the game of golf grow across the region and these events are the ideal ground for several up-and-coming from across Latin America to make it to the next level,” said the Dev Series Executive Director Henrique Lavié.
Two events have already been played this Dev Series season, with Daniel Zuluaga of Colombia winning the Abierto Lagos de Caujaral in Barranquilla, Colombia last December, and amateur Marcos Montenegro of Argentina claiming the 99th Abierto del Sur in Mar del Plata, Argentina in February.
The 2017 final will take the Dev Series back to Malinalco Golf Club in Malinalco, Mexico – December 4-11. Players who qualify for that final events will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of notable Dev Series graduates such as Juan Sebastián Muñoz, who is a PGA TOUR member this season. The young Colombian won two Dev Series events to earn his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card in 2015 before going on to win on the Web.com Tour to earn his TOUR card for 2016-17.
The following are the events that have already been confirmed on the 2017 Dev Series schedule:
CLUB CITY AND COUNTRY PRIZE WINNER Dic. 15-18/2016
Abierto Lagos de Caujaral
Lagos de Caujaral
Barranquilla, Colombia $40.000
Daniel Zuluaga Feb. 8-11/2017
99 Abierto del Sur Mar de Plata Golf Club
Mar de Plata, Argentina
$35.000 Marcos Montenegro TBD Abierto de Venezuela TBD
TBD $30.000 Mar. 30 - Apr. 2/2017 36° Abierto Norpatagónico Club de Golf Palihue Bahía Blanca, Argentina $35.000 Maxi Godoy
May. 8-13/2017 51° Abierto del Norte Salta Polo Club Salta, Argentina $35.000 César Costilla May. 18-21/2017
Abierto CC El Carmel
Club Campestre El Carmel Bogotá, Colombia $35.000 Jul. 13-16/2017 Abierto Club Militar
Club Militar de Golf Bogotá, Colombia $35.000 Aug. 17-20/2017 Abierto Club Campestre de Medellín Club Campestre de Medellín
$35.000 Aug. 17-20/2017 Abierto de Paraguay
Club Centenario - Surubi
Asunción, Paraguay $40.000 Sep. Bolivia Open Mitsuba
TBD TBD $50.000 Oct. 26-29/2017
Abierto de Serrezuela
Serrezuela Country Club Bogotá, Colombia $35.000 Nov. 23-26/2017 Andrés Romero Invitational
Buenos Aires Golf Club Buenos Aires, Argentina
$40.000 Dec. 4-11/2017 Dev Series Final Malinalco Golf Club Malinalco, Mexico $40.000