ZURICH ARGENTINA SWING
Whitney takes over Zurich Argentina Swing lead
April 29, 2019
By Communications, PGATOURLA.COM
- April 29, 2019
- CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA - APRIL 28: during the final round of the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica 88 Abierto OSDE del Centro presentado por FiberCorp-Telecom at Córdoba Golf Club on April 28, 2019 in Córdoba, Argentina. (Photo by Enrique Berardi/PGA TOUR)
CÓRDOBA, Argentina—After his win at the 88th Abierto OSDE del Centro presented by FiberCorp-TELECOM, Tom Whitney moved into the lead of the Zurich Argentina Swing, the competition that counts the four 2019 events held in Argentina and offers a $10,000 bonus to the player who earns the most money in those tournaments.
Whitney tied for 13th at the Molino Cañuelas Championship earlier this month, and with the first-place money he picked up by winning at the Córdoba Golf Club, he has accumulated $33,883 halfway through the Swing. Whitney overtook Colombian Andrés Echavarría, winner of the event in Cañuelas, for the top spot in the standings.
“On a Tour with a lot of travel expenses, having the help of a bonus like the Zurich Argentina Swing is very important. It’s great news to know I'm leading now,” said the 29-year-old Whitney, who noted that Córdoba Golf Club is his favorite on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
Beyond the bonus money it offers, Zurich Argentina additionally maintains its social commitment with the “Hole 18” dynamic. For each birdie or eagle players make on the 18th hole at each of the Argentina tournaments, Zurich will make a donation of 1,000 Argentine pesos to the Fundación Futuros Profesionales Integrar, whose personalized scholarship program supports university students in their effort to finalize their careers.
Last week, players made 64 birdies on No. 18, with Zurich donating 64,000 pesos to go with the 262,000 pesos it donated because of the 198 birdies and eagles players made in Cañuelas.
The third stop of the Zurich Argentina Swing, the Neuquén Argentina Classic, will be in the second half of the year at Chapelco Golf Club. The competition will conclude at the 114th edition of the VISA Open de Argentina presentado por Macro when the 2019 winner is determined.
In the previous Zurich Argentina Swings, the winners were Kent Bulle (2015), Samuel Del Val (2016), Jared Wolfe (2017) and Clodomiro Carranza (2018).
ZURICH ARGENTINA SWING - STANDINGS AFTER 88 ABIERTO OSDE DEL CENTRO
POS. JUGADOR/PAÍS GANANCIAS 1 Tom Whitney, Estados Unidos $ 34,883 2 Andrés Echavarría, Colombia $ 31,500 3 Ryan Ruffels, Australia $ 18,900 3 Nicolo Galletti, Estados Unidos $ 18,900 5 Andreas Halvorsen, Noruega $ 15,444