2016 Results

Chaplet’s Strong Finish Seals One-Stroke Victory, Masters Invite

Paul Chaplet, Champion of the 2016 Latin America Amateur Championship at Casa de Campo. Sunday January 17th, 2016. Enrique Berardi/LAAC.

Paul Chaplet, Champion of the 2016 Latin America Amateur Championship at Casa de Campo. Sunday January 17th, 2016. Enrique Berardi/LAAC.

Date:            January 14-17, 2016
Venue:        Teeth of the Dog, Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic
Par:              36-36-72
Length:       7,274 yards 
Opened:      1971

Paul Chaplet, of Costa Rica, executed a delicate chip shot that led to a tap-in birdie on the 485-yard, par-5 14th to take a one-stroke lead, then outdueled a tightly bunched group of players down the stretch to capture a one-stroke victory, winning the Latin America Amateur Championship with a 3-under-par total of 285.

With the victory, Chaplet earned an invitation to the 2016 Masters Tournament, as well as exemptions into The Amateur Championship (conducted by The R&A) and the U.S. Amateur Championship (conducted by the United States Golf Association). He also earned spots in final qualifying for The 145th Open Championship and the 2016 U.S. Open.

After two pars to start his day, Chaplet made a tap-in birdie on the 534-yard, par-5 third hole. He added back-to-back birdies on Nos. 7 and 8, but made his first bogey of the day on the difficult par-3 13th hole, which had as many bogeys (21) as pars for the day.

On No. 14, the easiest hole of the day with a 4.54 stroke average, Chaplet was determined to get the stroke back. His second shot on the par 5 went over the green and left him with a slightly downhill chip to a green that sloped away. He executed it with perfect touch, and later called it the crucial shot of the day.

“It was not an easy chip shot, and I knew I needed to make something good there,” said Chaplet. “That shot gave me momentum to keep going, and really gave me a positive attitude on the holes that came after.”

The closing four holes of Casa de Campo played an average of two strokes over par for the 50-player field on Sunday, so Chaplet’s bogey after missing the green to the left on the par-3 16th was not unexpected. He made a pair of solid pars on Nos. 17 and 18.

Jorge Garcia, of Venezuela, who was tied with Chaplet as he played the par-4 17th hole, hit his approach shot into a fronting bunker and made bogey. Garcia played a brilliant approach shot to the final green, but missed a 10-foot birdie putt that would have forced a playoff and finished at 2-under 286.

“I feel like with the way I hit the ball, I had more than enough chances to win this championship,” said Garcia. “It’s something that gives me a lot of confidence, and I’ll just work harder next year.”

Venue Information

Opened in 1971 and designed by Pete Dye, Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo features seven holes along the Atlantic Ocean and is routinely ranked as one of the best courses throughout all of Latin America. Casa de Campo was named the number-one golf resort in the world by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) for its collection of golf courses, professional facilities and commitment to service and exceeding guest expectations.

Weather

No weather delays occurred throughout the week. Following afternoon clouds and a few sprinkles on Thursday, Friday brought the coolest morning of the week, with lows around 20 degrees Celsius. Winds from the south kept clouds inland over the weekend, providing plenty of sunshine and highs around 30 degrees Celsius.

2016 Results

POS PLAYER COUNTRY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL SCORE
1 Paul Chaplet CRC 73 71 71 70 285 -3
2 Jorge Garcia VEN 71 72 69 74 286 -2
T3 Alejandro Tosti ARG 75 65 73 74 287 -1
T3 Joaquin Niemann CHI 73 71 72 71 287 -1
T3 Luis Fernando Barco PER 73 69 76 69 287 -1
T6 Ivan Camilo Ramirez COL 72 72 75 69 288 E
T6 George Trujillo VEN 73 74 71 70 288 E
T6 Jesus Dario Montenegro ARG 72 71 72 73 288 E
T6 Gaston Bertinotti ARG 75 67 69 77 288 E
T10 Juan Miguel Heredia ECU 72 71 75 72 290 +2
T10 Jose Luis Montano BOL 72 69 79 70 290 +2
12 Nicolas Echavarria COL 72 65 77 77 291 +3
T13 Herik Machado BRA 73 75 69 75 292 +4
T13 Manuel Torres VEN 73 74 68 77 292 +4
T13 Claudio Correa CHI 72 72 75 73 292 +4
T16 Jaime Lopez Rivarola ARG 78 69 77 69 293 +5
T16 Juan Carlos Serrano MEX 72 72 78 71 293 +5
T16 Jose Andres Miranda ECU 68 76 74 75 293 +5
T19 Johann Voss BOL 75 72 73 74 294 +6
T19 Juan Alvarez URU 73 77 69 75 294 +6
T19 Devaughn Robinson BAH 73 72 76 73 294 +6
T22 Juan Jose Guerra DOM 76 70 77 72 295 7
T22 Fernando Cruz Valle MEX 72 76 74 73 295 +7
T24 Santiago Gomez COL 71 77 72 76 296 +8
T24 Jeronimo Esteve PUR 75 74 75 72 296 +8
T24 James Johnson BAR 75 69 75 77 296 +8
T24 Cristobal Del Solar CHI 73 77 73 73 296 +8
T24 Andy Schonbaum ARG 74 73 73 76 296 +8
29 Matias Lezcano ARG 75 73 74 75 297 +9
T30 Matias Dominguez CHI 71 72 78 77 298 +10
T30 Daniel Kenji Ishii BRA 69 75 73 81 298 +10
T30 Raul Pereda MEX 69 74 73 82 298 +10
T33 Felipe Strobach PER 71 75 73 80 299 +11
T33 Erick Juan Morales PUR 69 76 79 75 299 +11
35 Esteban Restrepo COL 77 73 74 76 300 +12
T36 Matthew Marquez TTO 76 69 75 81 301 +13
T36 Daniel Gurtner GUA 71 77 79 74 301 +13
T36 Jose Narro MEX 74 76 75 76 301 +13
T36 Jonathan Newnham JAM 74 73 74 80 301 +13
T36 Gustavo Morantes VEN 77 72 77 75 301 +13
T41 Jose Mendez CRC 74 72 84 72 302 +14
T41 Marcos Aurelio Negrini BRA 71 74 80 77 302 +14
T41 John Streibich ISV 73 75 75 79 302 +14
T44 Gustavo Silvero PAR 74 74 72 84 304 +16
T44 Luis Gerardo Garza MEX 70 79 77 78 304 +16
46 Alvaro E. Ortiz CRC 75 69 82 79 305 +17
47 Robert Calvesbert PUR 73 77 75 82 307 +19
48 Talin Rajendranath TTO 74 74 81 79 308 +20
49 Rohan Boettcher BRA 75 73 79 86 313 +25
50 Jorge Luciano Melendez GUA 74 75 87 80 316 +28
MC Jarryd Dillas BER 77 74
MC Matias Simaski ARG 76 75
MC Miguel Ordonez PAN 79 72
MC Rafael Miranda Ponce ECU 79 72
MC George Scanlon BOL 75 77
MC Eithel McGowen PER 72 80
MC Rhadames Pena DOM 72 80
MC Martin Cancino CHI 79 73
MC Sebastian Barnoya GUA 74 79
MC Alejandro Restrepo VEN 74 79
MC Roberto Ruiz MEX 77 77
MC Ian Facey JAM 78 76
MC Andre Tourinho BRA 75 79
MC Sachin Kumar TTO 75 79
MC Andres Gallegos ARG 77 77
MC Pedro Nagayama BRA 80 74
MC Dorian Delmas Pena PAR 77 77
MC Mateo Gomez COL 77 77
MC Chad McCann DOM 75 79
MC Trevor Levine ISV 80 74
MC Michael Wight CAY 80 75
MC Mateo Leon ECU 72 83
MC Pablo Andres Torres Hernandez COL 78 77
MC Liam Bryden TTO 81 74
MC Alejandro Perazzo VEN 77 80
MC Andres Russi CRC 79 78
MC Toto Gana CHI 76 81
MC Jorge Herrera GUA 81 76
MC Lucas Rosso CHI 75 83
MC Sebastian Smith CHI 73 85
MC Jose O. Rodriguez PUR 77 81
MC Juan Camilo Giraldo COL 78 80
MC Scott Stollmeyer BAR 78 81
MC Raul Carbonell PAN 76 83
MC Esteban Missura ECU 78 82
MC Sergio Roman ECU 75 85
MC Ernesto Marin NCA 81 79
MC Rodrigo Sol ESA 79 81
MC Facundo Alvarez URU 79 82
MC Walker Campbell BER 80 81
MC Alonso Palma Menchelli PER 83 79
MC George Riley DOM 78 84
MC Francisco Munoz DOM 82 80
MC Christian Graf PER 80 84
MC Luis Rogelio Medina MEX 83 81
MC Ben Gillmor LCA 82 82
MC Bobby Moore ESA 79 86
MC Andrew Jarvis CAY 88 77
MC Juan Pablo Ortiz GUA 79 87
MC Elijah Delancy BAH 81 87
MC Hiram Silfa DOM 87 82
MC Patricio Alzamora PER 84 87
MC Cliff Alcide LCA 83 90
MC Michael Ahlers NCA 90 89
MC Inaki Lopez URU 92 95
MC Jacklin Jean HAI 101 97
DQ Alvaro Ortiz MEX 68 79