2019 Results

Mexico’s Alvaro Ortiz Finally Achieves His Dream at 2019 Latin America Amateur Championship

La Romana, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico pictured at the 2019 Latin America Amateur Championship at Casa de Campo Resort during the Final Round on January 20th, 2019. (Photo by Enrique Berardi/LAAC)

Date: 17-20 January 2019
Venue: Teeth of the Dog, Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic
Par: 36-36–72
Length: 7,210
Opened: 1971

Mexico’s Alvaro Ortiz dazzled on the second nine of his fifth and final appearance at the Latin America Amateur Championship to seal a two-stroke victory at the Teeth of the Dog Course at Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic.

With his victory, the Guadalajara native earned an invitation to compete in the 2019 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, as well as full exemptions into The Amateur Championship, U.S. Amateur Championship and any other USGA amateur championship for which he was eligible. In addition, he earned an exemption into the final stages of qualifying for The 148th Open at Royal Portrush and the 2019 U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach.

“When I was a freshman, I remember seeing maybe a couple of guys from Chile, from Argentina, a couple from Brazil and Mexico,” Ortiz stated. “When I was a senior, it just stunned me that every single tournament you go to, there’s at least five to six Latin American players. It just shows you how much this tournament has helped grow the game and how much people are interested in now going to seek the best competition there is.”

With three previous top-three finishes in the event, Ortiz found himself trailing by two strokes with just ten holes to play in Sunday’s final round. His subsequent bogey-free second nine included three birdies and an eagle, highlighted by a near hole out of his approach from the 17th fairway, leading him to a final-round 6-under-par 66 for a tournament total 14-under-par 274.

Ortiz, who turned professional after competing in the 2019 Masters Tournament, finished as the Low Amateur Runner-Up at Augusta National, shooting a 2-under-par 286. He became just the second amateur golfer from Mexico to compete in the Masters Tournament, and the first Masters invitee from Mexico in 40 years.

Venue Information: Designed by Pete Dye, Teeth of the Dog at Casa De Campo features seven holes along the Atlantic Ocean and is routinely ranked one of the best courses throughout Latin America. Case De Campo also served as the host of the 2016 Latin America Amateur Championship, won by Paul Chaplet.

POS PLAYER COUNTRY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL SCORE
1 Alvaro Ortiz  MEX 66 72 70 66 274 -10
2 Luis Gagne  CRC 72 70 68 66 276 -8
3 Luis Fernando Barco  PER 69 69 71 70 279 -5
4 Toto Gana  CHI 73 70 71 66 280 -4
5 Andrey Borges Xavier  BRA 74 66 75 66 281 -3
T6 Fred Biondi  BRA 72 73 66 71 282 -2
T6 Jorge Garcia  VEN 70 72 70 70 282 -2
8 Agustin Errazuriz  CHI 69 71 69 74 283 -1
T9 Jorge Villar  MEX 72 69 71 72 284 E
T9 Ivan Camilo Ramirez  COL 71 71 72 70 284 E
T9 Aaron Terrazas  MEX 73 69 71 71 284 E
T12 Alejandro Villavicencio  GUA 70 72 72 71 285 +1
T12 Juan Jose Guerra  DOM 73 72 70 70 285 +1
T12 Lucas Rosso  CHI 73 71 74 67 285 +1
T15 Chris Nido  PUR 74 75 72 65 286 +2
T15 Herik Machado  BRA 72 74 65 75 286 +2
T15 Juan Cayro Delgado  DOM 69 68 77 72 286 +2
T18 Manuel Torres  VEN 73 73 74 67 287 +3
T18 Juan Noba  ARG 74 71 71 71 287 +3
T20 Jose Luis Montano  BOL 73 71 73 71 288 +4
T20 Jesus Dario Montenegro  ARG 76 73 67 72 288 +4
T22 Max Alverio  PUR 69 74 74 72 289 +5
T22 Alejandro Madariaga  MEX 69 76 78 66 289 +5
T22 Eduardo Carrete  MEX 76 71 69 73 289 +5
T25 Esteban Missura  ECU 73 73 69 75 290 +6
T25 Carlos Bustos  CHI 72 73 71 74 290 +6
T25 Mario Carmona  MEX 72 77 69 72 290 +6
T25 Julian Perico  PER 77 65 74 74 290 +6
T29 Wanjoo Lee  TTO 75 71 70 75 291 +7
T29 Gabriel Morgan-Birke  CHI 74 70 73 74 291 +7
T29 Emilio Gonzalez  MEX 73 71 76 71 291 +7
T29 Devaughn Robinson  BAH 76 69 74 72 291 +7
T33 Alvaro E. Ortiz  CRC 74 72 74 72 292 +8
T33 Konrad Brauckmeyer  VEN 73 71 73 75 292 +8
T33 Andy Schonbaum  ARG 74 72 72 74 292 +8
T36 Rafael Miranda  ECU 74 73 73 73 293 +9
T36 Ricardo Davila  GUA 74 74 70 75 293 +9
T38 Miguel Reyes  URU 70 76 77 71 294 +10
T38 Enrique Valverde  DOM 70 71 76 77 294 +10
T38 Mateo Fernandez De Oliveira  ARG 74 70 77 73 294 +10
41 Justin Burrowes  JAM 73 76 68 78 295 +11
42 Carlos Ardila  COL 76 71 76 73 296 +12
43 Juan Camilo Vesga  COL 72 73 83 69 297 +13
T44 Pedro Nagayama  BRA 75 69 75 79 298 +14
T44 James Yoon  PAR 76 71 75 76 298 +14
T44 Ben Cohn  ECU 75 74 75 74 298 +14
T47 Paul Chaplet  CRC 76 72 76 76 300 +16
T47 Jarryd Dillas  BER 73 74 75 78 300 +16
T47 Jan Hellema  CHI 79 68 81 72 300 +16
50 Aaron Jarvis  CAY 76 73 77 80 306 +22
MC Santiago Zubiate  PER 75 75
MC Horacio Carbonetti  ARG 71 79
MC Juan Moncayo  ECU 79 71
MC Tiago Lobo  BRA 77 73
MC Facundo Alvarez  URU 73 77
MC Rhadames Pena  DOM 77 73
MC Felipe Alvarez  COL 72 79
MC Daniel Kenji Ishii  BRA 74 77
MC Ernesto Marin  NCA 77 74
MC Martin Contini  ARG 74 77
MC Miguel Ordonez  PAN 76 75
MC James Johnson  BAR 74 77
MC Pablo Juan Carrere  URU 78 74
MC Erick Morales  PUR 78 74
MC Walker Campbell  BER 84 68
MC Julian Gonzalez  CRC 78 74
MC Pablo Castellanos  GUA 79 74
MC Juan Ignacio Basagoitia  CHI 80 73
MC Sachin Kumar  TTO 75 78
MC Nicolas Cimadevilla  ECU 77 76
MC Luis Ruiz  MEX 77 76
MC Daniel Gurtner  GUA 80 73
MC Esteban Restrepo  COL 75 78
MC Gabriel Vanososte  TTO 79 75
MC Felix Dominguez Olaizola  VEN 77 77
MC Corrie Kuehn  DOM 81 74
MC Luis Gerardo Garza  MEX 80 75
MC Ezequiel Prieto  VEN 75 81
MC Johann Voss  BOL 78 78
MC Marcel Olivares  DOM 79 77
MC Amauriel Fernandez  VEN 77 80
MC Geoffry Schacher  HON 80 77
MC Patricio Freundt-Thurne  PER 78 79
MC Nicolas Escobar  ECU 77 80
MC Jorge Luciano Melendez  GUA 80 77
MC Payten Wight  CAY 81 77
MC Matias Dominguez  CHI 74 84
MC Luis Cargiulo  PAN 79 80
MC Agustin Tarigo  URU 80 79
MC Ernesto Soler  ESA 77 83
MC Sven Dummer  CHI 79 81
MC Antonio Vierci  PAR 81 79
MC Romanus Inglis  LCA 83 77
MC Henry Kattan  HON 83 78
MC Jose Tomas Vargas  CHI 86 75
MC Iz Hustler  BAR 86 77
MC Rodrigo Sanchez  DOM 82 82
MC Sean Morris  JAM 82 83
MC Raul Linares  DOM 84 82
MC Rodrigo Rodas  GUA 79 88
MC Kevin Ferris  ISV 85 82
MC Smith Galvez Chavez  PER 88 80
MC Luis Carlos Pardo  COL 85 83
MC Terry Verdant  LCA 90 79
MC Kevin Rodriguez  DOM 90 82
MC Paolo Cartagena  ESA 91 82
MC Luis Guido  NCA 95 89
MC Maurice Pasha Brandt  HAI 96 92