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2021 Latin America Amateur Championship cancelled

3.26pm 6th October 2020 - Coronavirus News

The 2021 Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC) has been cancelled due to complications presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The LAAC, conducted by The R&A, the USGA and the Masters Tournament, was scheduled to be played January 14-17, 2021, at Lima Golf Club in Peru. Future championship plans will be announced at a later date.
 
Founded in 2014 by the Masters Tournament, The R&A and the USGA, the LAAC was established to further develop amateur golf in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The event annually moves to top courses throughout Latin America and showcases the sport’s rising talent in the region.
 
Notable winners of the championship include 2018 LAAC champion Joaquin Niemann of Chile, Sebastian Munoz of Colombia and 2019 champion Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico. The 2020 renewal was held in January and was won Argentina’s Abel Gallegos at Mayakoba’s El Camaleón Golf Club in Mexico (pictured above).
 
The champion receives an invitation to compete in the Masters Tournament, The Open, The Amateur Championship, the US Amateur Championship, and any other USGA amateur championship for which he is eligible. The champion and runner-up also receive an exemption into final qualifying for the US Open.
 

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