Irish Team at South American Amateur

​The event takes place in Santiago from January 10th to 13th

  • 09 January 2019

Caption: Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) (Photo: Cashman Photography)



The South American Amateur Championships get underway in Chile this week with a strong contingent of players from across the World, including two members of the 2018 Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team, making the trip to Los Leones in Santiago.

First played in 2006, the event is open to both men and women and was won last year by Canada’s Chris Crisologo (men) and Paraguay’s Milagros Cháves (women).

Lisburn's Paula Grant will be hoping to get 2019 off to a flying start in Chile. Grant represented Great Britain and Ireland at the 40th Curtis Cup Match in June. First reserve for the match at Quaker Ridge, Annabel Wilson (Lurgan), also representes Ireland.

R&A Foundation Scholars champion Ronan Mullarney (Galway) won a spot in the Arnold Palmer Cup International Team as a result of his win in St Andrews in April. He will now tee it up at Los Leones as he looks to continue his form into the new year.

Mullarney is joined by 2017 Flogas Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O'Keeffe (Douglas) who completes the quartet.

The 2019 South American Amateur Championships will be played from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 January and will be the first international amateur event of its type played under the new Rules of Golf. 

You can follow updates from the event at www.saamateur.org

The Irish Team supported by the R&A:
Paula Grant (Lisburn)
Annabel Wilson (Lurgan)
Ronan Mullarney (Galway)
Peter O’Keeffe (Douglas)

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