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SA duo end fifth in Argentina

Kyle McClatchie and Aubrey Beckley extended South Africa’s proud history in the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup with a top-five finish as Agustin Tarigo and Juan Alvarez captured Uruguay’s first victory at the 45th edition of the prestigious event at Los Lagartos Country Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday.
Tarigo and Alvarez combined for a winning total of eight-under-par 560, while the South African pair took fifth in the 21st International Team Championship on 15 over 589, matching Tristen Strydom and Teaghan Gauche’s feat last year.
Paraguay finished second with a total of 580, France took third on 581 and Spain finished in fourth spot on 582.
Unfortunately the host country’s Marcos Montenegro suffered an injury to his hand and the team could not finish the competition.
Tarigo also won the Individual Competition with a total of six under 278, finished two shots clear of Chilean Cristóbal del Solar and four shots ahead of teammate Alvarez.
Ekurhuleni’s McClatchie, a Youth Olympian in 2014, produced rounds of 70, 72, 71 and 71 to seal a joint-fifth place finish on even-par 284 with Yoon James from Paraguay. Beckley’s rounds of 77, 74, 76 and 78 earned the North West player a share of 44th.
The South African pair will also be flying the flag against players from 22 countries in the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier for the 121st FiberCorp Argentine Amateur Championship at the Golf Club Stays on 8-9 November.

Picture of McClatchie courtsy of AAG

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