The seventh edition of Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC), the most important amateur tournament in Latin America, will take place at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic, from January 20 to 23, 2022.
LAAC 2021, originally scheduled for January 14-17 at the Lima Golf Club in Peru, was canceled due to the global covid-19 pandemic. Many of the participants study in the United States and given the complicated travel restrictions there was no way to reschedule.
For the third time, the world-renowned track Teeth of the Dog in Casa de Campo, it will host the championship. Designed by Pete Dye and built in the early 1970s. It was precisely in that setting that Mexican Alvaro Ortiz He dazzled in the second nine holes to get that long-awaited victory and break a streak of more than 40 years without tricolor at the Augusta Masters.
The championship takes place annually on the best courses in Latin America and has been of utmost importance for hundreds of golfers who aspire to play professionally, such as the Chilean Joaquin Niemann (2018 LAAC champion) and the Colombian Sebastian Muñoz, among others.
The LAAC champion will receive an invitation to Masters Tournament 2022 on Augusta National Golf Club and an invitation to play The 150th Open en St Andrews.
Plus, the winner will get full waivers to contest The Amateur Championship, the U.S. Amateur Championship and all other USGA amateur championships for which it is eligible and will be exempt from the final stages of qualification for the 122th US Open. In addition, the player or players who finish in second place will enter directly into the final qualifying phases to enter The 150th Open and the 122th US Open Championship.
In the last edition, in January 2020, the debutant Abel gallegos from Argentina achieved victory at El Camaleón de Mayakoba, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
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