AMATEUR. Santiago Falcucci will debut in a tournament of the highest level.
From today until Sunday the Termas de Río Hondo Golf Invitational tournament will be held, in the avant-garde course designed by the American Robert Trent Jones Jr. Among the players from 15 countries there will be 38 Argentines. Caesar Rib, Leonardo Ledesma, Jorge Monroy, andres romero, Louis Romero, Santiago Falcucci, Einar Lange y Hernán Kranevitter will carry the Tucuman golf flag in the tournament that is part of the PGA Tour Latin America. The appointment in Santiago del Estero means the resumption of the circuit after a break of three months. In its third edition, the Invitational features six of the top 10 players from the Totalplay Cup, the tour ranking. He will not be defending the title Kevin Velofrom the United States.
“Pigu” Romero will leave from 9.10 together with Tommy Cocha y Chandler Blanchet (USA). At 9.30, Luis Romero and Ledesma will share the start with the Colombian Ivan Camilo Ramirez. Lange will play from 9.40 with the Paraguayan Pedro Baek and another Argentine, Federico Molina. At the same time, Kranevitter and Falcucci will share the start with Thomas Gomez. Rib, from 2:20 p.m., will compete with Maximilian Godoy e Ignacio Marino. Monroy will hit with Oreste Foccacia y exequiel lopezalso compatriots, starting at 2:30 p.m.
The Falcucci thing is special. The 30-year-old golfer achieved a place after winning the final of the amateur ranking last year and hence his desire to rub shoulders on the course with great figures from the PGA Latin America. He spoke about this with LA GACETA before moving to Las Termas.
– How do you feel this debut in the tournament?
– It’s my first time in a PGA Latino tournament because amateurs don’t qualify. They invited me for having won the ranking and I feel good, I have been training a lot and also competing, which is important.
– What are the expectations?
– The best, try to qualify today and tomorrow to play the weekend and, from there, the goal is to climb as many positions as possible.
– How do you get along with the Termas field?
– There I won the final of the ranking, so I know him very well.
– Could we say that it brought you luck?
– Yes, it can be (laughs).
– What brings luck when competing?
– A ball that has the name of my son Luca written on it and the red and white heart of San Martín. (Journalistic production: Marina Sosa)