July 24-30: Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship - The Ocean Club - Nassau, Bahamas
August 11-14: PRGA Junior Matchplay Championship - PAC - Flamboyan Course
Valeria Pacheco finished as the runner up in the R&A's 2016 Junior Open Championship with an overall score of even par (219). In a mix boys and girls field, Pacheco was the best girl. Solid final round for Valeria, she shot +1 (74) five strokes behind Pedro Lencart the overall winner from Portugal. Melvin Morales also had a solid final round where he shot +3 (76) and finished T-24. Valeria won the North American & Caribbean Trophy and Melvin Morales came in 4th place in the same division. The PRGA is very proud of your hard work and dedication. Full Results click HERE
Puerto Rico's flag shines at the top of the leaderboard of The British Junior Open Championship 2016. Great second round gives Valeria Pacheco the lead at the tournament in Kilmarnock (Barassie). Pacheco shot -2 (71) for an overall score of -1 (145). Melvin Morales shot +7 (80) for the second round and makes the cut with an overall score of +11 (157) and currently is t-22. Keep it going guys!! Full Results click HERE
Puerto Rico flag at the first page of the leaderboard in The British Junior Open 2016. Today at the first round, Valeria Pacheco shot +1 (74), currently sits t-3 and Melvin Morales shot +4 (77) who is t-10 at the moment. Great start for team Puerto Rico. Keep it going guys!! Results and live scoring click HERE
After the Final Round Puerto Rico wins its 9th consecutive CAJGC! In the Boys 17 & Under division, Alejandro Toro was the best score with a +2 (74). Followed by Mitzel Chevres with a +4 (76). Combined they finished with an overall score of (153) and they finish in second place overall. In the Girls 17 & Under division, Valeria Pacheco who led the previous two-day, finished strong with +4 (76) and won her division! Melvin Morales won the Boys 15 & Under division with a final round of +2 (74). Andres Aranguren our next best score with a +5 (77). Combined they both finished in first place overall. In the Girls 15 & Under division, Camila Robles shot (89) and finished in 4th place overall. Gustavo Rangel from the Boys 13 & Under shot +8 (80) and finished in 3rd place overall. In the Girls 13 & Under division, Andrea Sofia Balaguer shot (85) and came in 4th place overall.
The PRGA wants to congratulate the Junior National Team for coming on top at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship and bringing the cup back to Puerto Rico! 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷
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The Puerto Rico Golf Association Rules Officiales continue their presence at important golfing events during the first half of 2016. Both Christine Beauchamp and Francisco Rivera have been busy referreing top USGA events including the Women's Four Ball and this weeks US OPEN at the Oakmont Golf Club while Veteran Rules Official Cesar Rivera worked the PGA TOUR Latin America among other regional events reports Sidney Wolf, President of the PRGA.
The officials will continue a busy summer schedule working at other USGA Championships (US Women's Amateur and Women's OPEN) and Caribbean regional events. The PRGA congratulates our dedicated Rules Officiales and encourages others to learn the rules.
Presently the PRGA has eight active Rules Officiales who assist the PRGA and other local and regional events. For more information to learn more how you can get involved please contact the PRGA offices at 787-793-3444.
PRGA Crowns 2016 Amateur Champion
After three rounds played at Coco Beach Golf & Country Club, the PRGA crowns Erick Juan Morales as your new Puerto Rico Amateur Champion. With tough and windy conditions Morales manage to shoot -1 under par (215) overall. Max Alverio was the runner up with a overall score of +5 (221).
On the Professional Division Peter Williamson won with an overall score of -6 (210).Williamson won the event and secured a spot on the 2017 Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach. Jacob Eggers who won the Monday Qualifier for the Puerto Rico Open this year, was the runner up in the professional division with an overal score of -1 under par (215).
Jason Colon was the low Mid-Amateur, Melvin Morales was the low Junior player. On the Mens First Flight, Alfredo Velez was the winner and Brian Barreda was the runner up.
On the Female Amateur Division, Valeria Pacheco was crown champion and also low amateur. Pacheco won with an overall score of +14 (230). Yae Eum Kim from the Dominican Republic was the runner up with an overall score of +16 (232).
To all the participants and our sponsor: We at the Puerto Rico Golf Association are greatly thankful to everyone who participated and contributed at the 2016 PRGA Championships presented by Johnnie Walker. We certainly look forward to your participation in next year’s event.
2016 PRGA Championships presented by Johnnie Walker Final Results
STRONG FIELD HEADS TO COCO BEACH FOR THE 2016 PRGA CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY JOHNNIEWALKER.
8 June 2016, San Juan, Puerto Rico: An competitive field of 74 players from Puerto Rico, the United States and 3 additional countries will compete this week at the 2016 PRGA Championships presented by Johnnie Walker at Coco Beach Golf and Country Club from June 10-12.
The overall winner of The 2016 PRGA Championships will earn a spot at the 10TH PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open The local Amateur Champion and Runner up will earn their spots on the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship Hoerman Cup Team as well as the local winner of the Women's Championship on the George Teale Cup.
The PRGA Championship includes both Professionals and Amateurs including top female golfers that will compete for the Ladies Amateur Championship, as well as senior golfers in the Senior Division. The Championships include golfers competing in the 1st Flight Championship
Nine local players with WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING™ (WAGR™) status will be feature during this weekend’s event, including; Erick Morales, Jose L. Cardona, Jayson Gonzalez, Yudika Rodriguez, Valeria Pacheco, Max Alverio, Gabriela Santini, Kristina Ortiz and Daniel Caban. Additionally, the event will include top Junior golfers.
We look forward to a very exciting competitive Championship this week. We believe this year's Johnnie Walker Championship showcases one of the PRGA's very strongest fields competing. We will be excited to recognize our various Champions at the close of the competition come Sunday. We invite the public to witness the very best of competition. Stated Sidney Wolf, President of the PRGA.
Francisco Rivera, Director of Rules and Competition – at The PRGA, said, “The PRGA Championships presented by JohnnieWalker enjoys recognition as the pre-eminent event on Puerto Rico’s golfing calendar and this is reflected in the strength of the field. It will be interesting to see how all players react to a challenging yet fair course setup comparable to the 2016 Puerto Rico Open. I’m sure there will be some fantastic golf on display and I would urge people follow along the action at the PRGA’s live scoring website at www.prga.org.
Consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the Caribbean, Coco Beach Golf Club – Championship Course will host The PRGA Championship’s once again. Finally, the PRGA would like to recognize and thank Johnnie Walker for once again supporting the event as the Official Presenting Sponsor as well as our most valuable volunteers from the Carvin School who have supported the PRGA events over the past 14 years.
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