The French Gandon remains firm at the top of the 115th VISA Open of Argentina, which is enjoyed live on Star +

With a total of 131 strokes (-13), the French Jeremy Gandon remains at the forefront of the 115th VISA Open of Argentina presented by Macro after the second round of this championship that takes place at Nordelta Golf Club, organizes the Argentine Association de Golf (AAG) and that from the third round will have a live broadcast of Star +.

Gandon presented a card of 65 strokes (-7) and leads by seven to the Americans Landon Lyons (70) and Andrew Alligood (68). Meanwhile, Estanislao Goya (70) is the best Argentine in the tournament and is in 4th place with a cumulative 139 (-5). While Andrés Romero, one of the figures of the event, made a good return of 69 shots (-3) and is in 22nd place with a total of 142 (-2).

“Really the key this Friday was the two eagles that I did in the 4 and 10, I played very well and it was a perfect round. There are only two laps left, I have to stay focused and go shot by shot. If I keep playing this way I will have many chances, ”said Gandon, the 24-year-old professional who was born in Charpey, Drôm, and participated in the Forme Tour and Korn Ferry Tour.

Meanwhile, Goya completed a good day and rose in the leaderboard. “Today was a weird day, I didn’t feel comfortable because I didn’t eat well and it cost me a lot. But I think that despite all that I knew how to take advantage of the good times and opportunities that I had, that’s why I’m happy. We are far from the leader, but in this type of court if the wind blows it can change everything and we have to think about going out more aggressive to look for a little more. The game is there and if I can pack up I will stay close to Sunday ”, remarked the Cordovan, winner of a title on the European Tour.

On the other hand, in the Emilio Pereyra Iraola Cup that the fans dispute, Vicente Marzilio was the only one who managed to overcome the qualifying cut and, if there were no problems on Saturday and Sunday, he will keep this prestigious cup. “I am very happy with the golf that I am playing, I feel very comfortable on this course and now I hope to continue improving. It is very important for me to play the weekend in a championship like this, ”said the young man who this year won the Mexico International Amateur, one of the most important amateur championships in the region.

Finally, the qualifying cut was established at 145 strokes (+1) and 62 players will be at the weekend to play the last two rounds of this 115th VISA Open of Argentina presented by Macro at Nordelta GC, which celebrates its 4th edition as host of this prestigious championship and has as former winners the Argentines César Costilla and Ángel Cabrera and the Colombian Marcelo Rozo.

The course was inaugurated in 2008 and is one of the most demanding golf courses in Argentina, with numerous doglegs, wide “wastebunkers” and several water hazards. The difficulty of the course can increase with the wind, which if it blows will be a great factor to take into account when considering the possible winning score.

The 7th oldest championship in the world and one of the most important in South America distributes a purse of US $ 175 thousand dollars and is the inaugural event of the 2021/2022 season of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. The sale of tickets is carried out by and at the entrance of the club (entrance door of the El Golf de Nordelta neighborhood), starting on Thursday, December 2.

On Saturday December 4 and Sunday 5, Star + subscribers will be able to enjoy it LIVE with a very special coverage from the Nordelta Golf Club. The transmissions will be in charge of the specialists Matías Anselmo and Hernán Rey, with the valuable contribution from the own field of Nora Ventureira, Valeria Quesada and Gustavo Piovano.

Saturday 4th

Third round
16:00 ARG / CHI / PAR / URU 15:00 BOL / VEN 14:00 COL / ECU / PER
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Sunday 5th

Final lap
16:00 ARG / CHI / PAR / URU 15:00 BOL / VEN 14:00 COL / ECU / PER
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