Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA (November 24, 2014) – PGA TOUR Latinoamérica continues its steady growth, both in number of events but also in opportunities to be a member of the first step on their way to golf’s biggest stage.
Starting in 2015, three Q-Schools will be held, in three different countries, allowing for more players to join in PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s success.
For the third year in a row Sun ‘N Lake Golf and Country Club in Sebring, Florida will play host in the U.S.. From January 20-23 players will be trying to lock up one of the exempt cards up for grabs at each site.
A week later (January 27-30) there will be twoconcurrent sites being played, allowing for some players to compete closer to home. The La Planicie Country Club, in Lima, Peru will be one of the sites as will Hurlingham Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
At all three sites the top finisher will receive fully exempt status for the entire 2015 season. The remaining spots will be determined based on each field’s composition and be subject to areshuffle. Conditional status will be awarded to those who finish within the top 30 and ties.
The deadline for a player to apply, available at www.pgatourla.com , will be January 5, 2015.
“This Tour prepares you, it makes you feel what it’s like to play on a year-long Tour, it makes you have to plan your trips, and you have to play well because it’s very competitive,” says Daniel Maziotta, who got his spot on Tour through the 2014 Q-School in Lima, Peru and achieved a win in his first season (Mundo Maya Open presentado por Heineken).
“PGA TOUR Latinoamérica is great, it’s atraining ground for young players,” says David Chung, who received his card in Sebring. “I had no idea what to expect. After failing to classify last year on the Web.com Tour, I thought about going to Asia, but a group of friends told me PGA TOUR Latinoamérica was great, and they were right. This Tour has been absolutely phenomenal. I enjoy it a lot, everything is first class. Competition is big and the courses are incredible.”
PGA TOUR Latinoamérica is increasingly becoming the first step for more players with the PGA TOUR dream. At the end of each season, “Los Cinco,” the top five finishers in the Order of Merit are welcomed onto the Web.com Tour; the following five are exempt into Final Stage of Web.com Tour Q-School. Mexican Oscar Fraustro and American Zac Blair are among the alumni who have achieved that dream and are now playing on the PGA TOUR. Excitement builds as future stars of the PGA TOUR begin their journey today.