Shared leadership. After the first 18 holes, the Mexican Emilio López and the Colombian Ricardo Celia are tied at the top of the Amanali Classic classification, the second stage of the 2023-24 campaign of the Mexican Professional Golf Tour (GGPM) that distributes a purse of one million 800 thousand pesos.
Both López and Celia today scored a score of 64, eight under par, followed by the Mexicans Aarón Terrazas, José de Jesús “Camarón” Rodríguez, Sebastián Vázquez and Luis Carrera, all of them with a score of 66, six under par. of the field pair.
“I felt very comfortable, I hit the drivers and the irons very well, I was quite good with the putter,” said Emilio López from Puebla, who commented on the Amanali Country Club & Náutica: “It is a course where you have “You have to be on the fairway more than any other, the greens are spectacular so you have to enforce regulations.”
The note of the day was given by the native of Barranquilla, Colombia, Ricardo Celia who made his debut today on the Mexican Professional Golf Tour. “I felt very solid from tee to green, I hit it very well, I made some very good putts, I had control the entire round so I am very happy.”
Ricardo Celia, two-time champion on the PGA Tour Latin America, highlighted the importance of the GGPB on the continent. “For a long time they had already spoken very well to me about the Mexican Tour, many friends had already told me that I had to come sometime, I am very happy to have come, I liked it a lot.”
Players of the caliber of Guatemalan José Toledo, Player of the Year for the last two seasons, as well as American Joel Thelen, defending champion, and Mexicans Álvaro Ortiz, Sebastián Vázquez, Isidro Benítez, Armando Favela and Luis Garza.
As a previous Amanali Classic activity, the traditional ProAm was held yesterday. The winning team of the competition was led by professional Oscar Serna and amateurs Tizoc González-Oses, Alejandro Padilla, Francisco Urrutia and Rodrigo González.
The second position went to the amateurs Sergio Barranco, Ernesto Valdéz, Miguel Lozano and Uriel Hernández led by the professional José de Jesús Rodríguez. Finally, third place went to the professional Juan Carlos Serrano and the amateurs Macedonio Ortega, Leonardo Gerardo and Aarón Leal.